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Other Palace

12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA

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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.

The Other Palace has a seating capacity of 312 across a single level.

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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.

Past Events

DanceBallet Central and Central School of Ballet’s End of Year Performance

PlayIn The Next Room or The Vibrator Play

PlayAround The World In Eighty Days

ConcertReverie with Gloria Onitiri

ConcertSunday Favourites: Danielle Hope

Danielle Hope in concert at The Other Palace for one night only

ConcertThe Wonderful Music of George Shearing

ConcertAn Evening with Ruth Brown

The Voice semi-finalist and the original London cast member of Dreamgirls will welcome you at the Other Palace!

ConcertThe Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s Christmas Special

ConcertSolo Segundo Lunchtime

4.854 reviews

A sassy love story to bring out the superhero in us all!

ConcertThe Life and Music of Clifford Brown

OperaThe Boys from Bohème

ConcertSteve Nieve

PlayWill Martin in Concert

ConcertAn Audience With Lenny Beige July

PlayMy Mocking Happiness - National Theatre of Kiev Season

ConcertThe Tom Green Septet

4.410 reviews

MusicalThe Little Beasts
4.01 reviews

A musical for aged 7+ with magical and innovative puppetry

ConcertMonday Favourites at The Other Palace: Maiya Quansah-Breed

Maiya Quansah-Breed of Six comes to The Other Palace for Monday Favourites

ConcertSunday Favourites: David Hunter

David Hunter live at The Other Palace for one-night only!

ConcertAnd All That Jazz...

MusicalThe Pianist of Willesden Lane
4.926 reviews

This extraordinary talent's passion for music cannot be killed... Even in one of the darkest times of human history.

MusicalOur Great Tchaikovsky
4.817 reviews

Hershey Felder shines in this truly stunning production of Our Great Tchaikovsky.

PlayI'm with the Band

ConcertClaire Martin

MusicalYou Won't Succeed On Broadway if You Don't Have Any Jews

ConcertFalsettos: The Make A Difference Trust Charity Gala

Falsettos: The Make A Difference Trust Charity Gala an unforgettable evening for an amazing cause!

ConcertSunday Favourites: Jason Pennycooke

Jason Pennycooke live at The Other Palace for one night only!

MusicalBayside: The Saved by the Bell Musical Parody

Bayside! The Musical! will have you rolling in the aisles


MusicalExposure The Musical
3.65 reviews

PlayThe Dreamers

ConcertClassical Kicks: Bach, Hot Jazz and Whiskey

ConcertSunday Favourites: Marisha Wallace
5.01 reviews

Marisha Wallace in concert at The Other Palace for one night only

ConcertGabrielle Ducomble

MusicalThe Rhythm Of Life

ConcertThe Wonderful Music of Fats Waller & Jelly Roll Morton

PlayScenes from a Marriage

PlaySummer of Love

MusicalSon of Rambow

Son of Rambow is a heart-warming and hilarious story

MusicalRE:act - Songs for a New World

ConcertEmbraceable Ella with Joanna Eden

MusicalThe Wild Party
4.02 reviews

An "ambisextrous" socialite, a gay brother act, a lesbian stripper, a boxer and an underage innocent girl - this one has it all!

ConcertSunday Favourites: Alice Fearn
5.02 reviews

Alice Fearn at The Other Palace for one-night only!

MusicalThe Stripper
4.67 reviews

MusicalTess of the d'Urbervilles
4.84 reviews

Spellbinding music. Dazzling storytelling.

PlayWaiting for Waiting for Godot
5.01 reviews

5.02 reviews

A modern retelling of the Ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and the underworld

PlayTwist of Lemmon

ConcertTo The Surface: Tim Maguire & Dorian Ford

MusicalBig Fish The Musical
4.745 reviews

TV superstar Kelsey Grammer stars in this new musical based on Tim Burton's film of the same name.

ConcertMadalena Alberto: Don't Cry For Me

ConcertThe Wonderful Music of Louis Armstrong

PlayGrowing Old Disgracefully

ConcertSunday Favourites: Aimie Atkinson
5.01 reviews

Aimie Atkinson live at The Other Palace for one-night only!

ConcertEve Ferret: Madame Bouffant

ConcertVictoria Derbyshire - 'Dear Cancer, Love Victoria'

Moving, wonderfully heart-warming and ultimately uplifting...

MusicalShowstopper! The Improvised Musical
4.842 reviews

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

PlayThe Thrill of Love


MusicalBritney Spears the Cabaret

Get ready for a show loaded with so much satire you won't see it coming!

PlayLife's Little Nothings - National Theatre of Kiev Season

PlayDon Juan - National Theatre of Kiev Season

ConcertSunday Favourites: Joe McElderry
5.01 reviews

Joe McElderry in concert at The Other Palace one night only.

ConcertSunday Favourites: Jodie Steele
5.01 reviews

Jodie Steele live at The Other Palace for one night only!


ConcertPepi Lemer's Back2Front

ConcertMasters of Mainstream

PlayThe Messiah
4.120 reviews

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

MusicalForever Plaid

ConcertBastille Day Party Avec Les Hamiltons

MusicalMiss-Leading Ladies

MusicalAmelie The Musical
4.660 reviews

Amelie The Musical comes to the West End for Christmas!

ConcertViolin School

PlayThe American Plan

MusicalMarry Me A Little

PlayLooking For Lansbury

ConcertThe Latin Mix: Emily Saunders ESB & Omar Puente

DanceNew English Ballet Theatre & Friends - Dancing For Nepal

MusicalWhisper House
4.03 reviews

Tony Award-winner Duncan Sheik brings his latest musical to The Other Palace – formerly the St James Theatre for a limited season.

Musical35mm: A Musical Exhibition

A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song?

ConcertMonday Favourites at The Other Palace: Jordan Luke Gage

Jordan Luke Gage comes to Monday Favourites at The Other Palace

ConcertThe Wonderful Music of Duke Ellington

ConcertThe Coup Coup Club

ConcertThe Music of Horace Silver

MusicalPure Imagination

PlayPig Farm

PlayEric and Little Ern

MusicalMiss Atomic Bomb
4.417 reviews

ConcertSolo Segundo

ConcertSolo Segundo

MusicalManhattan Parisienne

A New York story of differences and attraction, of two struggling artists and an unlikely meeting of minds.

ConcertIan Shaw & Sarah Jane Morris

MusicalBrexodus the Musical

"Brexit means Brexit", but what the hell does that mean?

PlaySoldier On
5.04 reviews

Soldier On tickets have come to London once more!

ConcertSunday Favourites: Jamie Muscato

Jamie Muscato in concert one night only

PlayRutherford & Son

ConcertCordelia Williams

ConcertMusical Marathon

Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director of The Other Palace, will host The Musical Marathon

MusicalLa Strada
4.912 reviews

La Strada is a brand new musical based on the subject and script work by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli.

PlayWard of the Manor - National Theatre of Kiev Season

ConcertClassical Kicks: Spain and Latin America

ConcertAlison Jiear's Swingin' Christmas!

PlayJustin Moorhouse: Destiny Calling

MusicalKathleen Turner: Finding My Voice
5.02 reviews

The multi-award winning superstar brings her one woman show to the West End.

PlayThe Other Half

4.344 reviews

Broadway musical Falsettos to receive its long-awaited UK premiere this summer at The Other Palace

ConcertMonday Favourites at The Other Palace: Divina de Campo

RuPaul's Drag Race finalist Divina de Campo at The Other Palace

MusicalHoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road

PlayNigel Slater’s Toast
4.7239 reviews

Nigel Slater’s Toast makes its long-awaited London premiere at The Other Palace.

ConcertRap Guide to Climate Chaos

ConcertClassical Kicks: Rhapsody in Light Blue and The Great American Songbook

ConcertThe Latin Mix

ConcertJulia Fordham