Hello, Dolly!

The London Palladium

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Overview

Times

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Duration

To be confirmed. Previous productions were 2h30 long including interval

Age

5+

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

The London Palladium

Address
8 Argyll St
Soho
London
W1F 7TF
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7494 5020

About

This summer, experience the highly anticipated revival of Hello, Dolly! as it returns for a strictly limited 10-week run at the legendary London Palladium

Many legends played the role of meddling matchmaker Dolly Levi, with now the incomparable Imelda Staunton joining the cast.

Filled with memorable characters, catchy tunes, and dazzling choreography, Hello, Dolly! is a joyous celebration of life.

What is the musical Hello, Dolly! About?

Get ready to be swept away on a magical journey filled with laughter, romance, and plenty of unforgettable moments as "Hello, Dolly!" takes centre stage in London's West End.

Step back in time into the early 20th century and follow the story of the recently widowed and socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi , who decides to take another chance on love. Travelling to Yonkers, New York, the matchmaker embarks on a journey of her own and meets with store owner and so called “half-millionaire” Horace Vandergler. As she tries to find him the perfect match, utter chaos ensues. 

Between mismatch pairing and laughable misfortunes, everything changes when Dolly comes to realise that she might just have fallen for Horace and tries to give love another chance. 

Legendary success for Hello, Dolly!

The comical musical based on the Thornton Wilder’s 1938 tale of The Merchant of Yonkers was brought to life by the talented duo Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart. Originally titled The Matchmaker, it later became the global sensation known as Hello, Dolly! With its infectious humour and heartwarming story, the production became a Broadway success story in 1964. The following year, the production moved to the London West End, showing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.  

The original production was met with roaring success and raffled an outstanding record of 10 Tony Awards that year. Over the years, many big names have taken up the role of Dolly including Carol Channing and  Barbra Streisand. The show has become a golden standard of musical theatre and has seen many revivals over the years with international success.

2024 production of Hello, Dolly!

Singer and actress Imelda Staunton is best known for her role as the great inquisitor Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and more recently for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the finale of Netflix sensation The Crown. Joining her are Olivier Award winning actress Jenna Russell (Flowers for Mrs Harris, EastEnders), Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories, Death at a Funeral, Fiddler on the Roof), Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Book of Mormon) and Harry Hepple (Criminal, Boy Meets Girl, Misfits). 

The music  by Jerry Herman, best known for his work on the production La Cage Aux Folles, brings back timeless classics including “Put On Your Sunday Clothes”, “Before The Parade Passes By” and the iconic “Hello, Dolly!”.

How to book tickets for Hello, Dolly!

You can purchase your tickets for Hello, Dolly! via the booking button on this page. When booking, you can select your preferred seats and view ticket prices.

The play is currently scheduled to run until September 2024.

How long is the show?

The 2024 production of Hello, Dolly! has not confirmed its running time yet. Previous shows were about two hours and 30 minutes long, including an interval.

When are the matinees taking place?

Hello, Dolly! matinees take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm.

When are the evening performances scheduled for?

The evening performances of Hello, Dolly! take place Mondays to Saturdays at 7:30pm.

Where is the musical showing on the West End?

Hello, Dolly! is playing at the London Palladium, on Argyll Street.

How to get there:

  • Tube: Oxford Circus is the closest tube station, on the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines.
  • Bus: Numerous bus lines (22, 94, 139, 159, N15, N18, N22, N109, N113 and N136) stop by Oxford Circus, with the theatre located just a few steps away.
  • Cycling: Rent a Santander bike and head to Little Argyll Street on the West End, where you can find Santander bike docks.

What other shows can I watch in London?

See another roaring success of musical theatre with the timeless Les Miserables, currently showing at the Sondheim Theatre. Or experience another Broadway sensation coming to the London West End with MJ The Musical, a theatre experience like no others at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Prices

Adult Ticket From £24.60 per ticket