Apollo Victoria Theatre

Apollo Victoria Theatre London

Designed by architect Ernest Wamsley Lewis and William Edward Trent, the Apollo Victoria began life in 1930 as part of the Gaumont British Cinema chain called the New Victoria Cinema.

However the auditorium was too large to compete with other smaller cinemas containing seating for 2,500 people. It survived as a cinema for a total of 46 years before it closed its doors in 1976. The cinema was Grade II listed in 1972.

The venue was then bought by the Apollo Leisure Group who renamed it the Apollo Victoria and converted the building to the theatre we know today. It became synonymous with musical theatre and hosted a string of hit shows such as The Sound of Music (1981) Camelot (1982) and Fiddler on the Roof (1983).

In 1984 Andre Lloyd Webber's hit musical Starlight Express was born and drastically reformatted the theatre to house an imaginative set that allowed skaters to circumnavigate the auditorium. The show was a huge success and ran for eighteen years encompassing 7,406 performances, transforming the fortunes of the theatre and the design of the auditorium. Over 1000 seats were removed so that the elaborate ramps could be implemented.

The theatre was once more refurbished to accommodate Bombay Dreams (2002) and Saturday Night Fever (2004), reallocating seating to accommodate up to 2,304 delighted theatre goers.

What's on at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Tickets for Wicked The Musical - Apollo Victoria Theatre, London

Based on the best-selling book by Gregory Maguire and winner of 90 international awards, Wicked is the extraordinary musical performed at the Apollo Victoria Theatre that focuses on the plight of one blond, popular girl and a green-faced brunette who are feted to become two of the most celebrated witches in history.

Wicked is the story of how the Good witch Glinda and her eventual nemesis Elphaba first meet at Shiz University and how the love tryst and political machinations of Oz turn all that was beautiful into a world of deceit and corruption.

Find out how the Wicked Witch of the West came to be so green, plus the original story of the Wizard, flying monkeys, ruby slippers and the Munchkins. The audience will love the illuminating back story of Oz, the Tin Man, the Straw Man and the Lion.

Moreover this is a remarkable tale of friendships and Wicked shines a welcome spotlight on lives that were hitherto unknown. Only then will audiences appreciate that the original Wizard of Oz was merely the tip of the iceberg, the significance of what lies beneath and why we should never judge a book by its cover.

In this world of wizards and witches you will be spell-bound by this unique insight. The two magical heroines will make choices that will see them fulfil separate futures. Only then will you realise that you know only a part of the story of Oz. Get your Wicked tickets with Theatre Bookings and enjoy the show!

Travel Details

The Apollo Victoria is situated near the district of Chelsea and is close to Sloane Square environs but is serviced mainly by the Victoria Tube and Rail Network. It is adjacent to Victoria bus terminal and these facilities together with the extensive road links mean that the Apollo Victoria is one of the most accessible venues in the West End.

Apollo Victoria

17 Wilton Rd, London SW1V 1LG

The theatre is on main bus routes that run through Victoria, Pimlico, Chelsea and Sloane Square and include 2,11,16,24,36,38,44,52,73,82,148,170,185,211,436,507, C1, C2, and C10.

If you use the Q-Park scheme in conjunction with London theatres you may get a reduction of up to 50% on parking in the West End. Nearest participating car park can be found in Winchester Street SW1V 4JQ London.

Nearest Tube and Rail Link:

Victoria Station is 1 minute from the Apollo Victoria Theatre

Apollo Victoria
17 Wilton Rd, London SW1V 1LG

Apollo Victoria Theatre London Seating Plan

The Apollo Victoria is situated opposite Victoria Station in London. The theatre has a capacity of 2304 seats all offering different viewing experiences for varying budgets. Please call our helpline for further details regarding the seating plan for the Apollo Victoria in London on 020 7087 2920.

Disabled access

The Apollo Victoria aims to make facilities for disabled theatre goers as comprehensive as possible including the services of a dedicated access specialist when you arrive at the theatre, on hand to offer as much assistance as required

There are access points for wheelchair users at the entrance on Vauxhall Bridge Road and a platform lift is available to provide a convenient route to appropriate toilets and bar facilities. A lift is also available for a safe route to the Dress Circle.

There are four allocations for wheelchair users in the Dress Circle and row F is suitable for those wishing to transfer from wheelchair to theatre seating.

Staff will provide you with drinks in the bar or bring them to you in the auditorium upon request. There is also a wheelchair available supplied by the theatre upon request.

The Apollo Victoria provides sound boosting equipment for theatre-goers who have difficulty hearing. There are also signed and captioned performances.

Guide dogs are welcome at the Apollo Victoria. They can be admitted to the auditorium or left in the care of the theatre management. Audio description is also available as well as audio description via the use of discreet in-ear earphones.

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