Built in 1904, the London Coliseum is Covent Garden’s largest theatre, topped by a famous revolving globe and an extravagant Renaissance-style edifice that screams “high culture” at the top of its lungs.
This mightily impressive venue is home to the world-famous English National Opera and English National Ballet, meaning that many of the planet’s greatest performers have graced its stage.
The Coliseum has developed a reputation for drama, innovation and occasional controversy, with operas written in less widely understood languages performed exclusively in English to make them as accessible as possible to a wide audience.
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