UK – London – Victoria Palace Theatre

Dates: 1910 – present

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 (November 2017 – March 2020, reopens after Coronavirus pandemic on 19 August 2021)
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)
Charlie Girl starring Cyd Charisse, Paul Nicholas, Dora Bryan, Nicholas Parsons, Mark Wynter (1986)
Barnum starring Michael Crawford (Previews March 2 – 13, opened March 14 1985 – April 26 1986)
Call Me Madam (March 14 1983 – May 14 1983)
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
Boom! Boom! starring Basil Brush (22 December 1977 – 28 January 1978) revue co-starring Bobby Crush and Bert Weedon
Cilla at the Palace (1976)
Swingalongamax with Max Bygraves ( –  25 October 1975) produced & directed by Lionel Blair
The Max Bygraves Show (15 November 1972 –  )
Carry On London (1973) featuring the cast of the popular Carry On film comedies
The Black and White Minstrel Show (4344 performances: 1962 – 4th November 1972) Based on the BBC TV series. In 1970-72, it was called ‘Magic of the Minstrels’ and was a ‘£100,000 production’.
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.

Links to information about equipment at Victoria Palace Theatre over the years

  • Grand Master Board (Strand)
  • MMS (Strand)
  • Documents


    Poster - Swingalongamax (1975)
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    From Victoria & Albert Museum

    Unusual breathes new least of life into flying system at the Victoria Palace Theatre for smash hit Hamilton (April 2018)
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    LSI: Hamilton (December 2018)
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    From Lighting & Sound International

    Mentions of Victoria Palace Theatre in indexed journals

     

     

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