UK – London – Victoria Palace Theatre

Official website

http://www.victoriapalacetheatre.co.uk/

News

Hamilton to arrive in the West End (13 June 2016)

Past Productions / History

(Most information from the official website http://www.victoriapalacetheatre.co.uk/)

Hamilton (October 2017 – )
Closed for refurbishment
Billy Elliot (11 May 2005 to 9 April 2016)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Christmas 2004 for 5 weeks) Starring Lily Savage
Tonight’s The Night – The Rod Stewart Musical (7 November 2003 – 9 October 2004)
Grease (2 October 2002 – 6 September 2003)
Kiss Me Kate (30 August 2001 – 24 August 2002)
Fame (3 October 2000 – 9 September 2001)
The Pajama Game (October 4 1999 – 18 December 1999)
Soul Train (June 1999 – 28 August 1999)
The Rocky Horror Show (Spring 1999) 25th Anniversary Production, starring Jason Donovan
Annie (30 September 1998 to 28 February 1999)
Girls’ Night Out (March 1998 – 2 May 1998)
Fame (11th November 1997 – 17th January 1998)
Always (June 1997 – August 1997)
Jolson (1995 – ?) Starring Brian Conley
Buddy (1989 – 1995) The show transferred to the Strand Theatre
Brigadoon (1989)
Winnie with Robert Hardy (1988)
High Society (1987)
Barnum starring Michael Crawford (1986)
Charlie Girl starring Cyd Charisse (1986)
Call Me Madam
Windy City (July 20 1982 – February 26 1983)
The Little Foxes starring Elizabeth Taylor (1982)
Annie (3 May 1978 – 28 November 1981: 1485 performances) UK Premiere production
Cilla at the Palace (1976)
Carry On London (1973) featuring the cast of the popular Carry On film comedies
Basil Brush
Swingalongamax with Max Bygraves
The Black and White Minstrel Show (4344 performances: 1962 – November 1972) Based on the BBC TV series
The Love Match (1954)
The Crazy Gang (17 April 1947 – 19 May 1962: 15 years)
Babes in the Wood starring Lupino Lane (1942)
Me and My Girl (16 December 1938 – 1939 / 1944 – 1947) 1046 performances until the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939
Young England (1934)
The Chelsea Follies (1930)
The Windmill Man (1922)
1910 The theatre was demolished again and rebuilt when electricity and other early 20th century theatrical innovations arrived, and the new venue, by architect Frank Matcham, was named the Victoria Palace, and cost the huge sum of £12,000 to built. The first performances were variety bills, in keeping with the site’s history as a music hall.
1886 The theatre was demolished and rebuilt to coincide with the construction of Victoria Street and Victoria Station as the railways arrived. The rebuilt Royal Standard Music Hall became ‘The most comfortable hall of entertainment in London… no expense has been spared” (quote source to follow)
1863 The theatre was renamed to The Royal Standard Music Hall
1832
Moy’s Music Hall was the first theatre on the site.

Archive equipment related to Victoria Palace Theatre over the years

  • Grand Master Board (Strand Lighting)
  • Mentions of Victoria Palace Theatre in indexed journals

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