Other Palace Studio

Other Palace Studio

12 Palace Street, SW1E 5JA

Getting here

Closest Tube Station


Closest Train Station


The Other Palace Studio was designed to offer a diverse programme including cabaret, music, musical theatre and comedy.


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 Studio Seating Plan

100 seats

We’ll Have Nun of It is the current production at Other Palace Studio. The latest booking period for We’ll Have Nun of It at Other Palace Studio started 22/02/2024 20:00:00 and runs until 10/03/2024 18:00:00. Tickets for We’ll Have Nun of It start at £22 and are available to book now.

KAREN is the current production at Other Palace Studio. The upcoming booking period for KAREN at Other Palace Studio starts 19/03/2024 20:00:00 and runs until 24/03/2024 18:00:00. Tickets for KAREN start at £23 and are available to book now.

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.


The Year of Magical Thinking

Grief is a place none of us know until we reach it, this is Joan's devastating journey.


DOM – The Play

Witness the scandals of the controversial politician Dominic Cummings in DOM - The Play.


Ghosted — Another F***ing Christmas Carol

GHOSTED - Another F***ing Christmas Carol comes to The Other Palace Theatre this Christmas



Cases returns to London for its first proper run at The Other Palace this spring!


Bromance: The Dudesical

Tickets for Bromance: The Dudesical in its London premiere are now available!



Elliot Clay's new musical debuts at Other Palace Studio this summer!


Fury & Elysium

Transgression and decadence, explore the underground revolution with Fury and Elysium.


Scouts! The Musical

Welcome to the Scout Games at the Other Palace Studio!


The Barricade Boys - Christmas Cabaret

Some of the finest male voices from Les Misèrables come together in this must-see Christmas cabaret.



Normality tickets available for limited 1-week run!


Meet Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking

Fearless, freckled and fantastically powerful, enter the world of Pippi Longstocking!


Trompe L’Oeil

T L’O combines trompe l’oeil illusionary art with cabaret, queer theatre, and circus.


The Verge of Forever

Classical music meets the captivating charm of pop and jazz in The Verge of Forever!



Reality slips to fantasy in this historically inaccurate, and weirdly gay musical drama


JULIE: The Musical

JULIE: The Musical will be hitting all the high notes at The Other Palace Studio this Summer!


A Very Very Bad Cinderella

This is the real Cinderella story direct from the mouths of those so called Ugly Sisters!


Murder for Two

Murder for Two tickets are now available for the madcap return to The Other Palace!


Reputation The Musical

Don't miss the world premiere of Reputation The Musical this autumn!


A Jaffa Cake Musical

A Jaffa Cake Musical at The Other Palace Studio



Both at The Other Palace Studio


Tit Swingers

Tit Swingers at The Other Palace Studio



Plastered at The Other Palace Studio