VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE
Victoria Street
London, SW1E 5EA

Victoria Palaca Theatre

in 1832 Moy’s Music Hall was originally on the site of the Victoria Palace Theatre. This became The Royal Standard Music Hall in 1863, and when Victoria Street and Victoria Station were built in 1886 the theatre was demolished and rebuilt.

With the arrival of electricity and changes in theatre technology more changes were needed, so the oldest licensed music hall in London was again demolished so that in 1910 Frank Matcham's Victoria Palace was built for the princely sum £12,000.

The Victoria Palace Theatre retains much of its original character, with a grey marble foyer with gold mosaic and white Sicilian marble pillars. The facade, canopy and cupola have also recently been restored to their former glory. The auditorium has a magnificent sliding roof, can seat 1550 seat and is fully air-conditioned.

The Victoria Palace had a gilded statue of prima ballerina Anna Pavlova poised above it which was owner Alfred Butt's homage to the dancer he introduced to London. This was not appreciated by the superstitious ballerina who would never look at it as she passed the theatre. The original statue was taken down before the blitz in 1939 and seemed to disappear without trace. In 2006 a replica of the original statue of Pavlova was reinstated to its original place above the cupola of the Victoria Palace.

WHAT'S ON AT THE VICTORIA PALACE

Billy Elliot is about a young boy who is more interested in ballet classes than boxing lessons (much to his brother and father's disgust). This is the heartwarming story of a lad willing to go against his macho upbringing to pursue his dreams, with am amazing outcome.

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HOW TO GET TO VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE

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underground
Tube & Train: Victoria
buses to Her Majesty's Theatre
8, 11, 211, 36, 24, 38, 73 and 511 Victoria bus station 100 metres
nearest car park

This theatre participates in the Theatreland Parking Scheme - find out more about the great discounts offered by clicking on the link.


DISABLED ACCESS TO VICTORIA PALACE

Infrared system with both loop and conventional type headsets. Headsets must be booked in advance and a deposit is required.
Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium
Via the second EXIT in Allington Street to the West or left of the theatre - ask a member of staff to open the door. There are two spaces for wheelchairs, P36 and M36 with seating for companions in the same row.
There is an adapted toilet just inside the Allington Street side entrance. Please ask a member of staff to unlock it if you do not carry a RADAR key.