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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.


Seats situated in the Stalls

Sound Amplification

Sennheiser infra-red system with limited number of head sets available. Avoid front 3 rows of Stalls. Deposit required.

Access from Street to Foyer

22 to Stalls, 48 to Balcony, 21 to Dress Circle, 41 to Upper Circle

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

Lift to Stalls - access via Shaftsbury Avenue

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available


Accepts Theatre Tokens


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