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Victoria Palace Theatre London

Victoria Palace Theatre, London - The Home of Hamilton

About the Victoria Palace Theatre

The Victoria Palace Theatre opened in 1911 and was designed by prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham, who also designed the London Palladium and London Coliseum. The Grade II-listed theatre had a unique feature in its original designs – a sliding roof that helped to maintain a cool temperature during the summer. The theatre hosted a varied programme of revues, variety performances and plays throughout much of the 20th century.

In 1982, Hollywood superstar Elizabeth Taylor made her stage debut in the play The Little Foxes at the theatre. Since the late 1980s, the Victoria Palace Theatre has mainly housed large-scale musical productions, including Barnum starring Michael Crawford, High Society, and Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, which ran for over 12 years in the West End.

From 2005-2016, the theatre housed the Olivier Award-winning musical Billy Elliot, which was broadcast live from the theatre to cinemas around the world in 2014. The Victoria Palace Theatre is owned by Delfont Mackintosh and underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment in 2016 to prepare for the arrival of blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton, which continues to play to sold-out audiences today.

Plan your visit

The Victoria Palace Theatre auditorium opens around 30 minutes before the show starts. The Box Office opens from 10am on Monday-Saturday.
There is no specific dress code for the theatre. Patrons should wear attire that is comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.
Yes, the Victoria Palace Theatre is fully air-conditioned.
There is a cloakroom at the Victoria Palace Theatre that operate on a first-come, first-served basis. There may be a small fee for each item checked.
Upon entry to the theatre, security staff will undertake bag and ticket checks. A specialist canine security team will also be present as you enter the theatre. Trained dogs will be completing an unobtrusive search of the theatre and audience for the safety of all staff and patrons. Please try to arrive early to allow plenty of time to enter the venue.
There is a bar on every level of the auditorium, opening one hour before the show is due to start. Patrons can purchase a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, alongside confectionery, crisps and ice creams.
Yes, there is a Hamilton gift kiosk on every level of the auditorium, as well as a larger gift shop near the entrance foyer. The kiosks sell a range of Hamilton merchandise, from programmes and memorabilia to t-shirts and mugs. Programmes are also available for purchase from ushers once you enter the auditorium.
Market Hall Victoria, located at Terminus Place around the corner from the theatre hosts a wide selection of restaurants and street food vendors all under one roof. Alternatively, Ibérica, located in the nearby Zig Zag building offers a sumptuous Spanish Tapas menu.
The Park Plaza Victoria London is a highly popular choice for patrons visiting the Victoria Palace Theatre. This 4-star hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Buckingham Palace and offers very comfortable rooms and a wide range of amenities.
The Victoria Palace Theatre opened in 1911 and was designed by renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham, who also designed the London Palladium and London Coliseum. A gilded gold statue of the ballerina Anna Pavlova was placed atop the theatre when it opened in 1911, it was removed during World War II for safety and subsequently lost. In 2006, a replica of the statue was reinstated and can be seen to this day. The theatre underwent a multi-million-pound renovation in 2016 to welcome the Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, which made its UK premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2017.

Help booking tickets

Tickets are held at the box office for collection on the day of your performance. Patrons should try to 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 Victoria Palace Theatre box office is open from 10am until 8pm on Monday-Saturday for in-person bookings and collection.
The Victoria Palace Theatre box office can be contacted via email on
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.
It is not currently possible to hire out the Victoria Palace Theatre for corporate events and private functions.
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