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17 Wilton Road
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As far as London theatres go, I rate the Apollo as the emerald jewel in the crown that is the West End.
My biggest issue with heading for a night out in Theatreland is space. Actually, a lack of space to be more precise. The buildings were designed at a time when the general population was a little more petite. It can be cramped sitting in the stalls of your favourite West End musical.
I am definitely a fan of what is on at the Apollo Victoria (Wicked) but as I am reviewing the theatre itself I would not say it was the best in town at all, largely due to the fact that it is extremely large and if you are in the cheap seats, expect to be very very far away from the action.
I don't really think this venue lends itself to a show of this scale very well but it is much better...more
Wow. What a place!
I had recently gone to theatre to see the production of Wicked, and it was amazing.
Coming here, I knew what to expect. I knew that there would be expensive programs (that would have been free at my local theatre) and I knew I probably couldn't drink my water in the dry-aired area. Then there were the bathrooms. There was one bathroom for the women. I don't know how many...more
This is a very impressive theatre. It's absolutely huge and seats up to 2500. Whilst its appearance on the outside doesn't really blow you away, on the inside this building is stunning.
It's a very short walk from Victoria train/tube station which makes access very simple.more
When I was invited to see Wicked, I was expecting to be heading to the West End where the main concentration of theatres are to be found in London.
However, to my pleasant surprise, the Apollo Victoria, located just a short stroll from Victoria station, was a wonderful venue for this great musical. It has a sense of history in its facade but the seats are well banked to offer the best view...more