Apollo Victoria Theatre

Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG


Apollo Victoria Theatre Apollo Victoria Theatre

The Apollo Victoria Theatre was designed by E. Warmsley Lewis in 1930 as a ‘super-cinema’ in an Art Deco style, featuring a chrome-trimmed entrance flanked by black marble columns and a nautical themed interior with scallop shell decorations and sculptured ceiling fountains. The Apollo Victoria closed as a cinema in 1975, only reopening six years later as a live theatre, when the opening night featured a concert by Shirley Bassey.

The theatre stage was redesigned in 1984 to add a multi-levelled roller skating arena to accommodate the eighteen year run of the acclaimed Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Starlight Express, before making way for Lloyd Webber’s production of A.H. Rahman’s Bombay Dreams, which ran for two years before closing in 2004 after over 1500 performances. Other notable productions include The Sound of Music, Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof and Saturday Night Fever, as well as Cliff Richard’s 33-night run as part of his 25th anniversary concert in 1983, which drew audiences of nearly 80,000 in total.

The Apollo Victoria has 2,208 seats, making it one of the biggest theatres in London. It is at 17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LL, just a short stroll from Victoria Underground and Victoria train station.


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