Eventim Apollo Box Office
Address: Eventim Apollo, 2 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH
Tube lines: Piccadilly, District, Circle And Hammersmith & City
Nearest tube: Hammersmith
Nearest rail: Kensington (Olympia)
Car park: Kings Mall
In congestion zone?: Yes
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Eventim Apollo Information
The venue is opposite the Broadway Shopping Centre where the Hammersmith tube and bus stations are located – both are accessible for wheelchair users.
Hammersmith station (Piccadilly, District and Hammersmith & City lines are all at this station) is the nearest tube.
For buses, the bus station is in the shopping centre with a variety of bus numbers servicing the venue: 9, 10, 27, 33, 419, 72, H91, 190, 211, 220, 267, 283, 295, 391.
There are also black cabs available outside the Apolo.
You can plan your journey using Transport for London journey planner https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/.
You can also get latest travel information from this site.
There are no parking facilities at the venue. The venue does not advise visitors to drive as parking in the area is not widely available as the location is in a residential area. However, if you do decide to drive, the nearest 24-hour car park, which can accommodate 1000 cars, is behind the Kings Mall. Entry is allowed until 10.00pm.
Alternatively, the Novotel London West, which is approximately 5 minutes from the venue has secure car parking; 240 bays are available, on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are not resident at the hotel the cost is £3 per hour, reducing to £1 per hour for residents.
To ensure you have the correct information for your access requirements, call the venue on 0208 563 3800 or email email@example.com.
The telephone line is manned between 10.00am and 5.00pm on Monday-Friday. Please note there is no operation at weekends and this line is dedicated to access enquiries.
The venue can be accessed at the front by steps or ramp and the foyer and bar into the auditorium has no steps. Circle seating, however, can only be accessed via stairs and there is no lift to that area.
Four wheelchairs, and personal assistants, are accommodated in each of two different viewing areas at either side of the stalls, starting from Row X. The wheelchairs are approximately 30 meters from the stage.
The disabled toilet is located by the wheelchair access ramp, and is fitted with a RADAR lock, so if you own a RADAR key you should bring it with you, otherwise you can ask the assistant who will be in situ by the access ramp for a key.
Hearing loop headphones or neck loops are available from the Box Office with a deposit of £5 which is fully refundable. The hearing loop system covers Stalls Rows J to R and Circle blocks 8, 9 & 10.
The venue welcomes guide dogs, which will be tended by staff during the performance. Please call 0208 563 3800 in advance to advise that you will be bringing a guide dog with you.
The four bars in the stalls entrance are all accessible as there are no stairs from the bars to the auditorium.
In The Area
Cash/ATM – Lloyds have a branch approx. 7 minutes walk from the venue, at 21-25 King Street; Santandar is also located on King Street; Barclays are also around 7 minutes away at 75 King Street; while HSBC and Nat West both have branches located at King Street Mall, also 6-7 minutes away.
Eating – Rangrez Indian Restaurant is located at 32 Fulham Palace Road; the Gate restaurant at 51 Queen Caroline Street offers vegan and vegetarian food; the Broadway Shopping Centre offers alternative food stops, including McDonalds and Wasabi Sushi & Bento.
Drinking – grab a pint before the gig at the Duke of Cornwall, 48 Fulham Palace Road – they also serve Thai food; The Yardbird pub, at 17-18 Broadway Shopping Centre offers both a pint and food. Costa coffee has a location within the Shopping Centre.
The Eventim Apollo is in Hammersmith in West London, and is a major live entertainment venue. In fact the venue is one of the UKs largest theatre and is very well preserved as the original building.
The Eventim Apollo was opened in March 1932 as the Gaumont Palace Cinema and was, in fact, designed by the same architect as the Prince of Wales Theatre – Robert Cromie. In 1962 the Gaumont was renamed as the Hammersmith Odeon and in the 1990s was renamed again as Hammersmith Apollo. It was at this time that the building was Grade II listed – later to become Grade II* listed.
The theatre had over 3,400 seats originally, and with a 35 foot deep stage, a fan-shaped auditorium which is 192' wide, but has excellent unrestricted viewing from all seats.
During the 1960s, as the Hammersmith Odeon, the venue hosted many legendary acts such as Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Duke Ellington, The Yardbirds (featuring Eric Clapton), and Bob Marley.
During the 1970s the venue continued to host many famous acts such as Slade, Mott the Hoople, Queen, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Genesis, Carlos Santana, Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath. In addition David Bowie performed his final Ziggy Stardust concert and KISS made their first UK appearance on this stage.
There was no let-up on the calibre of the appearances during the 1980s, with stars such as Ted Nugent, Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Dire Straits, Blondie, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Marillion, Culture Club, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull, to name but a few.
In 1992 the venue was refurbished and renamed as Labatt's Apollo. Michael Ball was the last person to appear at the Odeon, and the first person to appear at the Apollo!
Other stars to perform in the 1990s included A-Ha, Megadeath, Erasure, J J Cale, and, yet again, Black Sabbath!
In 2003 another sponsorship deal, with another brewery, this time Carling, saw the renaming of the venue to the Carling Apollo Hammersmith. Major works were undertaken which allowed the stalls seating to be removed if required for standing room to be made available. This, obviously, increased the capacity to over 5,000 for standing gigs, and over 3,600 for seated gigs. More recent performances have included those by Oasis, Stereophonics, Kylie Minogue, Alice Cooper, Prince, Europe, Whitesnake, AC/DC, and not only music, but also comedy with Michael McIntyre and kids entertainment with SpongeBob SquarePants.
The Carling Apollo Hammersmith didn't last long and 3 years later was renamed just the Hammersmith Apollo. With encouragement from both Hammersmith & Fulham Council & The Cinema Theatre Association, the original Compton organ console was reinstated. The organ had been in storage since the 1990s.
In 2009 the venue became known as the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, with ownership by a joint venture between MAMA Group and HMV. However, that was not the end of ownership and name changes, and following a massive, and costly, refurbishment of the venue by latest owners AEG Live and Eventim the venue re-opened in September 2013 as the Eventim Apollo – which is currently the name of the venue.
The 2010s have seen performances by superstars such as Kate Bush's comeback “tour” when she was “resident” at the Apollo for a series of shows, her first for many years. Additionally, Billy Connolly, The Stranglers, Bob Dylan with Mark Knopfler, Judas Priest & Status Quo have added to the music superstar list. However, it's not just “bands” that perform at the Apollo, scientist Brian Cox hosted a show, and the Eurovision Song Contest's 60-year celebration was presented by Graham Norton and Petra Mede at the venue.
From 2016 this amazing venue will be able to offer a new high-tech flooring system, and bookings will be able to be made from early next year. This development is to include a modular floor which can provide a sloping view, ideal for seated events. This will enable the location to be ideal for a wide range of events, including weddings, product launches, fashion shows and various other ceremonies. If you are interested in hiring the venue please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.