Located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the heart of the city, the Apollo Theatre first opened in 1901 and it has become one of the most iconic venues in London. Named after the Greek god of the arts and leader of the muses, it’s the perfect venue to watch a show while you enjoy your stay in the capital.
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As a Grade II listed building in the West End, the Apollo Theatre provides a unique sense of excitement and artistry. Designed by Lewin Sharp and originally built for musical theatre, it was constructed from London brick to reflect the nature of the neighbouring streets, in the Renaissance style.
The opening night was on 21 February 1901 with the American musical comedy The Belle of Bohemia. It was the first London theatre to be completed in the Edwardian period and since that night it has gone from strength to strength. The theatre currently has a capacity of 775 people across the four levels.
Since opening, the theatre has played host to a wide variety of shows and famous names, with plays from Alan Bennett, Noël Coward and Robert Sherwood all being performed. In recent years the likes of Stephen Fry, James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart have appeared on stage with the range of shows varying from Shakespeare’s Richard III and Twelfth Night to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Carrie’s War.
Staying in a hotel near the Apollo Theatre will put you in the City of Westminster and on the edge of the exciting Soho area. Easily walkable from Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square tube stations, a walk around the famous streets of London before the show is a must. Nearby Covent Garden is a great place to go for a drink afterwards or if you are looking to do some shopping, a stroll into Mayfair and the Bond Street area will give you a range of upmarket shops.
Other attractions close by include The British Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts. If you’re in search of history, staying in a hotel near the Apollo Theatre puts you close to the river, where you can check out the Tower of London.
Also a short tube ride or walk away, you will find some of London’s finest parks, with Hyde Park being a great place to take in the morning air. If you’re in the mood to stretch your legs, head to Green Park to check out Buckingham Palace before walking down The Mall.
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