The best seat in the house is the one with your name on it
Name Your Seat gives you the chance to put your name on the largest theatre in the West End.
Commissioned by Oswald Stoll in 1904, Frank Matcham designed the London Coliseum to be the most impressive theatre of its time.
Name Your Seat came out of the 2004 restoration project and continues to support the upkeep of our theatre today.
“My late husband and I had watched so many memorable ENO performances together over the years. A seat plaque offered the perfect way of reflecting that, and of supporting the work of ENO at the same time.”
Liz Grimsey, Upper Circle B21 & B25
‘Immediately I knew that this was just the tribute I was looking for that David would approve, but it didn’t end there. I thought why don’t I have a seat as well? So now when I take my seat in J18 and look at the plaque on J19 reading ‘In Memory of David Carter’, I know he really did love the view from that seat.’
Andy Rogers, Stalls J18 & J19
We invite you to be part of the fabric of our home and name a seat for yourself or as a gift, to commemorate a loved one, or celebrate fond memories of your time at ENO. You can buy a seat plaque from just £250 and this support will help us to continue the vital upkeep of our beautiful Edwardian home.
All of our Name Your Seat donors will receive:
- A personalised plaque (up to 40 characters long) with a 10 year lifespan.
- A certificate to say thank you for your generous donation, stating the seat location and inscription.
- An invitation to see your new plaque, along with friends, family, and your fellow Name Your Seat donors.
- Recognition of your donation in at least one edition of our supporter magazine, Inside ENO.
How to Name Your Seat
To Name Your Seat, first, fill out the form below. Once the form has been submitted, chose one of the four payment options below the form.
To see our current seat availability please view our London Coliseum Seating Plan, which is regularly updated, and where you can find your favourite seat in the house. Last updated: 11 May 2020.
Please note: while our Seating Plan is updated regularly, seats are subject to availability and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis – please state your preferred seat on the payment page and we will try our best to find the best seat for you.
Seat plaques have a lifespan of 10 years, but in the event of the seat being replaced the seat plaque will not be transferred to the new seat. After the 10 years, you will have the right of first refusal for the renewal of your plaque for a further 10 years.
Seat plaques ordered between September – December will be installed in January, between January – April will be installed in May and between May – August will be installed in September.
Once you’ve filled out the form, please choose one of the below payment options: