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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. The seven-time Olivier Award winner is a fresh take on US Founding Father history, and its dynamic, hip-hop and R&B-inspired score is a sensation: everyone wants to be in the room where it happens with Hamilton tickets.

Map and Address

Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5EA

Occupying a prime place near Victoria Station, the Victoria Palace Theatre is near one of London’s biggest transport stations and close to Buckingham Palace. St James’s Park and Green Park are both about 10 minutes from the theatre, with the Tate Britain, Saatchi Gallery and Westminster around 20 minutes away. A shopping arcade is located next to the theatre, containing high street shops, cafes and restaurants. As the theatre is situated next to one of the city’s busiest transport hubs, check www.tfl.gov.uk before you travel in case of disruption.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Victoria Palace Theatre box office open and how do I collect 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. When collecting tickets, please bring your confirmation and ID.

Advance bookings for future dates may not be available in the hour before a performance begins, as same-day collection is prioritised.

What time does the Victoria Palace Theatre open for a show?

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.

What food and drink are available at the Victoria Palace Theatre?

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.

Does the Victoria Palace Theatre have a cloakroom?

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.

Is the Victoria Palace Theatre air-conditioned?

The venue has an air-conditioning system to ensure the auditorium is at a comfortable temperature for theatregoers.

Can I purchase merchandise at the Victoria Palace Theatre?

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.

Where should I eat near the Victoria Palace Theatre?

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.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Victoria Palace Theatre?

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.

How do I contact the box office?

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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