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About

London Palladium a venue to which all performers aspire and has hosted more annual Royal Variety Performances than any other theatre. Welcome to the official website of the London Palladium – designed by Frank Matcham – which opened on Boxing Day 1910 and became famous, partly through television, as the “Ace Variety Theatre of the World”.
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HISTORY

The London Palladium opened on Boxing Day 1910 with the first ‘grand variety bill’ featuring acts as diverse as Nellie Wallace and classical actor Martin Harvey. The Frank Matcham designed building occupies a site which was previously home to a Corinthian Bazaar, Hengler’s Grand Cirque and the National Ice Skating Palace. 
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DIRECTIONS

The nearest underground station is Oxford Circus (Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines) and Bond Street (Central and Jubilee Lines).
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SEATING PLAN

Where we provide a seating plan for events, every effort is made to show you the correct information. However, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of our seating plans in case of short term or venue specific changes due to production requirements. Seating plans are generally provided as a guide only and are not an exact representation of the seating layout at the venue.
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DISABLED ACCESS

Four steps up to main entrance and a further eight to foyer and Royal Circle (two steps between rows). Box Office through separate entrance, up five steps. Stalls down 12 steps from the main entrance. Upper circle up approx. 50 steps. Handrails on both sides of most staircases, some steps highlighted. Theatre opens 45 minutes before the performance.
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Box Office

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Phone Number

0844 412 4655

Access bookings

0844 412 4648 access@seetickets.com

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Detail from London Palladium's Cinderella Bar


Venue Hire

The iconic London Palladium is the perfect venue to host the grandest business conferences, presentations, meetings and receptions. This prestigious theatre’s auditorium seats over 2,200 people, while two bars offer spaces to fit smaller business functions. The London palladium is situated in the heart of London’s West End, a short walk from Oxford Circus.

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Refurbishment

Refurbishment

Turn up the heat

After over 20 years, in November 2014 the London Palladium received brand new boilers. The works took 3 weeks to complete and took place during the get in of CATs to avoid any audience disruption. The old system was ripped out and all new parts were installed; everything from the pipe works to new values and controls. The modern boiler enables better control of the heating and cooling of the auditorium, letting the audience enjoy the show without any troubles.

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Our History

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1910

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The Palladium opened on Boxing Day. Frank Matcham, the architect, was commissioned by Walter Gibbons to build the grandest, most luxurious, yet intimate music hall.

The Palladium opened on Boxing Day.  Frank Matcham, the architect, was commissioned by Walter Gibbons to build the grandest, most luxurious, yet intimate music hall.

1931

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The first Crazy Week was the beginning of the famous Crazy Gang, and the theatre became their home for 9 years until the second world war.

The first Crazy Week was the beginning of the famous Crazy Gang, and the theatre became their home for 9 years until the second world war.

1947

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Danny Kaye became a star overnight with his first Palladium appearance and Laurel and Hardy were the biggest act billed at The Royal Variety Performance.

Danny Kaye became a star overnight with his first Palladium appearance and Laurel and Hardy were the biggest act billed at The Royal Variety Performance.

1951

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Judy Garland played her first Palladium season.

Judy Garland played her first Palladium season.

1955

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Val Parnell’s Sunday Night at The London Palladium was first broadcast on ATV. Hosted by Tommy Trinder the show took live variety into people’s own sitting rooms. Such familiarity brought the Palladium an unrivalled popularity and uniquely made the theatre a destination in itself regardless of who was on the bill.

Val Parnell’s Sunday Night at The London Palladium was first broadcast on ATV. Hosted by Tommy Trinder the show took live variety into people’s own sitting rooms. Such familiarity brought the Palladium an unrivalled popularity and uniquely made the theatre a destination in itself regardless of who was on the bill.

1964

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Cliff Richard headlined the pantomime Aladdin also starring, and with songs by, The Shadows.

Cliff Richard headlined the pantomime Aladdin also starring, and with songs by, The Shadows.

1979

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The King and I was the first open-ended run of a full scale book musical. Yul Brynner came to London to play his signature role in the UK for the first time.

The King and I was the first open-ended run of a full scale book musical. Yul Brynner came to London to play his signature role in the UK for the first time.

1991

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Jason Donovan took the lead role in the Really Useful Theatre Company’s new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Jason Donovan took the lead role in the Really Useful Theatre Company’s new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

2002

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The famous but outdated revolving stage was removed to accommodate the state-of-art technology required to make a car fly in the world premiere of the stage spectacular Chitty Chitty Bang Bang . Chitty still holds the record as the longest-running show ever to play The Palladium with 1,414 performances.

The famous but outdated revolving stage was removed to accommodate the state-of-art technology required to make a car fly in the world premiere of the stage spectacular Chitty Chitty Bang Bang . Chitty still holds the record as the longest-running show ever to play The Palladium with 1,414 performances.

2006

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Andrew Lloyd Webber pioneered television casting with the general public choosing Connie Fisher to play Maria in The Sound of Music.

Andrew Lloyd Webber pioneered television casting with the general public choosing Connie Fisher to play Maria in The Sound of Music.

2014

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I Can’t Sing – The X Factor Musical with Nigel Harman starring as the show’s co-producer Simon Cowell.

I Can’t Sing – The X Factor Musical with Nigel Harman starring as the show’s co-producer Simon Cowell.

2015

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier award nominated musical CATS returned to the London Palladium

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier award nominated musical CATS returned to the London Palladium

2016

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Pantomime returns to the Palladium after nearly thirty years.

Pantomime returns to the Palladium after nearly thirty years.
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