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Apollo Victoria Theatre London | Seats, pricing & reviews

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The Apollo Victoria Theatre London was designed by Ernest Walmsley Lewis in the Art Deco style, giving it a mystical yet cozy feel. Opening as the New Victoria Cinema and variety theatre in 1930, the first film to play here starred George Arlis in Old English. After the last films were shown in 1975, the theatre closed for five years, although Led Zeppelin rehearsed in the theatre in 1980. It reopened in 1981 as the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

The cinema era eventually gave way to musicals, hosting groundbreaking shows like The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and Camelot. Bombay Dreams, created by A.R. Rahman, was also shown here, running for 1500 performances.

The Broadway musical Wicked first premiered here in September 2006, starring Idina Menzel and Helen Dallimore.

Venue Details

Address: 17 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1LG, UK

Opened: 1981

Seating Capacity: 2304

Seating Chart: Check out the Apollo Victoria Theatre London Seating Plan here.

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Practical Information

Accessible Seating

Access entrance is available at the Vauxhall Bridge Road entrance. A wheelchair lift provides level access to the foyer facilities and an accessible toilet. The Stalls are accessible via steps down from the foyer, with handrails in place. Since there’s no lift to access Stalls, this section is not recommended to those with limited mobility, though it offers excellent legroom.

The Circle, however, does provide access to a wheelchair lift, which gives level access to Row F, where there are 4 wheelchair spaces, extra legroom, and transfer seats. Transfer seats are available throughout the Circle. Accessible seats are Circle F43, Circle F44, Circle F3 and Circle F4.

Available Facilities

Assistive Listening System: The Apollo Victoria theatre is equipped with Sennheiser MobileConnect WiFi sound amplification system. Devices can be booked in advance, or patrons can download the Sennheiser MobileConnect app and use their own device.

Bar: There are licensed bars on each level of the Apollo Victoria. The Stalls bar is located to the rear of the Stalls. There is an accessible bar at foyer level. There is also bar on the Circle level, but wheelchair users will need to take a lift to the foyer to reach the bar. The Apollo Victoria Theatre hosts a "happy hour" for cocktails in it's Elixir Bar from 6-7pm each performance evening.

Cloakroom: There is a cloakroom in which large bags and pushchairs can be checked. Prices are £2 for a suitcase or £1 for a bag.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs and Hearing dogs are welcome at the Theatre. While they are allowed inside the Theatre, you can also leave them with the Front of House team, who will take care of them while you enjoy the show!

Toilets: The Apollo Victoria Theatre has both male and female toilets on each level as well as disabled facilities in the Circle.

Handy Tips

  • The Apollo Victoria Theatre is air-conditioned, so be sure to carry a light sweater!
  • There is also a small confectionary store that sells ice-cream and candy, if you get the munchies.
  • If you’re planning to drive to the theatre, take advantage of the Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme, validate your ticket at the foyer of the Theatre and save 50% on your car parking charge for up to 24 hours!

Getting There

Tube: The nearest tube is Victoria (Victoria, Circle and District lines).

To Wilton Road: 24, 52, 185, 436
To Victoria Station: 2, 16, 36, 38, 73, 82, 170, 507, C2, C10

Rail: London Victoria is the closest railway station.

Restaurants near Apollo Victoria Theatre London

1. M Victoria : This restaurant is known for international food, serving everything from sashimi and tartar to delicious-looking (and tasting!) meat cuts from around the world. The head chef, Mike Reid, is not one to be trifled with, having appeared on MasterChef and Great British Menu. Head to this trendy location just four minutes from the theatre!

2. Grand Imperial: Built on the concept of Feng Shui, sample delectable dim sum, soup and dumplings cooked in traditional Cantonese fashion at this opulent restaurant, just five minutes away from the theatre!

3. Boisdale of Belgravia: This cozy, club-style dining room is perfect for an intimate pre-show date. It even has a secret courtyard garden – all this just 600m from the theatre! Be sure to try out the Scottish menu here, which boasts of everything from seafood to juicy steaks before your show.

4. Aster Restaurant: For those who love Scandinavian food, this is the place to be – what with slow cooked partridge with tender Swede, pan-fried bream fillet with pickled fennel and Skyr parfait with quinoa and lemon meringue served here, Aster Restaurant with its elegant ambience isn’t one to miss! Best of all, it’s just a three-minute walk from the Theatre!

5. The Goring Dining Room: With its Michelin Star, this restaurant bedecked in gold-colored upholstery offers the perfect ending to your outing. With exclusive dishes from chef Shay Cooper at a 6-minute walk from the theatre, you simply can’t miss it!


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