Apollo Theatre
Apollo Theatre
4.5
About
Hear ye, hear ye: Johnny “Rooster” Byron is back in town. Widely heralded as ‘the 21st Century’s best play,’ (Guardian) Jez Butterworth's legendary classic will explode once again into the West End with its original creative team, led by director Ian Rickson, a decade after its last record-breaking, sell-out run. Mark Rylance revives 'one of the greatest stage performances ever witnessed' (Telegraph) as "Rooster" Byron, alongside the "superb" (Time Out) Mackenzie Crook as his loyal sidekick Ginger, in this extraordinary lament for a lost England. Booking until Sunday 7 August 2022
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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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  • Piccadilly Circus • 3 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 5 min walk
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  • Kostie
    Manchester, United Kingdom248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2.22 show! Fantastic
    Great hotel situated on the iconic Shaftesbury Ave in the west end. Not a huge place which means it retains its charm from a yesteryear. We saw 2.22 A ghost story which was a fabulous production and we would highly recommend for anyone looking for a humorous thriller.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Vik
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A true showman
    We had seen Showman previously in Cambridge but were so absorbed, entertained and perplexed , that we decided to see the show again at the wonderful Apollo Theatre in January. We were not sure it could be as good but it was even more spectacular, with seats right near the front. We still left perplexed, enthralled and thoroughly entertained. We have seen many of Derren Brown's shows and he truly has a magical way of holding his audience and is spectacular, a true Showman. It was moving and heart-warming too.
    Visited January 2023
    Written July 3, 2023
  • ReviewerII
    Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom419 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2:22 A Ghost Story a must see!
    This is a smaller theatre that retains lots of original features which makes it quite beautiful. We had an excellent view from row D in the stalls and you could really get into the play as you were so close. Saw 2:22 a Ghost story which was excellent and I would recommend it. My one gripe is the theatre sells popcorn and Pringles and then allows the audience to eat them in the theatre. I really wish they would make it plain that eating noisy food like this during the show is unacceptable. And in honesty, attendees could surely realise for themselves that it is unacceptable to eat these things during the performance but it appears not. At one point I had people on both sides of me munching away, you can't really complain to them as that adds to the disruption of the play and would make you a problem too but it really ruins the atmosphere for other attendees and I'm sure drives the cast mad. So disrespectful and selfish.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 8, 2023
  • sleep007
    Lancashire, United Kingdom2,968 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Leg Space for Ghosts
    The show 2:22 A Ghost Story was excellent, especially as, rare for me, I worked out the plot!! Seats were near the front of the stalls and therefore a great view. The theatre itself is of course very traditional which does mean leg space was pretty poor. Drinks prices at the top end too.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Sally A
    Great Dunmow, United Kingdom25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Sunday afternoon
    I have to say what a wonderful Sunday afternoon we had at the Apollo watching 2:22. First off the staff were amazing happy, approachable and professional. We had such a warm welcome, the theatre itself is also very welcoming and comfortable. The show was brilliant would recommend it to everyone, the actors were amazing. I have recently had a terrible experience with staff at the Aldwych Theatre and was a little apprehensive about going to the Apollo, but I am so glad I went the Apollo staff have restored my faith in theatre land thank you for a wonderful afternoon.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 30, 2023
  • TheBigCheese
    Croxley Green, United Kingdom624 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Time Traveller’s Wife - a good show
    Good large sized toilets. No queue so was pleasantly surprised. Nice cold water available on the bar. Carpets a little tired. Small technical issue resulting in 15 minute delay, but boreal communication during this time. Overall a good theatre.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 8, 2024
  • John H
    Greater London, United Kingdom46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Time Traveler’s wife.
    Last minute booking to see The Time Traveler’s wife 29/1/2024 starting at 1930hrs at the Apollo. Very good vocalists and cast. With constant stage prop and back drop movements.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 30, 2024
  • Michael S
    London, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mind Mangler - Superb
    Mind Mangler at the Apollo was very very funny. It has just the right mix of audience participation and randomness, to keep the laughs going. Loved the "Quick Fire Jesus" one-liners, which turn up throughout the evening. Superb cast, who know their stuff and work the audience well. Highly Recommended.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 19, 2024
  • Brian Jude
    United Kingdom203 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great production however seating very uncomfortable
    Fantastic production of Fawlty towers . Eney character to a T and very funny. Slick and a great nod to the original. You could have been watching John Cleese. The charter itself has stunning decor but we were in the grand circle and the leg room wasn’t enough for a child , let alone a normal size adult. Very uncomfortable . View good however . Venue itself great location but not at all comfortable
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2024
  • mrstraveller1
    York, United Kingdom2,088 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fawlty Towers - Funny
    I'm not really a fan of slapstick & fairly unfamiliar with the Fawlty Towers programme which aired from 1975 to 1979 but really enjoyed this. I chose it because with a running time of just 1 hour 50 I was able to squeeze it in before catching my train. It was a good choice - well acted, entertaining, & heartily well received by the full capacity audience.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 22, 2024
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rachelfw
Exeter, UK82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I saw Everybody's Talking about Jamie as part of a 4 show weekend in London and I loved it!! All the performers were brilliant but a special shout out to Roy Haylock who played the AMAZING Hugo/Loco Chanel. The songs were so catchy and I have listened to the sound track ever since. My only issue with this show was the seat where I was sat. It was on the aisle second row back from the front in the grand stalls but the gentleman in front of me had a large saftey rail blocking his view so he kept leaning forward, blocking my view. I understand the need for the rails but surely if its going to cause this big of a viewing issue don't put a seat there. All the same a brilliant show and hope to see it again on tour.
Written January 6, 2020
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Jenny B
Broadstairs42 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Although I enjoyed the show I went to at this theatre on 24th January 2020, I am going to have to give it a poor rating because of it's lack of a contact number for lost property. I realised about an hour after I had left the theatre that I had left something on the floor near my seat and immediately returned. The theatre was closed, which was fine, but when I tried to ring the next morning the only numbers given were ticket offices. I eventually found an email address so I am hoping that they will respond. People must leave things all the time and all we need is a number to ring to see if it has been found so we can return and claim it. I don't live in London, so can't just pop in.
Written January 25, 2020
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Dana N
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
They have a discriminatory practice whereas if you want to buy one ticket to the theatre you cannot and are forced to buy at least two. I called the box office, they told me there is nothing they can do and I have been on the phone waiting to speak with the customer services team of IMAX Theatres for the past hour. So basically, if you are on your own and want to enjoy a show, you either find another person to go with you or you are forced to pay for two tickets
Written April 26, 2022
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jenblack98
Stockport, UK10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I've been to this theatre many a time. Everybody's talking about Jamie is a great show. Every time I have gone to see it they have made changes to make it fresh and new. My main gripe is with the theatre. Drinks and everything is overpriced but that, sadly, seems to be common in west end theatres. Covid restrictions were done well (seats were actually distanced) but the mask rule wasn't enforced. To anyone with any kind of disability that impairs mobility or balance be warned the stairs are quite steep. I am usually alright with stairs but i definitely struggled with these so be warned. Maybe more railings could be put in to provide support.
Overall the show is 100% worth seeing but the theatre could do with some tweaks.
Written July 25, 2021
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S D
Birmingham, UK171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
An unexpected turn and we found ourselves right in front of the Apollo Theatre and decided to check if tickets were available and they were!! I had no idea about the plot or any of the performers. The show started on time and was so slick and perfectly executed that i never realised how three hours went past. The performances are top notch and stage settings are clean and crisp. The artists are very talented and loved all the singing, but special shout out to the mum, who stole my heart with her solo performance!
Thanks for all the COVID precautions that were taken throughout the show.
Written June 15, 2021
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Anna
London, UK141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Everyone's really talking about this wonderful musical at the wonderful Apollo theatre.
Came here as a treat for myself.
The theatre is old yes, but, wonderful and full of what you can only imagine must be wonderful histories of performances of days gone. The actual staff were really friendly. The security staff on the doors although didn't smile much, understandable, were really quick. I would say that doors only open half hour before performing starts. If you need loo or drink then this is tight timing.
The show itself???? I loved it and its a must see. Moving, emotional, funny and tearful all in one. A genius and highly topical show that's well needed and deserving of the west end.
Please note, if you take
youngsters, there is a little swearing in there.
Would I see it again.... Yes yes yes!!!! Love it xx
Written February 14, 2020
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Freda
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Wonderful experience at the Apollo theatre tonight. The door staff anticipated my husband’s needs due to limited mobility, sorted out tickets for me as I couldn’t get access to my downloaded ones and the bar service was really efficient and quick, even though the crowd was big. The show, Magic goes wrong and the reason for our visit, was very funny and entertaining and really brightened up a miserable wet London evening.
Thanks to all!
Written February 13, 2022
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Kostie
Manchester, UK248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Great hotel situated on the iconic Shaftesbury Ave in the west end.

Not a huge place which means it retains its charm from a yesteryear.

We saw 2.22 A ghost story which was a fabulous production and we would highly recommend for anyone looking for a humorous thriller.
Written July 2, 2023
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sa1gon
London, UK1,071 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited this theatre, for the first time since my husband got his wheelchair.

The theatre advises that there is wheelchair access. You can access via a lift and that there is a steep slope as the theatre floor is raked and carpeted.

The steep rake is an understatement, and whilst I can see the theatre are doing their best to accommodate wheelchair users, the space would be better at the back of the theatre, so you didn't have to negotiate the rake.

The access is very difficult and near impossible and whilst we love theatre and The Time Traveller's Wife is amazing we will not be returning. It was a scary experience at best, although the staff did their best to help.
Written November 2, 2023
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Joy N
89 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a review of the theatre and not a particular show but we were there for Fawlty Towers. The tickets are quite expensive for a matinee - £60 each in the dress circle and they did not say that it had a restricted view! Why would any production arrange for some of the action to take place in the far left side of the stage knowing that a chunk of the audience will not be able to see what is going on? Everyone in our section of seating at times tried to lean to their right and forward to see what was going on!
My advice is to ensure that your seats are towards the centre to make sure you get a view of all action.
Written May 29, 2024
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