The Apollo Theatre is known for its three tiers, as the view from the third tier balcony is said to be the steepest in London - if you’re not a fan of heights, you’ve been warned!
The Apollo Theatre is named after the Greek god of the arts, and is known for hosting new and upcoming productions, usually lighter, comedic stories and thrillers. Its show history includes Rain Man, Jerusalem and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. During a 2013 performance of the latter, the roof of the theatre collapsed, bringing down a lighting rig and part of the balcony.
The theatre reopened in 2014 with a performance of National Theatre’s Let The Right One In. The collapse happened due to old materials which had been in place since the theatre’s opening in 1901. This resulted in issues guidance for other theatre companies to carry out checks to ensure that the historic buildings are well maintained.
Now, the Apollo Theatre is home to Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, a popular musical that’s a must-see for everyone.
The Apollo Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue, West End’s renowned theatre street. Apollo is one of the many theatres sitting on this road, including the Sondheim and Lyric Theatres, home to Les Miserables and Six respectfully. These popular theatres are a short distance from Stay Central, where you can find affordable accommodation that’s ideal for couples, groups, and single travellers. Whether you’re staying in London for a few nights or even a week or more, take a look at our website to see what rooms are available.