The Other Palace, formerly known as the St. James Theatre is a London West End theatre, and the first newly built theatre complex in central London for 30 years. It features a 312 seat theatre, a 100 seat studio theatre, a brasserie and lobby bar offering delicious food, fine wines and cocktails. Its location in SW1 alongside Buckingham Palace offers visitors the chance to step away from the crowded pavements of the West End and take sanctuary in the peaceful neighbourhood of the modern St James Theatre.
The Other Palace also incorporates a full broadcast TV facility enabling shows to be broadcast on BSkyB and to a worldwide audiences via online television.
The building was designed by Foster Wilson Architects and features a sculptured staircase designed by international award winning artist designer, Mark Humphrey. Crafted in Pietra Santa, by Porcelli Marmi, where Michelangelo carved David, the work of art staircase celebrates the best of British design alongside Italian craftsmanship.
The Other Palace's Creative Director Robert Mackintosh had been looking for the opportunity to create a smaller, off-Broadway type theatre for smaller shows or show just starting out. He'd felt that London was lacking in this type of venue for some time and so set out to make his dream a reality. Eventually, just the opportunity he had been looking for sprung up: a smaller theatre site on 12 Palace Street. He jumped on it and started developing his vision of the venue's future. The venue ended up being even more than he could have hoped for, not only did it have a theatre but also a studio and space besides for the lobby, bar, brasserie, and all the amenities The Other Palace offers today.
In September 2012 the theatre opened its doors for the first time with a performance of Sandi Toksvig’s Bully Boy, starring Anthony Andrews and Joshua Miles and shortly afterwards the The Other Palace studio space began showcasing excellent comedy, jazz and cabaret.
Public transport is recommended. The nearest tube station to The Other Palace is Victoria Station (Circle/District/ Victoria Lines). The theatre is near Grosvenor Gardens (Stop Q) bus stop which is serviced by lines 2, 16, 36, 38, 52, 73, 82, and 148. If arriving by train the nearest railway station is Victoria Station. The nearest car parks to The Other Palace are the Victoria Station Car Park, the NCP Car Park in Semley Place and the Q-Park Pimlico in Winchester Street.
Danielle Hope in concert at The Other Palace for one night only
The Voice semi-finalist and the original London cast member of Dreamgirls will welcome you at the Other Palace!
A sassy love story to bring out the superhero in us all!
A musical for aged 7+ with magical and innovative puppetry
Maiya Quansah-Breed of Six comes to The Other Palace for Monday Favourites
David Hunter live at The Other Palace for one-night only!
This extraordinary talent's passion for music cannot be killed... Even in one of the darkest times of human history.
Hershey Felder shines in this truly stunning production of Our Great Tchaikovsky.
Falsettos: The Make A Difference Trust Charity Gala an unforgettable evening for an amazing cause!
Jason Pennycooke live at The Other Palace for one night only!
Bayside! The Musical! will have you rolling in the aisles
Marisha Wallace in concert at The Other Palace for one night only
Son of Rambow is a heart-warming and hilarious story
An "ambisextrous" socialite, a gay brother act, a lesbian stripper, a boxer and an underage innocent girl - this one has it all!
Alice Fearn at The Other Palace for one-night only!
Spellbinding music. Dazzling storytelling.
A modern retelling of the Ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and the underworld
TV superstar Kelsey Grammer stars in this new musical based on Tim Burton's film of the same name.
Aimie Atkinson live at The Other Palace for one-night only!
Moving, wonderfully heart-warming and ultimately uplifting...
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Get ready for a show loaded with so much satire you won't see it coming!
Joe McElderry in concert at The Other Palace one night only.
Jodie Steele live at The Other Palace for one night only!
The Messiah promises to be the funniest and most magical Nativity you will ever see.
A show of nonsense, hilarity and humanity.
A new musical commissioned by National Youth Music Theatre
Amelie The Musical comes to the West End for Christmas!
Tony Award-winner Duncan Sheik brings his latest musical to The Other Palace – formerly the St James Theatre for a limited season.
A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song?
Jordan Luke Gage comes to Monday Favourites at The Other Palace
A New York story of differences and attraction, of two struggling artists and an unlikely meeting of minds.
"Brexit means Brexit", but what the hell does that mean?
Soldier On tickets have come to London once more!
Jamie Muscato in concert one night only
Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director of The Other Palace, will host The Musical Marathon
La Strada is a brand new musical based on the subject and script work by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli.
The multi-award winning superstar brings her one woman show to the West End.
Broadway musical Falsettos to receive its long-awaited UK premiere this summer at The Other Palace
RuPaul's Drag Race finalist Divina de Campo at The Other Palace
Nigel Slater’s Toast makes its long-awaited London premiere at The Other Palace.