What time do the auditorium doors open?
Our auditorium opens 30 minutes before each performance starts, giving you plenty of time to find your seats.
What time does the show finish?
Our friendly Box Office team can advise on the length of any show from the date of the first performance, you can contact them on 0161 624 2829. Before the final dress rehearsal it’s very hard to say exactly how long a show is, and we wouldn’t want to give you incorrect information. We add the running time to our website on the opening day of the show so do check there. This information is also displayed on the door of the Box Office as you enter the theatre.
How old do you have to be to come to the theatre by yourself?
Children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 13 years can come to the theatre without an adult, but cannot be responsible for younger children. Aged 16 and over is considered an adult and may be responsible for younger children.
How many wheelchair spaces are available in the auditorium?
There are six wheelchair spaces in our main auditorium, all located on the ground floor in the Stalls for ease of access. Our Access page gives more information about this. Click here for Access information.
Can you book wheelchair spaces online?
The best way to book a wheelchair space is to speak to one of our Box Office team so they can make sure that you have a good view of the stage and you and your friends can all sit together. Give them a ring on 0161 624 2829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a passenger lift in the building?
The Coliseum is a very old building – we’ve been here since 1887 – and way back then the architects didn’t build any space for a lift – so unfortunately we don’t have any public lifts, but our ground floor facilities are fully accessible and our staff are always more than happy to help with your requirements if needed. Click here for Access information.
Do you have Accessible performances for Blind and Deaf / Hard of Hearing Audiences?
All Coliseum productions and some visiting touring productions have BSL (British Sign Language) interpreted performances for Deaf / Hard of Hearing Audiences. We are introducing Captioned performances for some Coliseum productions from 2016 onward and some touring productions have this facility. We have Infrared facilities for Deaf / Hard of Hearing Audiences. Similarly, we have Audio Described performances for Blind audiences. Click here for Access information.
What are the bar opening times?
The Stalls Bar and Circle Bar are both open an hour before each performance and during the interval. The Stalls bar is also open after the curtain comes down, and you can often spot some of the cast, our Production staff, and our Artistic Director, Kevin Shaw, enjoying a post-show drink.
How many seats can you book online?
You can book up to nine seats online for any given performance. If you’ve got a bigger group and would like to book more seats, our Box Office team are happy to help on 0161 624 2829.
Do you have special offers for Groups?
Groups of 10+ get £2.50 off (£21) and groups of 25+ get £4.50 off (£19) – with groups of 25+ there is a free programme for the organiser. This special group price is available for evening performances of Coliseum productions and for most tours. This special group rate does not apply to matinees (all tickets are £17) or Saver performances (normally the first Saturday in the run of a Coliseum production where all tickets are priced £17). For pantomime, groups of 15 or more (excluding schools) can get £2 off each ticket. There are free organiser / teacher tickets – please ask Box Office for details.
How many GET IN! NUS/under 26 tickets can one person book at a time?
The maximum number of GET IN! Under 26 / NUS tickets you can book is four. We won’t check your entire life history but we may check your ID on the night so please bring some with you. The right kind of ID includes passport, birth certificate, NUS card, college/university ID or driving license – anything with your date of birth or student status. GET IN! Under 26 /NUS tickets are available for all Coliseum productions except pantomime. GET IN! Under 26 / NUS tickets are also available for selected touring shows.
If you’ve lost something, please call our Box Office on 0161 624 2829 during opening hours (Monday to Friday – 10am – 7.30pm on performance days, 6pm on non-performance days; Saturday 10am – 7.30pm, 4.30pm on non-performance days) Alternatively, please email email@example.com with a description of what you’ve lost, where you think you lost it and when. We’ll look in our lost property box for you.