Named after the Greek God Apollo, who is considered the God of the arts and the leader of the muses, the Apollo Theatre in London is a Grade II-listed West End theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in London. The architect, Lewin Sharp, designed the theatre for the then-owner Henry Lowenfeld.  After the theatre first opened its doors in 1901, in 2013, tragedy struck and a part of the roof caved in. The Apollo Theatre was then carefully restored and reopened in 2014. The theatre is known for putting on award-winning plays, musicals, dramas and comedies. It is situated right next to the Lyric Theatre, another historically important West End venue.

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About Apollo Theatre

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  • The Apollo Theatre London has a seating capacity of 833.
  • Seats are spread across four levels — Stalls, Dress Circle, Balcony and Grand Circle.

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  • Tube: The nearest tube station to Apollo Theatre London is Piccadilly Circus, served by the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines. Other stations in the vicinity include Leicester Square and Charing Cross.
  • Bus: The closest stop is Shaftesbury Avenue served by bus routes 1,  14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, and 176.
  • Train: The closest train station is London Charing Cross, which is a mere 10-minute walk from the theatre. 
  • Parking: The nearest Q-Parks to the Apollo Theatre London are Q-Park Chinatown and Q-Park Newport Place. You could avail of 50% off on parking by showing your theatre ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions About Apollo Theatre

Where is Apollo Theatre located?

Apollo Theatre London is located in Shaftesbury Avenue, London.

How can I reach Apollo Theatre?

Apollo Theatre London is easily accessible by all forms of public transport, the easiest being the tube, with the station being within walking distance from the theatre.

What are the different types of shows and productions that are staged at the Apollo Theatre?

The theatre was known for its musical shows, which then expanded to include performances such as Romantic Comedy, A Madhouse in Goa, and the award-winning show Defending the Caveman.

What are the seating options available at Apollo Theatre?

Apollo Theatre London has a seating capacity of 833 patrons, spread over four levels: Stalls, Dress Circle, Balcony and Upper Circle.

Is Apollo Theatre accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, the theatre has made its performances accessible to those with motor, audio, visual and other stimulatory disabilities. There are wheelchair spaces in the auditorium, adapted toilets, lift, guide dog allowance, and more.

How much do the Apollo Theatre tickets cost?

The price of the tickets depends on the show that you choose to watch and the timing of the same at the Apollo Theatre.

Where can I book my Apollo Theatre tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Apollo Theatre online at London Theatre Tickets. You will get the best deals and discounts and all the information you need at your fingertips.

Are there any dining options available near Apollo Theatre?

Apollo Theatre London is surrounded by bustling Soho restaurants such as Brasserie Zédel and Bone Daddies.

What are some of the things to do or attractions to explore near the Apollo Theatre?

Apollo Theatre is situated in an area that has many attractions surrounding it. Do visit the Tower of London, or opt for a river cruise, both of which are available in the vicinity of the theatre.

Past Shows

Magic Goes Wrong
Potted Panto
Walking With Ghosts
Walking With Ghosts
The Upstart Crow