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A-Z Guide to Victoria Palace Theatre in London

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The Victoria Palace Theatre possesses an illustrious history — centuries of building and rebuilding have shaped the beloved West End theatre into what it is now. The domed auditorium opened in its current form in 1911 opposite Victoria Station in Westminster. Frank Matcham, a famous theatre architect, designed it after the earlier structure, the Royal Standard Music Hall, was demolished in 1910. In its original design, the theatre had a unique sliding roof that helped keep the auditorium cool during the summer months. It was also an important feature for ventilation because the patrons were allowed to smoke inside.

Some of the most famous productions that have been staged at the Victoria Palace Theatre London over the years are war-time hit Me and My Girl, The Crazy Gang’s Together Again, The Little Foxes starring Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John and Lee Hall's Billy Elliot, and the West End superhit Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story. In 2014, the theatre briefly closed its doors. After a 20-month-long refurbishment, it reopened in 2017 with the European premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Hamilton. Currently, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres is the owner of the Victoria Palace Theatre.


Venue Details


Address: 79 Victoria St, London SW1E 5EA, UK

Opened: 1910

Seating Capacity: 1547

Seating Chart: Check out the Victoria Palace Theatre Seating Plan here.



Practical Information


Accessible Seating

West End theatres are committed to providing accessible seating to patrons with special needs. The Victoria Palace Theatre may be accessed by guests using wheelchairs through Allington Street, located to the left of the theatre. This entryway provides step-free access to the stalls level. Stalls Boxes A & F can accommodate up to two wheelchairs each with companions and on the aisle seats of the stalls wheelchair transfer seating is available. You can always ask for assistance from the staff.

Available Facilities

Assistive Listening System: The Victoria Palace Theatre London can provide a couple of hearing aid options for patrons who require them. You can ask about them in the foyer. Deposits are usually charged, which are returned upon the return of the device.

Bar: There is a licensed bar at every level of the Victoria Palace Theatre. These cater to the ticket holders only.

Cloakroom: You can keep coats and small bags in the cloakroom of the Victoria Palace Theatre for a small charge but larger bags cannot be stored there.

Guide Dogs: You can bring your assistance dogs with you into the auditorium. Alternatively, the staff at the Victoria Palace Theatre can also look after the dogs during the show for you.

Toilets: Toilets are located at every level of the Victoria Palace Theatre and an adapted toilet is also available at the rear of the stalls.


Handy Tips


  • The Victoria Palace Theatre itself has no parking spaces available but it is part of the Q-Park Theatreland scheme. You may have to park your car a bit far from the theatre.
  • Stopping and drop-offs are prohibited in front of the theatre. It is best to walk up to the theatre after getting off a little farther away from the theatre.
  • Outside food and drink are forbidden inside the theatre. The in-house bar serves snacks and drinks although no hot food is available.
  • Visual tools are available in the Victoria Palace Theatre for the parents, guardians, carers, and companions of those who are on the autistic spectrum and/or have learning difficulties.
  • Lost property, if found, is kept in the theatre for one month. You can contact them via email if you have lost something while visiting.

Getting There


Tube: Victoria Station is served by the District, Circle, and Victoria lines on the tube.

Bus: 2, 11, 13, 16, 24, 38, 36, 44, 52, 170, 185, 211, 390, 507, 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, C1 and C10.

Rail: Victoria Station.


Restaurants Near Victoria Palace Theatre


1. TDQ Steaks : This restaurant serves a unique mix of Japanese cuisine and steakhouse food. With great service and delicious food, this restaurant should be on your radar when you visit the Victoria Palace Theatre.

2. Wrap City Kebab : Want something flavourful and affordable? A quick snack before a show? The Turkish fare here is just the thing you need. This hidden gem has a strong fanfare among the regulars of the Victoria Palace Theatre.

3. Sicily : This Italian cafe is a little piece of Italy bang in the middle of London. Delightful in-house baked goods and coffee are their trademark. A favourite haunt of locals and theatregoers of the district.

4. Wok and Fire: Craving some Asian food? Look no further than the Wok and Fire. A great combination of Asian cuisine and fast food, this restaurant is ideal for a family meal before or after a show.

5. Browns Victoria : If you want to get the authentic British food experience along with the amazing theatre experience of the West End, this is where you need to be. Featuring a full bar and vegetarian as well as vegan options, there is something for everyone here.

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