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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.

Plan Your Visit

There is no dress code at the theatre, but patrons should aim to wear attire that is comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.
The Apollo Victoria Theatre is not air-conditioned, however, air-cooling units are positioned throughout the auditorium to help maintain a comfortable temperature.
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.
The venue staff perform security checks upon entrance to the theatre. It is recommended you arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance to allow time for this. Large bags and suitcases will not be allowed into the venue.
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.
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 Apollo Victoria Theatre first opened as a cinema in 1930, during the golden age of the movie palace. The venue started hosting musical theatre in 1981, starting with The Sound of Music. Wicked first opened at the Apollo Victoria in 2006 and has played to packed audiences since.

Help Booking Tickets

Ticket collection is available at the box office, which is located inside the venue building. You can collect your tickets during opening hours on the day of the performance. You may be asked to show ID as well as the payment card used to purchase the 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.
The Apollo Victoria Theatre box office can be contacted directly on 0844 871 3001.
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) is the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check the STAR ticket seller database to see if they are registered and conforming to STAR practices. When buying online, you should also check for the padlock in your browser URL bar to ensure the connection is secure.
The Apollo Victoria Theatre auditorium (capacity of 2,328) can be hired on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-4.30pm and all day on Sundays subject to availability. For full details and to make an enquiry, contact the ATG West End Venue Team on 020 7534 6173 or email
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