Shows & Events at the Victoria Palace Theatre

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Hamilton

Booking From 19th August 2021 - 13th February 2022

How to Find the Victoria Palace Theatre

Victoria Palace Theatre

Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5EA

Please note: Hot food is not permitted in the venue and any food consumed in the auditorium must have been purchased at the theatre.

Our theatres sell products which may contain allergens. Allergen information is available upon request from all bars or other staff selling refreshments around the venue.

Hospitality at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Champagne Package

Champagne Packages start from £137.50 per person and can include a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable) and a staff meet and greet service.
Already booked your tickets?

Call us on 020 7766 2112 add a Champagne Package from £40 per person for plays, or from £50 per person for musicals.

VIP Package

Opt for the full VIP treatment from £192.50 per person, which can include a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable) specially designated hospitality area, savoury canapes, your choice of drinks and a theatre host.
Already booked your tickets?

Call us on 020 7766 2112 to a VIP Package will cost from £95 per person for plays, or from £105 per person for musicals

The theatre has been redeveloped from renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham's original design to combine beautiful restoration with twenty first century comfort and facilities, which include a new purpose built rehearsal and audition space that is available for hire.

The bright space is located at the top of the Victoria Palace Theatre, with a maximum capacity of 50.
If you would like to discuss venue hire then please enquire using the button below:

Getting to the Victoria Palace Theatre

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By Train or Tube

Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink and Southeastern.

The nearest tube and train station is Victoria.

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By Bus

Bus Stop M: Served by Buses 11, 24, 148, 211, 507, 700, 715, 716, 717, 719, 720, 721, 722, 728, 750, 751, N11, N44, N136.

Bus Stop G: Served by Buses 11, 170, 211, N11.

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By Car

If you are driving, you can take advantage of the Q-Park Theatreland parking scheme with 50% off car parking after midday for up to 4 hours.

Accessibility at the Victoria Palace Theatre

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Parking

The theatre itself has no parking facilities, but there are disabled bays nearby on Vauxhall Bridge Road and Carlisle Place.

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Hearing

The theatre has an infa-red system with 12 headsets, held at the Cloakroom available from the duty manager in the Foyer. A deposit of £5 or credit card/driving licence is required that will be returned at the end of the performance. For further information, please see our Access Page.

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Assistance Dogs

Guide dogs are allowed in to the auditorium. Alternatively, our staff are happy to dog sit during your performance.

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Wheelchairs

Wheelchair access to the auditorium is available via Allington Street located to the left of the theatre. Please make yourself known to a member of staff on arrival at the venue, who will arrange for an Access Host to advise you on the best route to your seat.

If you cannot transfer out of your chair companions can sit beside you. We also have a number of transferable seats available.

Wheelchair seats/transfers must be booked in advance. We have a low-level counter box office and an Access Host is available from our front of house team to help you in any way they can, should you require any assistance.

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Toilets

There are toilets located on all levels and a wheelchair access adapted toilet is located at the rear of the stalls.

Please note: The Grand Circle is steeply stepped and may not be suitable for vertigo sufferers.

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Autism

We know that communication is key for patrons who have Autism.

We want all our patrons to have a good experience while in our theatres, so we now have a visual tool for parents and carers to use with those on the autistic spectrum and/or with learning difficulties.

There are two versions. A printable version and a video version, both of which can be viewed via the links below.

We have been researching the benefits of using social stories and would like to offer a social story for a visit to Victoria Palace Theatre. We know that people with autism find social situations difficult and understand that we are all unique.

Download theTheatre social story

Facilities at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Lost Property

If you have any enquiries regarding lost property at Victoria Palace Theatre please email customer services.

Lost property will be kept at the theatre for one month.

Facilities

There is a licensed bar, toilets and HAMILTON merchandise kiosks on every level of the theatre. These are open from 1.30pm for matinee and 6.30pm for evening performances and are for ticket holders only.

For a look at what great value drinks and snacks we offer and an example price list please available to download/view below:

Cloakrooms

For the safety and security of our patrons and employees, our cloakrooms are currently closed.

However, we work with Stasher who offer bag storage in many hotels and shops across London (all within close walking distance to our theatres).

HOW TO BOOK LUGGAGE STORAGE WITH STASHER

Bookings must be made online and it costs £5.40 for the day using the code "SHOWTIME".

For location options and to book:

Additional Security Using Canines

Delfont Mackintosh Theatres uncompromisingly prioritises the safety of its staff and visitors to all of its venues.

With the recent surge in terrorism, we are aware that the threats facing venues such as ours are evolving and often unpredictable.

We have therefore engaged the expertise of Global Support Services (GSS), a specialist canine services provider, to deploy explosive detection dog teams at our theatre. Their teams will be responsible for searching our venue and our audiences as they enter the venue prior to each show, daily.

Their teams have vast experience working with venues similar to ours and will seek at all times to be both reassuring and unintrusive. They have provided us with some guidance on our behaviours around their dogs whilst they are working.

Victoria Palace Theatre History

Production Highlights

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Annie (1978)

1910 Theatre owner, manager and impresario Alfred Butt purchases the Royal Standard Music Hall on this site and demolishes it to build the Victoria Palace designed by renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham and costing £12,000. A gilded statue of ballerina Anna Pavlova is installed on the theatre's cupola which is subsequently lost when removed for safekeeping during World War II.

1910 The Victoria Palace opens on 6 November with a Variety show and in the succeeding years the best known variety stars of their day appear here including Harry Lauder, Little Tich and Vesta Tilley.

1929 The Show's the Thing, a revue by Archie Pitt starring Gracie Fields is a huge hit.

1934 A production of Young England by the Rev Walter Reynolds, a full-blooded patriotic melodrama, receives such awful reviews that it becomes a cult show seen by over 250,000 people.

1937 On 16th December Me And My Girl opens starring Lupino Lane, Teddie St Denis and George Graves. The song 'Lambeth Walk' becomes a universal dance craze that helps boost morale during the war years. Lupino Lane subsequently appears in a series of shows including Twenty-to-One and Sweetheart Mine.

Read more about the theatre and its history...
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Kiss Me Kate (2001)

1947 On 17th April 1947 Together Again the first of seven popular shows presented by the much loved Crazy Gang opens. The Gang become almost full-time occupants of the theatre for an incredible 15 years. Their final retiring performance of Young in Heart took place on 19th May 1962.

1962 The Black and White Minstrel Show – the stage version of the popular Saturday night BBC tv show is seen by five and a half million people and runs for 4,344 performances until November 1972.

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The Love Match (1954)

1970's During the 70's, productions at the theatre include: SwingalongaMax with Max Bygraves, Basil Brush in his own show, Carry on London with the cast of the popular films (1973), and Cilla Black in her weekly televised show Cilla At The Palace (1976).

1978 The original London production of musical Annie opens on 3rd May, starring Sheila Hancock as Miss Hannigan, and runs for 4,344 performances. It is revived in 1998 to mark its 21st anniversary.

1982 Elizabeth Taylor makes her London stage debut in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, reprising her Tony-nominated Broadway role as Regina Hubbard Giddens.

1985 Michael Crawford reprises his athletic, award winning role as American showman Barnum. This is followed by the musical Charlie Girl starring Cyd Charisse.

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Babes in the Woods (1942)

1989 Buddy begins its long run at the Victoria Palace until 1995 when the show transfers to the Strand Theatre. Following Buddy comes the hugely popular Jolson starring one of Britain's best loved entertainers, Brian Conley.

1991 The theatre is bought from Stoll Moss by Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen who enlarges the foyer and bar facilities and increases the number of dressing rooms. On 25th November the Royal Variety Performance attended by HM The Queen pays tribute to the Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh.

2001 On 16th October, the Broadway smash hit revival of Kiss Me Kate opens and wins the Laurence Olivier award for Best Musical Revival.

2005 Elton John and Lee Hall's Billy Elliot, the musical version of the film, opens to great acclaim in March. Critic Charles Spencer describes it as 'the greatest British musical I have seen' and it plays for 11 years.

2006 A replica of the original golden statue of Anna Pavlova recreated by Harry Franchetti is installed on the theatre's cupola.

2014 Delfont Mackintosh Theatres purchase the theatre from Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen. On 9th April 2016 the theatre closes for a major 20 month refurbishment.

2017 The Victoria Palace Theatre, magnificently restored for the 21st century, reopens on 6 December with the European premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize winning musical Hamilton.