Victoria Palace Theatre

Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5EA

Victoria Palace Theatre Victoria Palace Theatre

The Victoria Palace Theatre was originally a concert chamber above the Royal Standard Hotel’s stables. The tavern and hotel, dating from 1832, is now the present theatre’s site. The building was expanded, and became Moy’s Music Hall from 1850 until 1863 when Alfred Brown took charge of it, renovated it and changed its name to the Royal Standard Music Hall.

After being demolished and rebuilt in 1886, the Royal Standard Music Hall met its end in 1910 and the Victoria Palace Theatre, designed by Frank Matcham, was built in its place and opened in 1911. The theatre presented mostly varieties, revues and repertory until 1934, when it presented the patriotic play Young England, which went on to become a cult hit that was performed 278 times at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Other notable productions include Me and My Girl, The Crazy Gang, a series of comedic revues that ran from 1947 until 1962, the Black and White Minstrel Show, which played until 1972, and The Buddy Holly Story. The Grade II listed Victoria Palace Theatre seats 1,550 people, and is at Victoria Street, City Westminster, London, SW1E 5EA. The closest public transport is the Victoria tube station across the road.

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