Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
Running time: 2hr 45min (inc. interval)
Age Restrictions: As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babies and Children under 5 years of age will not be admitted. Attendance of children between the ages of 5 and 7 is at the parents’ discretion and if the child becomes restless it is the parents’ responsibility to take them out of the auditorium. Children under 16 years cannot watch the show if unaccompanied by an adult aged 18+.
Tickets from £25.00
**PAY NO FEES Valid Tuesday - Friday and Sunday performances 19 September - 15 December 2023 Book by 1 October 2023**
London’s No.1 show” (LBC) is back! Now in its landmark 16th Year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, this “devilishly clever spin on The Wizard of Oz”(The Daily Telegraph) imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters and reveals the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Already the 9th longest-running West End musical of all time, Wicked has been seen by over 10 million people in London alone and played almost 6000 performances. The classic musical is the winner of over 100 major international awards, including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy Award and ten theatregoer voted WhatsOnStage Awards (including three for ‘Best West End Show’)
Apollo Victoria Theatre
Apollo Victoria Theatre
17 Wilton Road
THE APOLLO VICTORIA THEATRE, LONDON
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 however, closed in 1975, but it was to reopen six years later as a theatre, with a concert by Shirley Bassey providing the opening night.
The Apollo Victoria Theatre was home for eighteen years 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 at The Apollo Victoria, 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.
The Apollo Victoria Theater is currently home to the broadway smash hit Wicked, which made its Apollo Victoria West End debut in 2006 and has broken box office records since. In January, 2011, the London, Broadway, and both North American touring productions of Wicked simultaneously broke the records they held for highest weekly gross. The Apollo Victoria London production of Wicked has been seen by over 2 million theatre-goers.
One of the largest theatres in the capital, London's Apollo Victoria Theatre has a staggering capacity of 2,208.
Apollo Victoria Theatre: Recent Productions
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)
Apollo Victoria Theatre: Current Production
Wicked (September 2006 - )
Travel by train: Victoria. Nearest tube: Victoria
Fantastic show, beautifully performed by a superb cast
Posted anonymously on 31/12/2019
Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London - 29th December 2019
Wicked! Fast moving, funny, absorbing, colourful with a great cast who work very hard throughout the whole 3 hours. So glad to have seen it.
Posted by Barbara on 15/12/2019
Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London - 14th December 2019