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Apollo Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7EZ

Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus & Soho Neighbourhood

Access Information

Venue Information

London Underground

Piccadilly Circus (250m)

National Rail

Charing Cross (800m)

London Buses

1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

The Apollo Theatre is one of the most famous West End theatres, sat directly on Shaftesbury Avenue. The theatre frequently receives many major transfers.

The Apollo opened in February 1901, becoming the fourth theatre to be constructed on the street. It is a Grade II listed building, with a capacity of 775 seats spread over three tiers, with the uppermost tier being the steepest of any in a London theatre. Named after the Greek god of the arts, this theatre was designed by Lewin Sharp with the outside façade having been created by T. Simpson.

Interestingly, owing to the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901, it is the first theatre to be completed in the Edwardian Period. From 1975 Stoll Moss Group Owned the theatre until it was sold to Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group in 2000. It is currently owned by Nimax Theatres who purchased the venue in 2005.

After the ceiling partially collapsed in 2013 during a production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time, the theatre reopened in 2014, with work having been done on the roof to rebuild it after the incident.

Throughout its life, the theatre has been host to a variety of noteworthy productions and actors including Richard II and Twelfth Night starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry in 2012, and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof featuring Sienna Miller in 2017.

 

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More Information

Bar

Stalls and Upper Circle levels have bars. No access to bars for wheelchair users but staff members can bring drinks to you.


Toilets

Mens and Womens throughout. There is an adapted toilet by the entrance to the Stalls.


Guide Dogs Policy

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit for two dogs per performance either the Stalls bar or the Manager’s office.


Wheelchairs

2 wheelchair spaces situated in the Stalls


Sound Amplification

Williams Sound Infrared


Access from Street to Foyer

8cm stair into the foyer through swing double doors. Box Office counter on the left.


Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

22 stairs down to Stalls, 48 to Balcony, 21 to Dress Circle, 41 to Upper Circle. Lift to Stalls - access via Shaftesbury Avenue


Level Access

N/A


Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available

Lift to stalls - access through double doors to the left of the upper circle entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue


Accepts Theatre Tokens

Yes


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