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Satyagraha - Tickets

The London Coliseum
14 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021
2 hours 30 minutes
Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Why Watch Satyagraha?

  • Catch this highly acclaimed opera by composer Philip Glass in Sanskrit to get a glimpse into the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi!
  • Satyagraha offers you a glimpse into the early years of Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa and his focus on non-violent protests.
  • First staged in 2007, this opera by Phelim McDermott is a visual treat for the audience.
  • Get lost in the minimalist score by Glass that creates an enchanting soundscape for the audience to enjoy.
  • Sean Panikkar leads the cast of the production with artists such as Carolyn Kuan, Musa Ngqungwana, William Thomas, and more.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


A part of Philip Glass’ Portrait Trilogy, Satyagraha is a 1979 opera that comprises three acts. It is the second part of the Trilogy opera that focuses on the men who changed the world including Einstein and Akhnaten. Phelim Dermott’s opera was first staged in 2007 and is a visual treat for all.

It follows the story of Gandhi during his time in South Africa and his use of non-violent protests as a political tool. The staging with the minimalist score creates a mesmerizing effect setting it apart from traditional opera.

The production features a talented cast including Sean Panikkar as Gandhi (who is convincing and charming), bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana playing the role of Krishna, and Harewood Artist William Thomas as Rustomji. We will also see Carolyn Kuan, an outstanding conductor, making her debut for ENO.

Trust me, this is a masterpiece that you don’t want to miss out on. Book your tickets right now for this amazing limited-run production in autumn!

The Story

Satyagraha is the second part of Glass’ Portrait Trilogy that follows the early life of Gandhi in South Africa. It shows how Gandhi developed his idea of nonviolent protests as a political tool to change the world as we know it. Satyagraha means ‘Truth Force’ in Sanskrit. The entire performance is in this ancient language with no subtitles for authenticity.

The opera is semi-narrative and divided into three acts. The first two acts have three scenes while the third act has a single continuous scene. Each act has a prominent historical figure who overlooks the scene from above. The Russian author Leo Tolstoy is a part of Act I, Rabindranath Tagore is the prominent figure in Act II while civil rights leader, Martin King Luther Jr., takes the lead in Act III.

Show Timings

  • Oct 14, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 28: 7 PM
  • Oct 17 - 3 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Sean Panikkar as Gandhi, Bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana as Lord Krishna, William Thomas as Parsi Rustomji, and Carolyn Kuan as the conductor.

  • Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to this show.
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Satyagraha tickets are available now!

Book your online tickets for Satyagraha and secure your seats now! Watch this incredible show at the London Coliseum.

Booking Period: 14 Oct - 28 Oct

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Satyagraha voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.
  • Online Venue Check-In: Please note you will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

The London Coliseum

The London Coliseum Theatre, also known as Coliseum Theatre, is a West End theatre that opened in 1904. This is the largest and the finest theatre in London, designed by Frank Matcham. It has been used for musical comedies, variety shows, and film screenings until Sadler’s Well Opera Company moved in. The first opera to be performed here was Don Giovanni and the theatre is now used mainly for opera.

Seating Capacity: 2263

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

SEE IT SAFELY: The London Coliseum operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

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

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

Bus: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 179

Available Facilities: In-house bar, Wheelchair, Washrooms, Assistive Learning Systems

Accessibility: The London Coliseum Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

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 Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Outside food is strictly prohibited inside this venue.

FAQs | Satyagraha

How can I buy tickets to the West End show Satyagraha?

You can book online tickets to Satyagraha from 14 Oct 2021.

How much are the tickets for Satyagraha?

The ticket price for Satyagraha will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £13.33.

What age is Satyagraha appropriate for?

Satyagraha is recommended for ages 5 and above.

How long is Satyagraha?

The running time of Satyagraha is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

When is the opening date of Satyagraha in London?

Satyagraha will start playing in London Coliseum Theatre from 14 Oct 2021.

Where is the West End show Satyagraha playing in London?

You can watch the West End show Satyagraha at London Coliseum Theatre, London.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End show Satyagraha?

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Are there accessible tickets for Satyagrah?

Yes. Since the London Coliseum Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for Satyagraha.

Do I need to purchase a Satyagraha ticket for my child?

Yes. Children above the age of 5 can attend Satyagraha with a separate ticket.

Are cheaper tickets available for Satyagraha?

Yes. Depending on the seat of your choice, you can find cheaper tickets for Satyagraha. Click here to view your various ticket options.

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