London Palladium
London Palladium
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Designed in 1910 by Frank Matcham, this famous London theater has a seating capacity of 2,286.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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  • Oxford Circus • 2 min walk
  • Bond St • 8 min walk
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  • Mumoftwo2023
    Poole, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
    The Wizard of Oz Musical was fantastic. Jason Manford stole the show as the Lion, he was amazing 🤩 It was fabulous, Dorothy was brilliant. It kept us captivated from the moment it started. Colourful costumes, awesome voices, I’d like to see it again.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 23, 2023
  • marc_buchi
    Epping, United Kingdom174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply amazing
    Just seen wizard of oz and simply uplifting and breathtaking. Cannot see how anybody could not enjoy this. All the cast superb but Jason Manford as the loin was like watching the film. Shame he can’t dance lol. This is simply a must see show
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Ukescapisam
    Isle of Wight, United Kingdom260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The amazing Palladium
    A trip to the palladium is always something to look forward too and this one didn’t disappoint. The wizard of oz is a great all singing and dancing production that was really enjoyable with a amazing cast . I want to say a huge Thankyou to the lovely stage door security that give me his umbrella to keep as I was only in a shirt and it started pouring down …. If that’s not going above and beyond I don’t know what is . I owe you a pint 🍺.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 13, 2023
  • J & R Tinn
    Jersey, United Kingdom348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    VIP experience was great
    We were here for the Luanna Tour in November 2022 and had the VIP lounge. The lounge was incredibly busy so we were actually put even higher up in the Legends Lounge. Nice to not have to queue for the bars. Staff are very attentive. People here are escorted to the performance at the last moment
    Visited November 2022
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Andy_ZZZZ
    Wellingborough, United Kingdom156 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wizard of Oz - all smoke and mirrors
    Really looking forward to this but I thought the stage set was more smoke and mirrors than performance. Jason Manford and the puppeteer doing Toto were both fabulous but the performance as a whole felt weak. There was not a lot on stage and mostly relied on the backdrop screen changing to create atmosphere, which for me it didn’t. This felt like a provincial theatre production and not a West End quality production. Shame but as we’ve seen many many London performances, this was a let down for me. London palladium theatre is beautiful and staff excellent, just the performance that was weak.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Jackie Walsh
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meeting up after show
    Saw Death Note last night and it was brilliant. My daughters were in the circle but I had a Ticket for the stalls. All was well until the end when we were exiting. My daughters exited via the front entrance while I went out the back. I finally figured out how to get to the front by just keeping turning left. Great venue.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Caciopps
    North Yorkshire, United Kingdom266 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Out of this World
    Visited here to watch Wizard of Oz and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were attentive and our third row seats perfect. Ashley Banjo and Jason Manford were outstanding but special mention needs to go to the puppeteer that controlled Toto - how he's not in agony with his back is anyone's business. If you're wondering what show to see with the family, please visit this talented cast. Wizard of Oz
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Name.
    United Kingdom11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Theatre too hot, left in the interval.
    Unfortunately we booked into the grand circle, very small seats very steep stairs and extremely hot and uncomfortable. From the onset the seating arrangements proved to be unbearable, if you happen to be slightly smaller than a giraffe all you get to see is the hair of the person in the row in-front of you, the view of the stage is at such an angle it hurts your neck to continuously look down. Went to use the ladies bathroom in the interval however someone had been a bit “poorly” on the floor next to the door and the stench of vomit made me and my daughter feel very unwell, combined with the heat and sheer volume of people traffic & lack of further facilities we decided to leave, which is a shame as we paid a lot to come and watch a show. Disappointing.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Lisa W
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom58 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely old theatre but seats really cramped on Grand Circle
    When my friend and I were in London, we had tickets to see The Wizard of Oz at this venue. Being one of the many old theatres in London, they are always built "up" instead of "out" and if you're up in the Grand Circle like we were, be prepared for quite an uncomfortable seat. There was zero leg room and we very much felt like our knees were up by our ears! I suffer with a chronic pain condition so was in a bit of distress at some point, but thankfully, the show was brilliant and distracted me from this. The actors project even more "up and out" in the West End theatres because of the way they are built so the show was very inclusive to all levels of seating and the graphics were fantastic. Sadly, there is no getting around more comfortable seating unless you're prepared to pay more or fall lucky getting some last minute seats.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 4, 2023
  • Debbie E
    Windsor, United Kingdom97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastically brilliant venue
    Fantastic venue with the decor to match, This iconic venue gives a real sense of grandeur as you walk up the stairs to the Royal circle. We had the best night watching Dawn French in her one woman show. Absolutely hilarious. Her story telling is so animated and funny we didn’t want it to end. The Royal Circle are the best seats clear views , though like any theatre the seats are tight with not a lot of leg room , though the cool air con was a delight. This is an iconic venue in a great area with Carnaby street a 5 minute walk with great eating and drinking venues.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 24, 2023
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Mollie
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Christmas treat from my grandparents was a family day out to the London Palladium to see the pantomime, first things first the pantomime as always was truly amazing.

However this can’t be said about the tickets we purchased was stage to come with an experience of champagne, butler and Icecream. Along with your own private room to use and nibbles.

Highly do not recommend this it is a total scam, they leave half bottle champagne in the room and do not tell you that if you finish the bottle you will be charged, this is not made clear at all some of the staff are rude and un helpful as the nibbles well if there was two of you fantastic but for a party of 9 and 3 tiny bowls of nibbles is not recommend. This should have be more for a larger group and not the same as smaller parties.

You was told you be taken and too and from your seats this was alway very rushed.

This is highly over rated and I would not recommend the experience to anybody.

The scam you with the champagne and do not make it clear at all.

Unfortunately this was not a nice experience at all. Not to mention we had to ask again for our change.

Sad to say that this was huge let down for the whole experience of the day
Written January 11, 2020
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canterbury589
Canterbury, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Lovely venue. Good seats. Only downside were people using their phone cameras constantly and others getting up to get drinks. I just wish they realised how annoying this is .. Surely people can manage an hour without another drink. Venues please try and restrict sales during the actual performance. An announcement about phone camera use may prompt people to be slightly more considerate.
Great music. Great performance. Well worth the trip from Kent.
Written February 29, 2020
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J D
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
My friend and I went to see the above Panto this afternoon for the Matinee Performance.
The Panto was very, very good, lots and lots of laughter, Paul O'Grady, Julian Clary, Garry Wilmott, Nigel Havers and Matt Baker were so very funny, lots of slapstick comedy and lots of double entendres and ad-libbing too, well worth the money and the house was full too.
Alongside the Celebs, were a Ventriloquist, a couple of Roller Skaters, 4 Motorbikers and a Magician also included, lots of lovely costumes and the Animated Animals were amazing also.
A good time was enjoyed by us, and I am sure everyone else in the theatre too.
Hopefully the same cast will be back next year with another amazing Panto to entertain us all with their laughter again.
Written January 8, 2020
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Sharon M
Rugby, UK444 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was our fourth year at the London Palladium Panto, we have been since it first restarted 4 years ago. We walked out after the first half. This is not a 'Panto', it is the Julian Clary smutty show! Goldilocks and the 3 bears is a strange choice for a Panto to me personally, and it didn't transfer well. The female lead we had never heard of, which after Amanda Holden, Elaine Paige and Dawn French was very disappointing, Matt Baker was a real let down, Paul Zirdin has lost it, Gary Wilmot was good as was Nigel Havers, in fact the bears were probably the best of the bunch. Paul O'Grady always plays a good baddy, but the whole cast just seemed to be going through the motions to get the show over with. I think it is no longer a panto, far too smutty, and certainly not suitable for children. We had also booked the champagne VIP reception, what an absolute rip off that is, a lot of money for one glass of chamagne, a programme and 2 bowls of cheap nibbles and an ice cream in the interval!! By the time we managed to get to the room, use the bathroom and eat our ice cream, we literally were being called back downstairs again and hadn't had our drink yet. We made the decision not to bother with the second half, we spent the first half clock watching waiting for it to finish to be honest as we were bored. So many more pantos to see that really are amazing and traditional! Think we will stick to them in future!
Written January 13, 2020
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places2seeplaces2go
England, UK6,159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Have been to The Palladium previously to see more traditional musicals. This was my first tine though seeing a concert event & what an event and experience it was to see Madonna in such an intimate venue.
Tickets were all electronic which worked very smoothly with staff walking the queue outside & explaining everything.
Several security checks before entering & your phone was placed into a secure locked pouch by Yondr. This worked efficiently & was quickly unlocked when exiting.
The theatre is fabulous, we got there early to soak up the atmosphere & enjoy a few
pre-show drinks. Plenty of space for people to mingle & relax. Drink prices were no higher than nearby bars.
As for the show, amazing.
Written February 15, 2020
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Gareth38
Doncaster, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Went to the evening performance Sat 4th January which was excellent. To be fair it was less of a Panto (Goldilocks was always going to be a wafer thin plot) and more of a star studded variety show in fancy dress but who cares it was absolutely hilarious!!!

I have noticed there have been a few raised eyebrows and critical comments regarding the Smut levels and innuendo noticeably about Julian Clary’s “Ring and sword swallowing” the Panto is set in a circus what do they expect? The jokes are no worse than previous years such as The Dick(Whittington) references and Julian singing about Soho in Cinderella!!!!

If anyone was that concerned about the smut levels then surely why would they book to see a pantomime starring Julian Clary in the first place??

Gary Wilmot is another star who always puts in a fantastic performance who the audience great as an old friend when he makes his entrance and his song medleys are always a show stopper this time getting a standing ovation mid performance.

Wish I lived closer as I would love to see it again.
Written January 9, 2020
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Cheffy67
Horsham, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Van Morrison - fantastic.
There was not an ounce of fat on that gig.
I don't think Van said more than 4 words.
Music from Van for the whole time, about 90 minutes.
Starters was Chris Farlow. Still going. Still with that signature husky voice. Good stuff.
When Van Morrison came on stage there was no sign of his views on COVID-19, except in song, but as part of a fabulous performance it was easily forgiven.
The audience was highly appreciative so that even the gaps due to distancing faded into the background. Yes the masks were strange, and a noisy chap getting evicted for refusing to wear one was weird, along with the dancing and staff dashing around the auditorium telling people to stop taking photos with flash, and videos, but somehow it all seemed to fit with the current times.
None of this detracted from Van Morrisons talent or entertainment. He and his band were superb.
No wonder Sir Van Morrison O.B.E has been enthralling audiences for so long. Just masterful.
Written September 26, 2020
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Danielle
York, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Do not take your kids to see Pantoland they will be bored for 80% of the show. It is not a panto, there’s nothing (apart from the costumes) that has any echo of a panto. It’s a poor variety show with rubbish songs being sung inbetween bad, tired jokes. The age recommendation is 5+ and I really feel it should be changed to 12+. We booked this last minute as Aladdin was cancelled due to covid and I’ve never regretted £400 worth of tickets more. We left at the interval.
Written December 19, 2021
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ellmsbny
London, UK20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
3 Generation family members with 3 children 4-10 & paid a lot of money for this production, BUT it was not a traditional Panto, no real audience participation that the kids adore -'he's behind you' 'oh no you didn't' etc.. Cast just walked on & off on each scene, nothing flowed, NO worthy story line, so was in all intents & purposes a variety show with a very wooden Paul O'Grady (who I have always adored) a very over the top Clary and just one dismal scene with the 3 bears in their house. This scene could surely have been eked out with Goldilocks trying out each seat/ bed etc.. which could have included - 'she's behind you!!' The smutty jokes were fine a lot of us but not for 10 yr old grandchild. Matt Baker was excellent and we all enjoyed the slapstick near the end. Too late now for a review but at nearly £500, we will not be coming back to a Palladium Panto and will try & find something more suitable for us.
Written January 7, 2020
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mrstraveller1
York, UK2,104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Madge put on a dynamic show with various themes & a dazzling set. There’s big focus on the Fado music she’s discovered since moving to Portugal, alongside the dominatrix vibe of Madame X. She’s in good voice, assisted me thinks by a fair dollop of Autotune. The old girl was as stiff as a board though, moving creakily & needing a hand from her dancers to get up & down. Certainly no handstands - which were referred to in reviews from earlier shows. She’s clearly in pain & alludes to it. She chats a lot throughout & this & the intimacy of the venue are what really make it. Odd contrived bits that happen every show include sitting down for a natter with someone in the front row, & auctioning off a Polaroid selfie. It went for £1700 on this particular night.
Doors open @ 6.30pm with Madonna slated to kick off @ 8.30pm but it was after 9pm when she appeared.
You are allowed a bag no bigger then 7”x 5” & mobiles have to be secured in a Yondr sealed case which is released on exit. This was slick & didn’t add much delay or hassle when leaving.
Written February 4, 2020
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