The London Coliseum was designed by Frank Matcham for Sir Oswald Stoll with the ambition of being the largest and finest ‘People’s palace of entertainment’ of the age. The building opened to the public in 1904, with a variety act. With 2,359 seats it is the largest theatre in London. It underwent extensive renovations between 2000 and 2004 when an original staircase planned by Frank Matcham was finally put in to his specifications.The theatre changed its name from the London Coliseum to the Coliseum Theatre between 1931 and 1968.
Some the productions put on at the venue include: 'Tosca', 'The Pearl Fishers', 'Idomeneo' and ' Swan Lake' .