The London Palladium opened on 26 Dec. 1910. The 1955 television hit Sunday Night at The London Palladium cemented the public’s affection for the venue, and made stars of Bruce Forsyth, Norman Vaughan and Jimmy Tarbuck who hosted the show.
From the early 1990s, the theatre housed longer runs of several large scale musical productions, starting with the Jason Donovan-led revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1991. Owned by the Really Useful Theatres Group from 2000, Andrew Lloyd Webber has produced musical revivals of The Sound of Music in 2006 and The Wizard of Oz in 2010, both of which cast their leading ladies through audience-voted talent shows broadcast on BBC1.
After an absence of 29 years, pantomime returned to the Palladium in 2016, which has now become an annual Palladium Christmas tradition.
The auditorium has three levels – Stalls, Royal Circle and Upper Circle. In the Stalls, the view of the stage is slightly obscured by the overhang of the Royal Circle from Row S onwards, and the seats further back do suffer from a slightly lower ceiling. The seats are raked from Row D of the Stalls.
In the Royal Circle, the top of the stage is slightly obscured by the overhang of the Upper Circle in Row J onwards. The Royal Circle is raked and generally has an excellent view from all seats.
In the Upper Circle, the view from the central block of seats is still very good.
Location: West End
Railway station: Euston
Bus numbers: (Regent Street) 3, 6, 12, 13, 23, 88, 94, 139, 453, C2; (Oxford Street) 7, 8, 10, 25, 55, 73, 98, 390
Night bus numbers: (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, C2, N3, N13, N15, N18, N109, N136; (Oxford Street) 7, 10, 25, 390, N7, N8, N55, N73, N98, N207
Car park: Soho (4mins)
Directions from tube: (2mins) Exit 8 from the tube goes out onto Argyll Street (opposite the large Topshop). The theatre is 100 metres down the road.
23 June 2023 - 3 September 2023