Palace Theatre London
Palace Theatre London
Situated in the West End of London between Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road, this stunning red brick venue was first commissioned in the late 1880s by Richard D'Oyly Carte, the producer of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. It initially opened as an Opera House but was then transformed into a grand music hall in 1897. It began to screen films and selections from popular Broadway shows and by 1925 had become known for its staging of musicals, after hosting a brilliant No, No, Nanette. Future years were to see popular shows like The Sound of Music run for a remarkable 2,385 performances at the theatre, whilst Les Miserables would play for nineteen years. The theatre was purchased and refurbished by Andrew Lloyd Webber and would become host to hit musicals like Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Singin' in the Rain.
Live Events at the Palace Theatre London
London's smash hit musical The Commitments currently holds residency at the theatre, which follows the story of a young Irish musician and his quest to bring together a band of the finest soul musicians Dublin has ever produced. The next few months will also see one-off events like Kings of Broadway, Centrepoint Laughing Point and Derren Brown's Miracle show make its way to the stage.
The theatre is located nearby to both Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road tube stations, both of which can be reached on the Northern Line. Regular bus services run throughout central London and for those coming from further afield, St Pancras Railway Station and King's Cross are only a short journey away from this central location. For more detailed information on the venue, check out StubHub UK's seating plan.
Similar Venues in London
If you can't get enough of musical theatre, then why not check out all of the other venues hosting great shows at the moment? Elf the Musical plays at the Dominion Theatre throughout the festive season, or for a family favourite, why not check out the long standing The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre?
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