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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 major West End theatres directly on Shaftesbury Avenue and 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. It is owned by Nimax Theatres.

Interestingly, owing to the death of Queen Victoria in Januarys 1901, it is the first theatre to be completed in the Edwardian Period. It was designed by Architect Lewin Sharp, his only complete theatre design,  and was originally designed for musical theatre. It’s name is taken from the Greek god of the arts, Apollo.



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


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.


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


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


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