- Art Deco design, ‘Super-Cinema’, The New Victoria opened in 1930 with the film Old English
- Unusual design accommodated two major roads running either side of the venue by having two frontages.
- The loading doors for the venue are around 6 feet in the air in the stage right wing
- The first theatre in the West End to use a ‘Galaxy‘ lighting control desk, for The Sound of Music (1981)
- Wicked (September 27 2006 – present)
- Movin’ Out (March 28 2006 – May 22 2006)
- Saturday Night Fever (July 2 2004 – February 18 2006)
- Bombay Dreams (June 19 2002 – June 13 2004)
- Auditorium refurbishment to uncover original architectural features and to install LED house lighting scheme. Removed seats were also reinstated.
- Starlight Express (March 27 1984 – January 12, 2002)
- Long period of modification of the auditorium to accommodate the race tracks at circle and stalls level, as well as the automated bridge for Starlight Express. Over 1200 seats were removed to accommodate the track, and much of the auditorium was painted black.
- Cliff Richard in concert (3 November 1983 – 10 December 1983)
- Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol (June 28 1983 – October 29, 1983)
- Camelot featuring Richard Harris (November 23 1982 – February 5 1983)
- The Sound of Music featuring Petula Clark (August 17 1981 – September 18 1982)
- Shirley Bassey Concert (September 1980)
- Opened as a live music venue in September 1980, renamed The Apollo Victoria.
- Cinema closed in 1975
- Hoop-La (15 October 1930 – ?), along with the film Old English as ‘The New Victoria’, a Super Cinema.
From British Theatre Directory 1987
Switchboard: Rank Strand Galaxy 240 channels
Links to information about equipment at Apollo Victoria, London over the years
Galaxy at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, for The Sound of Music (1981)
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From Alan Luxford Collection