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Apollo Victoria Theatre London

Apollo Victoria Theatre, London - The Home of Wicked

What’s On at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Since 2006 the Victoria Palace has been the home of blockbuster Wicked musical for which the interior was elaborately redecorated to reflect the Emerald City of Oz. This imaginative prequel to The Wizard of Oz tells the story of Elphaba - destined to be the Wicked Witch of the West - and her unlikely friendship with Glinda the Good. Bright sets, stunning special effects and a story packed with fantasy make it a fantastic treat for families, but it is also a crowd-pleaser for all ages. Tickets remain a hugely popular choice for theatregoers and it is now the sixth longest-running show playing in the West End.

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 is one of two theatres in the capital named after the Greek god of the arts; the other is the Apollo Theatre London on Shaftesbury Avenue.

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.

Map and Address

17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LL

The Apollo Victoria Theatre is located adjacent to Victoria Station, one of London’s largest transport hubs. It is one of a few venues in Victoria, including the Victoria Palace Theatre and The Other Palace. Buckingham Palace, St James Park and Green Park are all within 10 minutes of the theatre. The Tate Britain and The Saatchi Gallery are also close by. Check before you embark on your trip to the theatre.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Apollo Victoria Theatre box office open and how do I collect tickets?

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.

What time does the Apollo Victoria Theatre open for a show?

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.

What food and drink are available at the Apollo Victoria Theatre?

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.

Does the Apollo Victoria Theatre have a cloakroom?

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.

Is the Apollo Victoria Theatre air-conditioned?

There is a full-fresh-air ventilation system in the auditorium to ensure the comfort of theatregoers.

Where should I eat near the Apollo Victoria Theatre?

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.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Apollo Victoria Theatre?

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.

How do I contact the box office?

The box office can be contacted directly on 0844 871 3001.
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