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London Coliseum

#179 of 1,589 things to do in London
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Covent Garden
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Address: St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES, England
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One for the bucket list!

Carousel is one of my favourite musicals even though it was first on stage many years before I was born. So happy to have seen this excellent production. The whole cast were great... read more

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Carousel is one of my favourite musicals even though it was first on stage many years before I was born. So happy to have seen this excellent production. The whole cast were great but thought that Carrie and Mr Snow stole the show. The theatre was just beautiful. Loved the refurbished bar in the dress circle. Dress circle seats comfy... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an experience of a lifetime. Went to see Carousel. Loved all of it. My husband is 6ft tall and weighs 20 stone and had plenty of room but perhaps we are used to provincial theatres so felt this London theatre delivered a comfortable and memorable experience. Staff were helpful as we had downloaded a ticket from Amazon, it... More 

Thank Ann B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The opening scene with time running backwards was a triumph but it went downhill from there. The staging and backdrop seemed to be deigned by a child with some lolly sticks and a few coloured pencils. The cast was great and the orchestra superb. The dance scenes were top class. Alfie's voice sent shivers down my spine whilst Katherine tried... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Theatre with iconic tower in Theatre Land built in 1904 and home of opera since 1968. Originally used as a music hall with the flashy globe on top of the tower which was designed to revolve but local authorities have never allowed it.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite stuck for many words. Alfie has an incredible voice, I just love his vocals, don't really know why he feels he has to incorporate his beautiful voice with such terrible acting. K Jenkins, warbling vocals spoilt the show, don't understand her at all, can't act, terrible warbling. ? Why would any theatre production expect £197.00 for a seat with... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I attended this theatre on Saturday evening to see Carousel. From the minute we walked in it has the wow factor and the auditorium is probably the nicest theatre in London we have been in. Alfie Boe and Catherine Jenkins were outsanding as Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow and the whole cast were excellent. It really was... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well what a beautiful theatre. Seat space was very tight. My husband struggled and came away with dents in his knees. The show was wonderful.

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Dorridge Solihull
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely evening at this show starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins. Even though the show lacks some of the pace of modern musicals it still has catchy tunes and memorable lyrics which appealed to us seniors. Recommended.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just returned from a performance of Carousel at the London Coliseum, my wife and I are angry that what should have been a great experience was totally destroyed by the obstructed view from our seats. Not seats in the gods but seats in row C of the stalls. Top price seats and all we could see for most of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The show was fantastic and entertaining but it was sheer hell sitting up in the balcony. The seats were so uncomfortable that I struggled to enjoy the show. I ended up with a sore back and very painful knees. Maybe the stalls would be better, but I doubt I would ever take the chance again

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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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