Apollo Victoria Theatre

17 Wilton Road

Designed by Ernest Wamsley Lewis and William Edward Trent, the Apollo Victoria in London was built in 1930 as a cinema originally. It remains one of the most impressive architectural displays of the Art Deco style in London, with chrome accents and a nautical-themed interior. In 1975, it closed for six years and later re-opened as a theatre. In the 80’s it hosted revivals of The Sound of Music, The Fiddler on the Roof, and Camelot. It has hosted numerous musicals since, with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express being performed at the Apollo Victoria for a successful run of 18 years. After the success of Starlight Express and Wicked, the theatre now has a reputation for hosting large-scale musicals that build themselves into the venue, with sets for both productions extending into the auditorium.

What’s On

The current musical production of Wicked has been showing at the Apollo Victoria since late 2006. The show is one of the most successful the theatre has ever seen, and it is currently taking bookings into 2013.


The Apollo Victoria is located on Wilton Road, just a one minute walk opposite the main entrance to the train and tube station of Victoria. Victoria tube station is on the District, Circle and Victoria lines.

The Apollo Victoria Theatre is located almost directly opposite Victoria rail and tube station, near the greenery of  Hyde Park , the stately Buckingham Palace, shops and hotels. For nearby hotels, try the 4-star Hesperia Hotel Victoria, situated just 200 metres away and featuring Earth-toned, modern guestrooms equipped with flat-screen TVs and free internet access. Extra amenities include a sauna, indoor pool and Mediterranean restaurant.


The seating capacity of the Apollo Victoria is 2,208, one of the largest in London. There are two levels – Stalls and the Dress Circle. View to seating map on the right to help you decide where you would like to sit.

Top Tips for Visiting the Apollo Victoria Theatre

Thanks to Michael for our top Apollo Victoria tip – if you’ve got a better tip, be sure to let us know by commenting below.

  1. Binoculars are available in the Circle, and given the distance from many of these seats to the stage, you may find them helpful. You will need a £1 coin to use the binoculars. – Michael, London

Please add your Apollo Victoria tips in the box below…

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  1. Superdupersally

    My tip for the Victoria Apollo is: 

    Some of the side seats in the Stalls are A LOT cheaper than those in the middle but they still have a really good view of the stage. I bought 2 tickets for seats 36 and 37 of row D in the Stalls. These tickets were £25 each but the two seats immediately next to us on the right would have been £65! We saved £40 and had almost exactly the same view! So my advice would be to check a seating plan before you go and don’t be put off the discounted seats as they are still great! 


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