What you need to know about Victoria Palace Theatre:
Victoria Palace Theatre is undergoing major refurbishment until October 2017, when it reopens with the Broadway hit musical Hamilton.
The theatre started life as a small concert hall and was later enlarged into a music hall. It was only in 1911 that it became a full-size theatre. It kept its association with music, along with revues and variety shows. In recent years it has become famous for hosting long-running musicals, including Billy Elliot The Musical.
Top facts about Victoria Palace Theatre:
- In 1911, a gilded statue of the ballerina Anna Pavlova was revealed in the theatre. Unfortunately it was later lost during World War II, but a replica was installed in its place in 2006.
- The original 1911 design for the theatre included a sliding roof for the auditorium to help keep crowds cool during the summer months.
- In 1934 a play called Young England was reviewed so badly that it became a cult hit. Audiences flocked to see it and often spoke the lines aloud in time with the performers.
Key information about Victoria Palace Theatre:
Tube: The closest tube station is Victoria (Victoria, District and Circle lines), which is less than five minutes walk from the venue.
Train: Victoria train station is served by Southeastern, Southern, ThamesLink and Gatwick Express trains and is less than a five minute walk from the venue.
Bus: Bus numbers 8, 11, 211, 36, 24, 38, 73 and also 511 all travel close to the venue. Please visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey in more detail.
Parking: The closest car park is the Q-Park car park in Pimlico, Winchester Street, SW1V 4LR.
Victoria Palace Theatre is part of the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme.