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Eventim Apollo London

About the Eventim Apollo

There are few multi-use London venues as iconic as the Eventim Apollo, also known as the Hammersmith Apollo. Since it opened in 1932, this landmark has hosted internationally recognisable acts such as The Beatles, U2, AC/DC, Blondie, Penn & Teller, Chris Rock and countless others. Music of all genres, stand up comedy, touring theatre, television recordings and many other types of events have taken to the stage of the Eventim Apollo. It is a crucial element of London's cultural scene and alongside the Lyric Hammersmith, part of a thriving entertainment offering in the West London borough.

This attractive art-deco building opened as the Gaumont Palace in 1932 and was designed by Robert Cromie, who also designed Prince of Wales Theatre. One of its defining features was a Compton pipe organ. The venue was renamed the Hammersmith Odeon in 1962, a name that many people still know it by. In 1990, under the name Hammersmith Apollo, the building was declared a Grade II listed building by English Heritage.

In the 2010s, AEG Live and Eventim became joint owners of the Apollo. They invested in a significant refurbishment under the direction of award-winning architect Foster Wilson, and in 2013 the venue reopened as the Eventim Apollo.

Plan Your Visit

The time that doors open at the Eventim Apollo differs for each show. Expect doors to open around 60-90 minutes before the show is due to start.
There is no dress code at the Eventim Apollo. Ticket holders should wear attire that is comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.
Yes, there is air conditioning at the Eventim Apollo.
Yes, there is a cloakroom at the Eventim Apollo. Patrons should avoid bringing large bags and suitcases to the venue as the cloakroom is unable to store them. Checked items, such as coats, cost £2 per item. The cloakroom opens when the doors to the venue open and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Eventim Apollo has introduced a strict clear bag policy for all ticket-holders. Ticket holders should only bring one reasonably-sized, see-through bag with them to the venue. This enables security staff to complete a contact-free screening of bags and tickets upon entry to the venue.
There are several bars in the Eventim Apollo serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and ice cream. All bars at the venue are cashless to reduce waiting times for customers.
The Eventim Apollo is located in the Hammersmith area of London, which has a wide range of independent and chain restaurants to grab a bite to eat before the show. Hammersmith Broadway is just across the road from the Eventim Apollo and you can take your pick from chains like McDonald's, Wasabi and Pret a Manger. Alternatively, The Gate, which is less than a five-minute walk from the venue is the perfect spot for those looking for some tasty vegetarian and vegan options.
The Eventim Apollo is well located for nearby hotels for all budgets. The Premier Inn London Hammersmith offers affordable rooms and is just a 15-minute walk from the venue. The four-star Novotel West London is less than a 10-minute walk away
The Eventim Apollo, formerly the Hammersmith Apollo, was built in 1932 by architect Robert Cromie. The Art Deco-style building still houses the original pipe organ that was installed when the venue first opened and was painstakingly restored to its original glory in 2007. Over the years the venue has hosted concerts by major music stars including The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Ella Fitzgerald.

Help Booking Tickets

Ticket collection is available at the box office on the day of your performance. We recommend patrons arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and allow enough time to enter the auditorium. Please ensure you bring your confirmation email and a form of ID.
The Eventim Apollo box office opens at 4pm on the day of performances. The box office does not open on non-performance days.
The Eventim Apollo box office can be contacted directly on 0844 249 1000.
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) are the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check their 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 Eventim Apollo's 3,000+ seat auditorium and foyer spaces can be hired for private and corporate events. For full details of pricing and what the venue can offer, please email
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