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Now showing at the Apollo Theatre

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A return to the stage for director Benedict Andrews following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival is a twentieth century masterpiece.

Booking from: Monday, 17th July 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 7th October 2017
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Love in Idleness

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Cheap Love in Idleness Tickets

Was: £57.50 Now: £45.00

Valid on Saturdays only until 03 June and on all performances between 06 to 24 June 2017..

Was: £39.50 Now: £25.00

Valid on all performances untill 24 June 2017..

Was: £57.50 Now: £39.50

Valid Monday - Friday performances between 11 May and 2 June 2017..

Love in Idleness

Following a sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Terence Rattigan’s brilliant comedy Love in Idleness transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 50 performances only.

Booking from: Tuesday, 30th May 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 1st July 2017
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Apollo Theatre Seating Plan

Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre on the Map

How to get there: The Apollo Theatre is situated on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, close to Piccadilly Circus tube station.

31 Shaftesbury Avenue

Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176

Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus


The Apollo was orginally built as a 'super-cinema' and called the New Victoria Cine-Variety Theatre, when it opened in 1930. This strikingly art deco cinema was designed, as were all super-cinemas of the period, with facilities for stage shows that would precede the cinema films.

The cinema closed in 1975, then reopened for live entertainment in 1981 under it's present name. The opening show was a Shirley Bassey concert. Other productions included "The Sound of Music" musical with Petula Clark in 1981, "Camelot" with Richard Harris in 1982, "Dash" with Wayne Sleep in 1983 and "Fiddler on the Roof" with Topol also in 1983.

1,262 seats were removed to accomodate a roller-skating track and much of the auditorium was painted black for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Starlight Express" which opened on 27 March 1984 and played for 7,406 performances up to 12 January 2002. After it closed the theatre was refurbished and the interior was once again returned to its former glory and the musical "Bombay Dreams" opened on 19 June 2002.