London Palladium

Venue Information

London Palladium
Address: 8 Argyll Street, W1F 7TF
Nearest Tube or Train: 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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Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 26 December 1910
Designer: Frank Matcham
First production: A Variety Show and one act play called The Conspiracy
Number of seats: 2298

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 playing at the London Palladium:

Here Come The Boys
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
The King and I
An Evening With Liza Minnelli
Sinatra
Beyond Bollywood
CATS
I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical
The Amazing Bubble Man
Barry Humphries' Farewell Tour
A Chorus Line
Scrooge
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