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Victoria Palace Theatre London

Victoria Palace Theatre, London - The Home of Hamilton

What's On at the Victoria Palace Theatre

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 venue opens an hour before the show starts. The bars and Hamilton merchandise stalls will be open at this time so it is recommended that you arrive early to make use of these before making your way to the auditorium.
There is a cloakroom at the theatre that operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Small bags and coats can be stored for a small fee but large bags and suitcases cannot be accepted. It is always recommended to take minimal belongings with you to the theatre when possible.
There is a bar on every level of the auditorium, opening one hour before the show is due to start. These serve a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, alongside sweets, crisps and ice creams. If you're planning to have another drink during the 2nd act, pre-order your interval drinks when you arrive to beat the queues.
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. This 4-star hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Buckingham Palace and offers very comfortable rooms and a wide range of amenities. For a real luxury experience, the 5-star Goring Hotel is a short walk away.

Help Booking Tickets

The box office is open for in-person ticket collection from 4.30pm until 8pm, Monday - Wednesday and Friday. On Thursday and Saturday the box office is open 11.30am until 7.45pm.
The box office can be contacted on 0344 482 5151. Phonelines are open Monday to Saturday, 10am until 7pm. For other contact options and venue information, visit victoriapalacetheatre.co.uk.
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