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11 Mar 2023 - 05 Apr 2023
2 hr 55 mins
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Why Watch Akhnaten ?

  • Here Comes the Sun-worshipping Akhnaten! Watch the legendary Pharaoh in London’s West End for a limited run during spring next year.
  • Philip Glass’s Akhnaten opera is back at the London Coliseum again, after sell-out performances. Experience the majesty that is the Akhnaten opera, an extraordinary Olivier Award-winning production directed by talented actor and acclaimed stage director Phelim McDermott.
  • Book your Akhnaten Opera tickets now and treat yourself and your loved ones to a magical evening that will take you to the tumultuous days of ancient Egypt

About Show

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Age Suitability


Visually stunning, with gorgeous costumes and elaborate set designs, Akhnaten’s latest production does justice to the operatic marvels of the brilliant American composer Philip Glass who has won several prestigious awards for his work.

Karen Kamensek conducts the orchestra in the production, with director Phelim McDermott at its helm. The set designer is Tom Pye, the costume designer is Kevin Pollard, and the lighting designer is Bruno Poet. Sean Gandini handles the choreography for the Akhnaten opera.

Akhnaten opera comes to London Coliseum on the 11th of March and the last show will be held on the 5th of April 2023. Book your Akhnaten Opera tickets now to reserve your seats for this spectacular masterpiece!

The Story

The narrative of Akhnaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, is told in this captivating play. A powerful man of strong convictions, Akhnaten had a profound impact on the world. He was the first Pharaoh to abandon the worship of several gods in favour of only one: Aten, the Sun God. Philip Glass composed parts of the material for this enthralling opera from ancient hymns as well as prayers and inscriptions sung in the original Hebrew, Egyptian, and Akkadian languages. Let the piece's ambiance transport you to the ancient realm conjured up by Glass's music. Purchase your Akhnaten Opera tickets to learn what happens after Amenhotep IV establishes the Sun God to be the one almighty above all and breaks with the tradition of worshipping the pantheon of Egyptian gods.

  • Please take note that this performance contains some mature content that may not be appropriate for children.
  • The opera pieces are sung in Egyptian, Hebrew, and Akkadian and there are no surtitles.

Show Timings

  • Monday - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday - 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday - 7:30 PM
  • Friday - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday - 6:30PM & 7:30 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Lead: Anthony Roth Costanzo as Ankhaten, Chrystal E. Williams as Nefertiti, Haegee Lee as Queen Tye, Keel Watson as Aye and Zachary James as the Scribe
  • Director: Phelim McDermott
  • Conductor: Karen Kamensek

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Akhnaten Top Songs

Some of the songs in the Akhnaten Opera are: ‘Hymn to the Sun’ and ‘Open are the double doors of the horizon; unlocked are its bolts.’

  • The show suitability is yet to be determined

Akhnaten Tickets are available now!

Book your online tickets for Akhnaten and secure your seats now! Watch this adorable story unfold at the London Coliseum

Booking Period: From 11 Mar 2023 - 5 Apr 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check-in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Akhnaten Tickets voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

London Coliseum

A multi-arts venue,
The London Coliseum
was designed by the renowned Theatre Architect, Frank Matcham. It opened in 1904 with the aspirations to become one of London's largest and most luxurious "family" variety theatres. Its original seating capacity is 2,939 people. English National Opera is a highly acclaimed opera company located at the London Coliseum. They are recognized internationally for their rich repertoire of innovative productions conducted by the world's greatest conductors and starring the best available singers.

London Coliseum Seating Plan

Seating Capacity: 2,939

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ES, UK

Tube: The nearest tube stations to the theatre are Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, and Embankment.

Bus: The theatre is quite well serviced by bus lines, including 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 179.

Available Facilities:Wheelchair,Restroom(Wheelchair accessible),Bar, Assistive Listening System,Cloakroom

Accessibility: London Coliseum strives to make it an amazing experience for people with visual, physical, and auditory impairments.

Outside Food :No outside food or beverage is allowed on the premises without medical reasons.

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What is the opening date for Akhnaten Opera?

Akhnaten Opera opens 11 Mar 2023 at London Coliseum.

Who are the main stars of Akhnaten Opera ?

Stars performing in Akhnaten Opera are Anthony Roth Costanzo as Ankhaten, Chrystal E. Williams as Nefertiti, Haegee Lee as Queen Tye, Keel Watson as Aye and Zachary James as the Scribe

What is Akhnaten Opera about?

Akhnaten is an opera about the life and times of Amenhotep IV who brought monotheism to a polytheistic Egypt.

What age is Akhnaten appropriate for?

Akhnaten age recommendation is yet to be determined

Where is Akhnaten Opera playing on West End?

Akhnaten Opera is playing at London Coliseum and opens on 11 Mar 2023.

Do I need to purchase a Akhnaten Opera ticket for my child?

If your child is above the age of 5, you do need to purchase a Akhnaten Opera ticket for your child

Are there discounted Akhnaten Opera tickets available for kids?

Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a West End theatre ticket. However, Kids Week, which is an annual event during the summer, lets you purchase theatre tickets for children under 16 at half price as long as they are accompanied by two adults.

How long does Akhnaten Opera run for?

The running time of Akhnaten Opera is 2 hours 55 minutes

What is the dress code while attending Akhnaten ?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi casuals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Akhnaten ?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Akhnaten . Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Akhnaten ?

London Coliseum has multiple facilities including Accessible toilets, Accessible performances, Baby changing facilities for the audiences during the Akhnaten

Can I take pictures or videos of Akhnaten inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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