Palace Theatre London
What's On at the Palace Theatre
About the Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre is located in the middle of Cambridge Circus and is one of the West End's most prolific buildings. Originally built as a Grand Opera House, the auditorium features beautiful Victorian architecture, including a majestic ceiling and proscenium arch which frames the stage. It was designed by Thomas Edward Collcutt and was Grade II listed by English Heritage in 1960.
The theatre is perhaps best-known for housing Les Misérables before it transferred to the Queen's Theatre (now the Sondheim Theatre) after 7,602 performances. Other notable productions include Jesus Christ Superstar, which ran for 8 years from 1971, Singin' in the Rain, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Monty Python's Spamalot! musical.
Today the Palace Theatre is the home of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is a sequel to the beloved books and films. The elaborate signage and decoration for the show has become an iconic sight in London since the show opened in 2016. The Palace Theatre also hosts The Show Must Go On!, a series of concerts held in aid of the UK theatre industry, which was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.