The London Palladium opened on Boxing Day 1910. It became famous as the “Ace Variety Theatre of the World” and was the setting for the worldwide hit TV programme Sunday Night at the Royal Palladium. The theatre has also hosted more Royal Variety Performances than any other venue and put on spectacular pantomimes and musicals. Anyone who is anyone in the world of entertainment has performed there, including Harry Houdini, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Tommy Steele, Bruce Forsyth and Cliff Richard. The theatre is now owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Theatre Group and concentrates on musicals.
The theatre is air conditioned and has 3 licensed bars. It seats 2,286 over 3 levels. The Stalls offer clear views up to row T, after which the seats are affected by the overhang from the tier above. You won’t have any viewing problems at all in the Royal Circle, but the Upper Circle is affected by height and distance from the stage, especially at the back. The front 2 rows are also a bit restricted by the handrail.
There is a ramped entry to the theatre for disabled patrons and 4 spaces for wheelchair users in the Stalls. An adapted toilet can be found inside the Ramillies Place entrance, which is an alternative accessible entrance. There is an infra-red sound amplification system in the auditorium with 30 headsets.
The nearest tube station is Oxford Circus (130m). There are 2 blue badge parking spaces in Ramillies Place. Other car drivers can use the Westminster City Council car park at Poland Street or the NCP at Kingly Street.
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