Billy Elliot at Victoria Palace Theatre tickets
Billy Elliot at Victoria Palace Theatre tickets

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Overview

Adapted from the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Oscar Award winning film of the same name, Billy Elliot is now one of the longest running musicals in the West End.

Replicating the on screen success, the musical adaption of Billy Elliot has won four Oliver Awards and nine Tony Awards, with audiences and critics alike hailing the show with praise.

Set in County Durham amid the 1980's miners’ strike, the show tells the tale of a young boy who is coping with life after losing his mother. Like many boys his age, Billy takes boxing classes. One day, after staying late after his session, Billy discovers a ballet class and is curiously attracted to the grace and beauty of the art form. Deciding to stick around and take a dance class, it becomes quite clear to dance teacher, Mrs Wilkinson, that Billy is exceptionally talented.

As his father and brother strike Billy continues his dance training in secret, with only has grandmother knowing of his new passion. As Billy's traditionalist family start to uncover what Billy has really been up to, can they put aside their prejudices and celebrate his talent?

Billy Elliot the musical is written by original screen writer Lee Hall and is directed by the film’s director, Stephen Daldry. Unlike the film, the show contains an entirely original score by pop icon, Elton John. Numbers such as "Solidarity" and "Electricity" have been widely praised as some of the best in the show.

Like the music, the show is also filled with expert choreography by Peter Darling. The choreography to "Expressing Yourself," "Electricity," "The Letter," and "Angry Dance" is truly exhilarating.

Billy Elliot runs at the Victoria Palace Theatre and is a must for all lovers of musical theatre.

Recommended for

All fans of the Billy Elliot film will love this show, as will those who appreciate expert musical theatre.

Please note, Billy Elliot contains strong adult language which may cause offence to some patrons. Therefore the show is not recommended for young children.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 10+ (bad language)

Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours
Opened: 31 Mar 2005
Press night: 11 May 2005
Booking from: 07 Apr 2016
Booking until: 07 Apr 2016

Location and map

Victoria Palace Theatre
Victoria Street
London, SW1E 5EA

262 Reviews Add review

As the last show of Billy Elliot in the Victoria Palace, they really made it something special. Four Billy's, three Michael's an... More

musicalseats 162 cm, 141 reviews, 28 helpful votes

As the last show of Billy Elliot in the Victoria Palace, they really made it something special. Four Billy's, three Michael's and three Debbie's played the show, which added a lot of funny overtakes and brilliant staging. During curtain call Elton John himself showed up on stage. I hope that the tour will be a massive success, and that after, Billy will make it's re-entrance in the West End, as it's such a high quality show it has to have it's place in London.

musicalseats 162 cm, 141 reviews, 28 helpful votes

Billy Elliot is a show clearly driven by the strong performance of the actor playing the title character - the artistic skills of ... More

doritxuuu 158cm, 124 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Billy Elliot is a show clearly driven by the strong performance of the actor playing the title character - the artistic skills of the kid(s) are amazing and the cast nicely supports them. I was surprised to see how strong the adult ensemble was and was positively impressed by the key supporting child character too. There are extremely emotional scenes while also keeping a healthy balance of jokes. Ideal for a family matinee.

doritxuuu 158cm, 124 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I must say the first time I saw this show I really was not a fan. It felt tired a bit dull and was not for me. However, I saw the ... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I must say the first time I saw this show I really was not a fan. It felt tired a bit dull and was not for me. However, I saw the show recently again on tour and I loved it. It felt revamped and energetic and full of life - so I'm not sure if I just saw the show on a bad day the first time. I really enjoyed the music and the set and the whole show to be fair.

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

An great view of an incredibly talented cast putting on a fab show that'll make you laugh, cry and clap until your hands are sore!

lydiahazel 5'5, 35 reviews, 9 helpful votes

An great view of an incredibly talented cast putting on a fab show that'll make you laugh, cry and clap until your hands are sore!

lydiahazel 5'5, 35 reviews, 9 helpful votes

^^In the word's of Billy himself, the show was indescribable. Absolutely amazing, beats the movie by far (sorry Jamie Bell & Julie... More

ecobby23 5'10", 10 reviews, 1 helpful vote

^^In the word's of Billy himself, the show was indescribable. Absolutely amazing, beats the movie by far (sorry Jamie Bell & Julie Walters). My 9 year old brother loved it so much, even he got emotional. Must say, for anyone not English coming to the show, the Geordie accent might be a little hard to follow. We were sat next to a large group of foreign students who looked very confused as to why we were laughing when jokes were made (which made the jokes all the more funny). The show had the perfect amount of razzl' dazzl' and shine to create electricity ;)

ecobby23 5'10", 10 reviews, 1 helpful vote

It was one of the top experience in terms of musicals. The story was as moving as it was in the movie and the interpretation of th... More

natlecoq 160cm, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It was one of the top experience in terms of musicals. The story was as moving as it was in the movie and the interpretation of the cast was mind-blowing... Definitely recommend that one to anyone!

natlecoq 160cm, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Billy Elliot is an absolutely incredible show, and I'm heartbroken that it's closed. Euan Garrett and Nathan Jones were an amazing... More

lauraesme 4' 11", 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Billy Elliot is an absolutely incredible show, and I'm heartbroken that it's closed. Euan Garrett and Nathan Jones were an amazing dynamic duo of Billy and Michael, and I'm so sad that it'll be a while before I get to see it all again.

lauraesme 4' 11", 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was incredible, I was fortunate enough to go on the closing night and it just blew me away. Absolutley devastated that it... More

alicerydz 5"3, 41 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The show was incredible, I was fortunate enough to go on the closing night and it just blew me away. Absolutley devastated that it has left the West End

alicerydz 5"3, 41 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A show that leaves you breathless and in awe of the talent before you. An absolute must see before it closes.

eleanorfarley 5'10", 39 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A show that leaves you breathless and in awe of the talent before you. An absolute must see before it closes.

eleanorfarley 5'10", 39 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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