Apollo Theatre

The Apollo Theatre is an early Edwardian theatre designed in 1901 by Lewin Sharp. From 1908 to 1912 it was the home of “The Follies”, enjoying a reputation for light comedy, farce (such as Marc Amoretti’s long-running comedy “Boeing Boeing”) and revue (Kenneth Williams and Fenella Fielding starred in “Pieces of Eight” here). The Apollo also staged premiers by Noel Coward and Terrence Rattigan. In 1968 the actor John Gielgud enjoyed success in the premiere of Alan Bennett’s “Forty Years On”. A year later returned with his colleague and friend Ralph Richardson to star in David Storey’s “Home”. More Information

Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre Access and Facilities

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1V 7DH


  • Theatre facilities for disabled access
  • Guide Dogs allowed – please notify theatre when booking
  • Tube: Piccadilly Circus / Leicester Square
  • Taxis: Hail a cab outside the theatre
  • Buses passing nearby: 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176
  • Parking Westminter City Council car park at China Town & Poland Street. NCP at Newport Place, Wardour Street


  • Infra Red facilities for the hard of hearing
  • Theatre air-conditioning
  • Theatre Bars: 2: Stalls and Upper Circle
  • Concessions: Ice Cream, confectionery and programmes
  • Theatre Toilets: Stalls: 2x Ladies, 1 x Gents, 1 x disabled facility. Upper Circle: Ladies and Gents, Balcony: Ladies and Gents.

Future, current and past productions at the Apollo Theatre

The Go Between, Nell Gwynn, Showstoppers, Dear Lupin, The Audience, My Night With Reg, Urinetown, Let The Right One In, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Twelfth Night, Richard III, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Jerusalem, The Madness of King George III

Nell Gwynn
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Dear Lupin
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