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Why Watch Symphony of Sorrowful Songs?

  • Watch one of contemporary music’s finest works, Henryk Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs come to life at the London Coliseum.
  • This contemporary masterpiece is sung in Polish with a meaningful mediation of motherhood, love, and loss.
  • Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is one of Górecki’s best-known works as has sold over a million copies.

About Show

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Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is a poetically driven opera and is performed in Polish with English subtitles. Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is one of Henryk Górecki’s finest works and has sold over a million copies. It is one of the highest-selling contemporary pieces of all time. Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is a symphony of 3 parts that throws light on different perspectives of motherhood. The heart-touching opera depicts the pain of losing a child and a child’s anguish of being separated from their parents. The award-winning director and designer, Isabella Bywater, also known for her works at the Danish National Opera, directs the London production of Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.

The Story

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is a heartfelt, poetically driven opera and is one of Henryk Górecki’s finest works and has sold over a million copies. Symphony of Sorrowful Songs or Symphony No. 3 is a symphony in 3 parts that mediates motherhood and loss. The first symphony represents Virgin Mary’s lament; the second symphony is a message on the wall of the concentration camp and the third is a mother searching for her lost son.

Book now for one of the best-selling contemporary pieces of all time reimagined for the London Coliseum stage.

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tues & Sun: No show
  • Wed, Thu & Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Sat: 4 PM & 7 PM

Cast & Crew

Leading roles: To be confirmed

Direction: Isabella Bywater

Soprano: Nicole Chevalier

  • This show is recommended for ages 11+.
  • Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is a poetically driven opera and is performed in Polish with English subtitles.
  • 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.

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Tickets

Book online tickets for Symphony of Sorrowful Songs in London.

Booking Period: From 27 April 2023 to 6 May 2023

Tickets Redemption

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

The London Coliseum is officially the largest theatre in London and can seat up to 2263 people across 4 seating arrangements: stalls, dress circle, upper circle, and balcony. London Coliseum is a luxurious, family-variety theatre located in St. Martin's Lane, Westminster. The theatre has hosted a bevy of spectacular shows in its 115 years of existence as the theatre officially opened on December 24th, 1904. The London Coliseum was often described as the people’s palace of entertainment and has been used for a variety of purposes such as musical comedies, stage plays, variety shows, etc. Some of the top operas presented in the theatre include The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Anna Karenina, The Mask of Orpheus, From Morning to Midnight, Thebans, Marnie, Satyagraha, The Death of Klinghoffer, The Gospel According to the Other Mary and many others.

Seating Capacity: 2,263

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, Assistive Listening System, Wheelchair, Washrooms

Accessibility: 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 are recommended. Keep in mind, that the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Strictly prohibited

Frequently Asked Questions About Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Tickets

How can I buy Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Tickets at West End?

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How much do the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Tickets cost?

The cost of the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discount Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Tickets on West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Ticketsin advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Tickets?

Booking Symphony of Sorrowful Songs 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 Symphony of Sorrowful Songs?

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs opens on 27 April 2023 at London Coliseum.

What age is Symphony of Sorrowful Songs appropriate for?

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children of 11 and above.

Where is the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs playing in London?

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is playing at London Coliseum in London and opens on 27 April 2023.

Do I need to purchase a Symphony of Sorrowful Songs ticket for my child?

If your child is above the age of 5, you do need to purchase a Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Tickets for your child.

Are there discounted Symphony of Sorrowful Songs Tickets available for kids?

Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a London 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 Symphony of Sorrowful Songs run for?

The running time of Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is 55 minutes.

What is Symphony of Sorrowful Songs about?

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs is a contemporary masterpiece sung in Polish with a meaningful mediation of motherhood, love, and loss.

Who are the main stars of Symphony of Sorrowful Songs?

The main stars of Symphony of Sorrowful Songs are yet to be confirmed.

What is the dress code while attending Symphony of Sorrowful Songs ?

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 Symphony of Sorrowful Songs?

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

What are the facilities available at Symphony of Sorrowful Songs?

London Coliseum has multiple facilities including In-house bar, Assistive Listening System, Wheelchair, Washrooms available for the audiences during the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.

Can I take pictures or videos of Symphony of Sorrowful Songs 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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