The English National Opera inside the London Coliseum theatre hosts both opera and ballet performances.

You can visit numerous famous opera and ballet shows in this centrally located national opera. All shows are in English, and above the stage, you can see surtitles of what is being sung. Shows change often, and tickets should be bought via the opera’s website. There is no specific dress code, but people tend to dress more formally in premiers.

Getting there

The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross (Bakerloo, Northern) and Leicester Square (Piccadilly).


The National Opera is situated near both Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. Leicester Square is also a few minutes walk away.