About the theatre
The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a theatre on Wilton Road near Victoria station in London.
The building was designed as a "super-cinema" by E. Warmsley Lewis in 1930 in striking art deco style. The cinema closed in 1975, reopening six years later as a theatre, with a concert by Shirley Bassey providing the opening night.
For eighteen years, the Apollo Victoria Theatre was home to Andrew Lloyd Webber''s musical, Starlight Express, for which the theatre was extensively redesigned to accommodate a multi-tier roller skating arena. On 12 January 2002, shortly before the show''s 18th birthday, Lloyd Webber made the decision to stop the show, in order to open his new production of A. H. Rahman''s Bombay Dreams, which received its world premiere on 19 June 2002. The original production, which starred Raza Jaffrey, ran for two years before closing on 13 June 2004 after over 1,500 successful performances.
One of the largest theatres in the capital, its capacity is 2,208.
Principal productions at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
The Sound of Music (August 17, 1981 – September 18, 1982)
Camelot (November 23, 1982 – February 5, 1983)
Fiddler on the Roof (June 28, 1983 – October 29, 1983)
Starlight Express (March 27, 1984 – January 12, 2002)
Bombay Dreams (June 19, 2002 – June 13, 2004)
Saturday Night Fever (July 2, 2004 – February 18, 2006)
Movin'' Out (March 28, 2006 – July 17, 2006)
Wicked (September 2006 - )
Current shows at Apollo Victoria Theatre
News items for productions at Apollo Victoria Theatre
Archive shows at Apollo Victoria Theatre