This striking art-deco building of 1930 was originally designed as a “super-cinema”, although it always had a stage for live performances as well. It continued to show movies up until its closure in 1975. The building re-opened after 6 years as the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Guests on the opening night were treated to a concert by Shirley Bassey.
It has since been a popular venue for big musical productions like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, the Bee Gees musical Saturday Night Fever and Wicked, which is based on the characters in The Wizard of Oz.
The theatre has a seating capacity of 2,208 over 2 tiers. Its original purpose as a cinema means that all seats have a clear view of the stage. The building is air conditioned and there is a bar serving alcohol. The auditorium has an induction loop and an infra-red hearing aid system. Wheelchair users can access 4 spaces in the Dress Circle via a platform lift in the foyer. There is an adapted toilet off the foyer.
The nearest tube is Victoria (50m). If you’re coming by car, the nearest place to leave it is the Westminster City Council car park at Rochester Row.
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