4(1 Ratings)
Deborah Morris United kingdoms
Superb acts 2 and 3 Male and female lead wonderful voices


2 hr 35 min without interval
Until 27 March 2024
To be confirmed

Why watch Jenůfa?

  • Jenůfa opera at London Coliseum is a heart-rending tale of love and sacrifice, highlighting the societal pressures of unwed pregnancies.
  • This opera is directed by Olivier Award-winner David Alden, who brilliantly updates the setting to a relatable 20th-century Eastern Bloc.
  • Janáček’s rich score is conducted by the esteemed Keri-Lynn Wilson, with an exceptional cast featuring Jennifer Davis and Susan Bullock.
  • Witness Richard Trey Smagur's captivating ENO debut and John Findon's dynamic performance in this gripping opera.

Jenůfa at the London Coliseum is a potent exploration of societal pressures and the heart-wrenching consequences of unyielding moral codes. Directed by Olivier Award-winner David Alden, the opera is a testament to his knack for updating classic stories to resonate with today's audiences. The tale is enhanced by Janáček's rich score, conducted by the esteemed Keri-Lynn Wilson, which serves as the emotional backbone of the narrative. The cast features a remarkable array of talent: Jennifer Davis, known for her moving performances, takes on the role of Jenůfa; Susan Bullock, a globally renowned soprano, portrays her stepmother Kostelnička; and Richard Trey Smagur makes his captivating ENO debut as Laca. Do not miss out on this compelling opera experience and book your tickets now!


Set in the heart of Moravia, Jenůfa opera at London Coliseum tells the tale of how societal norms impose a grim fate on unwed pregnant women. Amid this, Jenůfa carries a secret pregnancy from one of two half-brothers who vie for her affection. After the father of the child abandons Jenůfa, her stepmother commits an unthinkable act to shield her from shame. The plot takes a tragic turn on Jenůfa's wedding day, revealing a devastating truth that shatters their world. This riveting tale of love, sacrifice, and societal pressures in Jenůfa opera, London promises a compelling viewing experience.

Show timings

  • Mon, Wed & Fri at 7:30 PM
  • Sat at 6:30 PM
  • BSL signed performance: 25 March 2024, 7:30 PM
  • Show timings for Jenůfa may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & crew

  • Leading Roles: Jennifer Davis as Jenůfa, Susan Bullock as Kostelnička and Richard Trey Smagur as Laca
  • Director: David Alden
  • Conductor: Keri-Lynn Wilson

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

Age & content guide

  • To be confirmed.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

London ColiseumRead more

The London Coliseum, a historic jewel in London's West End, is renowned for its magnificent architecture and superb acoustics. Known as the 'people's palace of entertainment', it has hosted a variety of distinguished performances, ranging from top-tier operas to innovative contemporary productions. Its grandeur and rich history create an ambience that enhances the allure of the shows performed on its stage.

Seating Capacity: 2,359

London Coliseum Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting there

Address: London Coliseum, St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ES, United Kingdom

Tube: Charing Cross and Leicester Square are the nearest stations served by the Northern, Piccadilly and Bakerloo Lines

Bus: Buses servicing the area include Charing Cross Road (24, 29 and 176) and Charing Cross Station or Trafalgar Square (6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 87 and 91)

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: Bar, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs Allowed, Wheelchair Spaces Available, Access Performances, Visual & Hearing Assistance

Additional information

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the London Coliseum.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Tickets redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Jenůfa 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.

Ratings & reviews

1 Ratings

Frequently asked questions about Jenůfa

How do I buy Jenůfa tickets at West End?

Buy your Jenůfa tickets online for a hassle-free and convenient experience that ensures the best deals and discounts.

How much do Jenůfa tickets cost?

The cost of Jenůfa tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discounted Jenůfa tickets on West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted Jenůfa tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your Jenůfa tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute Jenůfa tickets?

You can easily buy last-minute Jenůfa tickets online.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Jenůfa tickets?

Booking Jenůfa tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Jenůfa?

Jenůfa opens on 13 Mar 2024 at London Coliseum.

What age is Jenůfa appropriate for?

The age restriction for Jenůfa is to be confirmed.

Where is Jenůfa playing in London?

Jenůfa is playing at London Coliseum in London and opens on 13 Mar 2024.

How long does Jenůfa opera, London run for?

The running time of Jenůfa is 2 hours and 35 minutes without an intermission.

What is Jenůfa about?

Jenůfa is a poignant opera about a young woman navigating societal pressures and personal dilemmas in a strict Moravian village, offering a riveting exploration of love, sacrifice, and societal norms.

Who are the main stars of Jenůfa opera in London?

The main stars of Jenůfa are Jennifer Davis in the titular role, Susan Bullock as her stepmother Kostelnička and Richard Trey Smagur as Laca.

What is the dress code while attending Jenůfa opera, London?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals 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 Jenůfa opera, London?

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

What are the facilities available at London Coliseum?

London Coliseum has multiple facilities including a bar, gift shop, and toilets available for the audiences during Jenůfa.

Can I take pictures or videos of Jenůfa 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.