Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ
775 people


The Apollo Theatre opened on 21 Feb. 1901. The theatre is named after the Greek god of the arts, and was built to house musical theatre productions.

The late 20th-century saw many plays at the Apollo Theatre, including Separate Tables starring John Mills, Mrs Klein starring Zoe Wanamaker, and A Madhouse in God starring Vanessa Redgrave.

During a performance of the Olivier Award winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on 19 Dec. 2013, a large section of the ceiling collapsed, potentially caused by the heavy rain London had experienced that week, and 88 people were injured.

Recent shows at the Apollo Theatre include Jerusalem starring Mark Rylance, and the West End premiere of Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

Apollo Theatre Seating Information

The auditorium has three levels – Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle. The Stalls seats offer excellent views of the stage. Views in the outer seats are hindered by the overhang of the Dress Circle.

The Dress Circle seats may offer little legroom and little raking in the seating. The last two rows of seats sit on a higher level and offer better views than those in front.

The Grand Circle has a shallow ranke. The last two rows of seats are also built up higher.

Seating plan

Map and travel info

Apollo Theatre31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ
Nearest tubePiccadilly Circus

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (2mins)
Directions from tube: The Apollo Theatre is situated on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, close to Piccadilly Circus tube station.

Located in Congestion Charge ZoneYes

Past productions at Apollo Theatre

The Time Traveller's Wife

7 October 2023 - 24 February 2024

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