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Victoria Palace Theatre London | Theatrical splendor

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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.

Practical Information - Accessibility and Facilities

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.


Handy Tips

  • Book your London theatre tickets in advance from reliable online sources like Headout to avoid last-minute hassle and disappointment.
  • 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.

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