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!
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.
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
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.
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.
You can book online tickets to Satyagraha from 14 Oct 2021.
The ticket price for Satyagraha will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £13.33.
Satyagraha is recommended for ages 5 and above.
The running time of Satyagraha is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Satyagraha will start playing in London Coliseum Theatre from 14 Oct 2021.
You can watch the West End show Satyagraha at London Coliseum Theatre, London.
By booking your Satyagraha tickets with us, you can avail of exciting discounts.
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.
Yes. Children above the age of 5 can attend Satyagraha with a separate ticket.
Happy customers across 10,000+ experiences
5,000+ verified reviews with 90% excellent score
All the outdoor activities are 100% safe and secure
Have a question? Live chat with local experts anywhere, amytime