Apollo Victoria Theatre

 17 Wilton Road
Westminster
London
SW1V 1LG

History

The Apollo Victoria Theatre London has hosted the West End production of Wicked since its debut in September 2006. The Grade II listed Art Deco theatre has stood on the site since 1929, when it was

Apollo Victoria Theatre exterior

Apollo Victoria Theatre London

built as part of the Gaumont British chain of theatres. It was originally known as the New Victoria Cinema and focused largely on film performances rather than stage shows, as well as including variety and big band entertainment on its roster. However the cinema officially closed in November 1975 to make way for a new programme of stage productions, reopening as the New Victoria Theatre and going on to stage musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot and The Sound of Music in the early 1980s. In 1984 the theatre became the venue for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hugely successful Starlight Express, with the interior being adapted to accommodate race tracks through the audience! The show ran for an incredible 18 years before being followed by musicals Bombay Dreams, Saturday Night Fever and Movin’ Out, which ended in 2006 when Wicked took over the stage.

Directions

The Apollo Victoria Theatre is within walking distance of Victoria tube station, one of London’s busiest stations with many connections. The station is accessible via the Victoria, District and Circle lines, as well as being a main hub for National Rail trains across the country. Victoria Bus Station next door is also within easy walking distance of the theatre, and is the main point of arrival for most coaches into the capital including National Express and Megabus. The address of the theatre is:

 

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