London Palladium

8 Argyll Street
Soho
London
W1F 7TF

History

Having been built in 1910 and first named simply ‘The Palladium’, the London Palladium has come to be considered one of the most famous theatres in the United Kingdom. Having been used as a cinema, ice rink and even a circus in its early days, the London Palladium became the home of popular musical variety acts which were filmed for television for twelve years from 1955. The theatre was bought in the year 2000 by Andrew Lloyd Webber and has since been the home of several exciting and important stage musicals such as The Sound of Music and Sister Act the Musical. Today, the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz graces its stage, adding yet another success show to the prominent London Palladium.

Directions

The London Palladium is situated in the heart of the city, just off Oxford Street and less than a minutes walk rom Oxford Circus tube station. Oxford Circus is located on the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines, making it easily accessible by tube. There are also lots of bus connections.

Seating

With a fairly large seating capacity of 2,286 on three levels, the London Palladium has hundreds of seats with excellent viewing. The seating sections of the theatre are Stalls, Royal Circle and Upper Circle, with the Stalls being located on the ground floor and being the nearest section to the stage. Up on the next tier is the Royal Circle, which may be further from the stage but presents panoramic views whereby the whole setting can be taken in. The Upper Circle is the highest level in the London Palladium and seats here can be quite far back and you make feel cut off from the action. However, seats in this section are generally the cheapest and so you might be able to bag yourself a bargain if you aren’t scared of heights!


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