London Palladium

Venue Information

London Palladium
Address: 8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
Nearest Underground or Train Station: Oxford Circus (Victoria line, Central line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25, 39, 55, 73, 88, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139, 159

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the London Palladium?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the London Palladium.  The nearest underground or train stations are Oxford Circus (Victoria line, Central line, Bakerloo line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25, 39, 55, 73, 88, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139, 159.  If driving to the theatre, the nearest car parks are Q-ParkOxford-Street and Q-Park Soho (more parking information).  For directions to the London Palladium see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the London Palladium?
There is no specific dress code at the London Palladium, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the London Palladium have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the London Palladium has an Air Cooling system.
What is the Accessibility at the London Palladium?
London Palladium accessibility information
Access phone number: 020 7087 7966
Access email address:
Accessible toilets situated: Stalls
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Stalls x4
Sound amplification: Induction Loop & Sennheiser Infrared
Access from street to foyer: Ramp
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs): 26+ to Royal Circle, 47+ to Grand Circle
Level access: N/A
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: Passenger lift from street to Stalls
How many seats are in the London Palladium?
The London Palladium has 2298 seats.
Who owns the London Palladium?
The London Palladium is owned by LW Theatres

London Palladium Facts

What date did the London Palladium open?

26 December 1910

Who designed the London Palladium?

Frank Matcham

What was the first production at the London Palladium?

A Variety Show and one act play called The Conspiracy

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Theatre History

The site of the London Palladium has seen a number of entertainment venues over the years.

1870 saw the opening of a temporary structure hosting The Corinthian Bazaar, which featured an aviary.

Then a new building opened in 1871 by Fredrick Hengler, the son of a tightrope walker, as a circus arena for entertainments called Hengler’s Grand Cirque, which in 1896 became the National Skating Palace – with real ice!

The building was then renamed as the Royal Italian Circus in 1905, before finally being demolished.

The London Palladium we know today was designed by famous theatre architect Frank Matcham, and opened on 26 December 1910 with a variety show and one act play called The Conspiracy.

Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the London Palladium include:

Audra McDonald
The Secret Garden In Concert
Jack and the Beanstalk
Rob Brydon – A Night of Songs & Laughter
Here Come The Boys
Pantoland at the Palladium
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Stephen Fry Mythos A Trilogy: Heroes
Stephen Fry Mythos A Trilogy: Gods
Stephen Fry Mythos A Trilogy: Men
Goldilocks And The Three Bears
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Snow White
Beverley Knight
Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off
An Intimate Evening With Kristin Chenoweth
Dick Whittington - London Palladium
Honeymoon in Vegas
Marti Pellow
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs
Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysterie
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Cinderella - London Palladium
The Wind In The Willows
An Evening With Liza Minnelli
Beyond Bollywood
I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical
The Amazing Bubble Man
Barry Humphries' Farewell Tour
A Chorus Line

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