10 Must-Dos in London

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London: Dance, Opera and Other Performances

London: Dance, Opera and Other Performances

1. Shakespeare Globe Theatre

Nearest Stations: London Bridge and Southwark
Address: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
Phone: 0207 902 1400

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is a recreation of the magnificent, original Globe Theatre. 
The current building stands around 230 metres from the original structure. Ever since it was reopened in 1997, the Shakespeare Globe Theatre has staged plays every summer. Tours of the building are also available.

2. London Coliseum (English National Opera)

Nearest Station: Leicester Square
Address: St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Phone: 020 7836 0111
Website: www.eno.org

The London Coliseum is a theatre situated at St. Martin’s Lane in Central London. It was constructed as one of the most luxurious and largest variety theatres in London, and opened in December 1904. Today it is primarily used for opera, as well as being the London home of the English National Opera.

3. Royal Opera House

Nearest Station: Covent Garden
Address: Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD
Phone: 0207 240 1200
Website: www.roh.org.uk

Situated in Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House is a venue used for various types of performing arts. It houses several groups like The Royal Ballet, The Orchestra and The Royal Opera. It was originally called the Theatre Royal and served as a playhouse for the first century of its history. Tours are available.

4. The Peacock Theatre

Nearest Stations: Holborn and Covent Garden
Address: Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT
Phone: 0207 863 8000

Situated in Westminster near Aldwych, the Peacock Theatre has a capacity of 999-seats. 
It is owned by the London School of Economics and Political Science, and forms an integral part of its campus.

The theatre is used for public talks, political speeches, conferences, open days and lectures. It is also often used to host ballet, dance performances, award ceremonies, pop concerts and conferences.

5. The Roundhouse

Nearest Station: Chalk Farm
Address: Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
Phone: 0300 678 9222

The Roundhouse is an old railway engine shed located in Chalk Farm. Just before World War II, the building fell into a state of disuse. In 1964, it was reopened as a venue for performing arts. 

After being empty for years, performing arts returned to this building after it was purchased by a local businessman in 1996. It is now one of the most unique venues in London with a capacity of 1,700 people.

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