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Apollo Theatre

Closed until: 21 October 2020

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Williams Sound Infrared

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

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

Contact

Contact the venue:

0330 333 4809

Your Visit

Security Information:

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.

Bar:

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

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

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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Due to the current pandemic various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows. Please bear with us as we try to keep this page as up to date as possible. If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing enquiries@soltukt.co.uk. If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.