Venue InformationApollo Victoria Theatre
Address: 17 Wilton Road, SW1V 1LL
Nearest Tube or Train: Victoria (Victoria line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 38, 73, 8, 24
Theatre Quick FactsDate opened: 15 October 1930
Designer: E. Wamsley Lewis and W E Trent
First production: Originally opened as a cinema (film: George Arlis in Old English)
Number of seats: 2,304
The Apollo Victoria Theatre, formerly called the New Victoria Theatre, opened in 1930 as a cinema and variety theatre. It is Grade II listed and is themed in a nautical fashion in the original Art Deco style.
It closed for a brief spell during World War II and for five years from 1976. It reopened in 1981 as the Apollo Victoria Theatre as a venue for musical theatre beginning with The Sound of Music in 1981, and including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running Starlight Express from 1984 to 2002, and current long-running hit show Wicked, which started in 2006.