London Palladium Box Office

Address: London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF

Tube lines: Central, Bakerloo, Victoria

Nearest tube: Oxford Circus

Directions from Oxford Circus:

(2mins) Exit 8 from the tube goes out onto Argyll Street (opposite the large Topshop). The theatre is 100 metres down the road.

Nearest rail: Euston

Bus routes: (Regent Street) 3, 6, 12, 13, 23, 88, 94, 139, 453, C2; (Oxford Street) 7, 8, 10, 25, 55, 73, 98, 390

Night buses: (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, C2, N3, N13, N15, N18, N109, N136; (Oxford Street) 7, 10, 25, 390, N7, N8, N55, N73, N98, N207

Car park: Soho (4mins)

In congestion zone?: Yes

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Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.


What's On at the London Palladium


Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack

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Russell Watson

Russell Watson

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Led Zeppelin Masters

Led Zeppelin Masters

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John Prine

John Prine

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Miles Jupp

Miles Jupp

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Dick Whittington - London Palladium

Dick Whittington - London Palladium

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An Evening with Eric Cantona

An Evening with Eric Cantona

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Whoopi Goldberg Live at the London Palladium

Whoopi Goldberg Live at the London Palladium

For the first time in the UK – Whoopi Goldberg – Stand Up Live!
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The Godfather

The Godfather

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The Shires

The Shires

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The Wind in the Willows - Palladium

The Wind in the Willows - Palladium

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Jonathan Pie: Live

Jonathan Pie: Live

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Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell

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Marti Pellow

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London Palladium Information

Getting There

By Car

If you are driving, there are NCP car parks at the following addresses:

Brewer Street, London, W1F 0LA

Grosvenor Hill, London, W1K3QQ

Wellbeck Street MSCP, London, W1G 0BB

You can see these, and other NCP car parks on their website http://www.ncp.co.uk/

However, you can participate in the Q-Parks Theatreland Parking Scheme and get 50% off your parking costs by validating your parking ticket in the foyer at the theatre.

For more information on Q-Parks Theatreland Parking Scheme either call +44 (0)870 442 0104 or visit Q-Parks website http://www.q-park.co.uk/theatreland

The closest participating car park for the London Palladium Theatre is at Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PN. The rates for this car park are £6.50 per hour, up to 5 hours, and after that it is £38 for up to 24 hours.

Don't forget to pay the £11.50 (£1 less if you register, but that costs you £10 for a car) daily congestion charge for central London which applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, if you are driving into London.

Alternatively, plan your journey using Transport for London journey planner https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

There are two disabled parking spaces in Ramillies Place and Great Marlborough Street (available between the hours of 0830 – 1830, with a maximum parking time of 4 hours)

Disabled Access

To buy ticket for disabled visitors, you can contact See Tickets for the Palladium. Either call on +44 (0) 8444 123648 or by email on access@seetickets.com

There are steps either up or down to the main entrance, foyer, box office, stalls & upper circle. Most of the staircases have handrails on both sides.

If you are a wheelchair user, you should contact the theatre manager upon your arrival, for assistance.

Wheelchair access is up a ramp to the box office and then by wheelchair lift, or through the entrance on Ramillies Place to the rear of the building. There are 4 wheelchair spaces, where companions can sit on the same row. There are also facilities to transfer to aisle seats. There are adapted toilet facilities.

It is possible to access the Variety Bar on the stalls level from the Ramillies Place entrance. Other bars have steps to access.

For patrons who have hearing difficulties there is an infra-red system. Headsets are available in the foyer.

Assistance dogs are allowed in the theatre, but can also be cared for by staff during the performance if that is required – up to 4 dogs at a time only.

In The Area

Cash/ATM – Midland Bank at 196 Oxford St (approx. 3 min walk); Barclays at 17 Great Portland St (also approx. 3 min walk); Nat West at 250 Regent Street (approx. 2 min walk). Don't forget that most of the theatres in London only accept cash at their bars/cafes etc. Most do not accept card payments.

Eating – great choice around the Palladium. Choose dim sum at Ping Pong Soho; Central & Co which is a modern all-day brasserie; Japanese cuisine at Aqua Kyoto. Garfunkels and Bella Italia are also both located on Argyll Street.

Drinking – The Cocktail Trading Co is located at 22 Great Marlborough Street and you can drink cocktails or learn to make them! The Argyll Arms is an 18th century public house, at 18 Argyll St. For something less alcoholic Starbucks is at 34 Great Marlborough Street, with Costa coffee at 11 Argyll Street.

History

The theatre first opened on Boxing Day of 1910. The theatre soon earned a reputation as one of the great “variety” venues, and indeed has been the location of more Royal Variety Performances than any other London theatre. Pantomimes are another favourite of the Palladium. Its stages have been graced by many great stars, including Harry Houdini, Gracie Fields and Ivor Novello.

The theatre was closed in 1940, by the Blitz, but reopened with a performance of Applie Sauce starring Max Miller and Vera Lynn. During the 1940s there were performances by a host of major stars – Laurel & Hardy, Tommy Trinder, Carmen Miranda and many, many more.

From 1945 on, under the direction and management of Val Parnell, many stars from the USA were brought to the theatre. These included Abbott & Costello, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Bob Hope; and the list just goes on and on!

1955 saw the first broadcast of Sunday Night at The London Palladium. Hosts included Bruce Forsyth, Norman Vaughan & Jimmy Tarbuck – all of whom became big stars as a result of their time at the London Palladium.

During the 1970s & 1980s the theatre has been the home of some of the most famous stage shows such as The King and I, Barnum, Singin' In The Rain, La Cage Aux Folles, and The Pirates of Penzance.

Since then the theatre has had massive successes with the likes of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Fiddler on The Roof, and Oliver!,

In 2000 the theatre was purchased by The Really Useful Theatre Group. Under the new ownership the famous revolving stage was taken out so that it was possible for a car to fly! This was for the world premiere of the spectacular Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which was, of course, taken from the earlier film. This production is the longest running of any show at the London Palladium, with over 1,400 performances.

For the 100th birthday of the theatre there was a gala concert which paid tribute to those stars and artists who had performed on the stage over the previous 100 years. There were also tours, exhibitions, the return of the Royal Variety Performance and a BBC2 documentary.

In October 2010 the theatre closed, at the end of Sister Act's run, for building works. The Wizard of Oz reopened the theatre in 2011.

Venue Hire

It is possible to hire various rooms/areas at the theatre, including the Val Parnell Bar, Cinderella Bar, the rehearsal room and the auditorium. For more information on these areas and the hire you should visit the website of the Really Useful Theatre Group.

The London Palladium is one of the most famous of London's stages; it seats over 2,200 people and is suitable for conferences, presentations, receptions etc. The bar areas can accommodate 150 visitors in a variety of space configurations.