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Apollo Victoria Theatre London

Apollo Victoria Theatre, London - The Home of Wicked

About the Apollo Victoria Theatre

The Apollo Victoria is one of the largest venues on the West End, with a seating capacity of 2,304. It first opened as a cinema in 1930 and would host variety performances as well as films. The beautiful art deco building features horizontal banding to the exterior, iconic to the style, and was Grade II listed in 1972. In the 1950s, while still a cinema, the Apollo Victoria hosted a mix of ballet, live performances and films. In 1981 the venue reopened as a dedicated live performance theatre. A concert commemorated the occasion, with Shirley Bassey as the headline act.

The Apollo Victoria has hosted prolific musicals such as The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Bee Gees musical Saturday Night Fever and the long-running Starlight Express from 1984-2002. In 2006 it became the home of blockbuster Broadway musical Wicked, for which the interior was elaborately redecorated to reflect the Emerald City of Oz. A special performance of Wicked was held in 2016 to celebrate the production's 10th anniversary, with original cast members appearing alongside current cast during the curtain call.

Frequently Asked Questions

The box office opening hours are 10:00 – 19:45 Monday to Saturday. Note that advance bookings for future performances can not be made in person after 18:00, or between 13:00 – 14:45 on matinee days. Tickets can be collected an hour before the performance begins.
The venue's bars open 90 minutes before the start of the performance, and ticket holders can usually take their seats in the auditorium up to half an hour before the show begins.
The Elixir Bar offers speciality cocktails, wines and beers in an ambient setting. Additional bars are located on every level of the venue serving drinks and snacks, such as crisps, chocolate and ice cream.
There is a cloakroom that accepts bags and coats at a cost of £1 per item. Suitcases and large bags cannot be accepted. A Left Luggage facility located in nearby Victoria Station is recommended for such items.
There is a full-fresh-air ventilation system in the auditorium to ensure the comfort of theatregoers.
At Terminus Place, opposite the theatre, Market Hall Victoria hosts a wide selection of restaurants and street food vendors all under one roof. Ibérica, located on the ground floor of the nearby Zig Zag building offers a sumptuous Spanish menu including classic and modern Tapas.
Park Plaza Victoria London is a highly popular choice, located only 0.2 miles from the theatre. This 4-star hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Buckingham Palace and offers very comfortable rooms and a fantastic selection of amenities, such as a health club and babysitting service.
The box office can be contacted directly on 0844 871 3001.
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