London Palladium Theatre Tours Tickets
It is a venue to which all performers aspire and has hosted more annual Royal Variety Performances than any other theatre. Welcome to the official website of the London Palladium - designed by Frank Matcham - which opened on Boxing Day 1910 and became famous, partly through television, as the "Ace Variety Theatre of the World". Among the greats that have played here are Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Sophie Tucker, Ethel Merman, Howard Keel, Arthur Askey, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Tommy Steele, Julie Andrews, Ken Dodd, the Two Ronnies, Bruce Forsyth and Cliff Richard. In 1979 Yul Brynner arrived in a spectacular production of The King and I which heralded further musicals in recent years including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cameron Mackintosh's Oliver!, Saturday Night Fever, The King and I starring Elaine Paige, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Tommy Steele in Scrooge and Sinatra at the Palladium and the recent hugely successful revival of the family favourite The Sound of Music.
Nearest underground station is Oxford Circus (Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines).
The nearest car parks are in Oxford Street and Soho. Q-Park offer up to 50% discount on parking (Theatreland Parking Scheme). The £8 daily congestion charge for central London applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Masterpark at Poland Street. NCP at Kingly Street 2 blue badge parking bays in Ramillies Place (behind the theatre), 2 on Great Marlborough Street (side of the theatre). Blue Badge Disabled Bays: Free parking for up to 4 hours between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and unlimited parking in these bays at all other times. www.parkingforbluebadges.com (Comprehensive parking and interactive bus information for Blue Badge disabled drivers travelling around London)
Number of Steps
FOYER - 4 steps up to main entrance then a further 8 steps into the foyer STALLS - 12 steps down (steps lead to the back of the Stalls only) ROYAL CIRCLE - 27 steps up (steps lead up to the back of the Royal Circle only) UPPER CIRCLE - 50 steps up (steps lead up to the back of the Upper Circle only)
Step free access is available into the Stalls via from the Box Office entrance on Argyll Street and Ramillies Place, which is at the rear of the theatre. Entry into the theatre is from 30 minutes before the show. Customers should introduce themselves at the main entrance where they will be accompanyed by a member of the Front of House.
There are 4 wheelchair spaces in row L46, O48, Q48, S49 of the Stalls with companion seats alongside. Wheelchair transfers are available to any end of row seat in the Stalls. Access into the auditorium is via a lift from the Box Office entrance on Argyll Street. Please note this lift may not be able to accommodate larger sized scooters, however an alternative access route is available via Ramillies Place which is at the rear of the theatre. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before the show and introducing yourself to a member of the Front of House team, who will accompany you to the appropriate entrance. Toilet Facilities There is an accessible toilet in the Stalls for wheelchair users by the level access entrance.
The theatre uses the Williams infra-red headset system and 14 headsets are available from the front of house staff in main foyer. These headsets are for people who are hard of hearing, please note there is no induction loop system in the auditorium for hearing aid users. There is an induction loop at the Box Office to assist hearing aid users when booking tickets. For further information regarding hearing systems, please call the theatre stage door on 0207 850 8770.
The theatre management are happy to look after your Guide/Hearing dog during the performance. Please approach a member of the front of house team when you arrive at the theatre and they will make the necessary arrangements.
Autistic Spectrum Info
The theatre would be grateful for any additional information regarding your needs prior to going to the theatre, especially anything regarding sensory issues or matters relating to Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Please feel welcome to call the theatre management on 0207 850 8770 so they can offer you more assistance throughout your visit.
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More Information about London Palladium Theatre Tours Tickets
Only on the second Friday of each month from 11 April until 10 October 2014.
Running Time Tour lasts approximately 2 hours
(Customers to gather in Box Office area 10 minutes before tour commences)
This is a rare opportunity to explore the world's most famous theatre on a guided tour lasting about two hours.
The London Palladium opened on Boxing Day 1910 and since then has hosted Music Hall, Variety, Revue, Pantomime and spectacular Musicals with equal success. Made famous worldwide through television's Sunday Night at the London Palladium, it has also hosted more Royal Variety Performances than any other theatre.
With displays of memorabilia throughout the building celebrating its rich heritage and the major stars that have appeared on stage, the tour will also take in areas not usually open to the public. The route may vary according to the buildings daily activities and the walk will involve several long flights of stairs.
As there are lots of stairs, the tour is not recommended for the infirm and ladies are advised to wear flat shoes.
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