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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Booking from: Wednesday, 15th August 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 6th April 2019
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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 4

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 4

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it's time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new show featuring all new scenes in Barmy Britain – Part Four! 

Booking from: Wednesday, 15th August 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 1st September 2018
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Operation Ouch

Operation Ouch

Based on the hit CBBC children’s television series, Operation Ouch! Is performing for the first time in the UK in December 2018. Don’t miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand up close and personal, live on stage!

Booking from: Thursday, 6th December 2018
Booking until: Sunday, 6th January 2019
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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.

Address:
31 Shaftesbury Avenue
London
W1D 7ES

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

Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus

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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.