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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Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhood 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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  • sleep007
    Lancashire, United Kingdom2,991 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
    Travelled 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
    Travelled with family
    Written August 30, 2023
  • TheBigCheese
    Croxley Green, United Kingdom646 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
    Travelled 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
    Travelled 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
    Travelled with family
    Written April 19, 2024
  • Brian Jude
    United Kingdom245 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2024
  • mrstraveller1
    York, United Kingdom2,100 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 22, 2024
  • Aimey W
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding
    This show was absolutely incredible! We took our daughter for her 13th birthday and I personally can’t believe it took me this long to see the show. Everything about it was amazing. Alexia Khadine who played Elphaba has the most amazing voice we were mesmerised. Not only could she sing she played the part fantastically. Although to be honest, the whole crew we see this night were incredible.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written May 31, 2024
  • FLnurseER
    Boca Raton, Florida5,621 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fawlty Towers at Apollo
    Fawlty Towers at Apollo Theatre, we had the most entertaining time. The leading actors have their roles down to perfection and have the audience in stitches all throughout the performance, often bursting out in a loud appreciative applause. We had a private box for 3, lovely view of the stage except for a sliver where the reception desk was. We had to lean out to see that. But otherwise the chairs were comfortable, and the privacy priceless. Enjoyed a glass of bubbly at intermission.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written July 5, 2024
  • Steve D
    Divonne-les-Bains, France819 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant!
    We came across from France especially to see if the Faulty Towers play was as good as we hoped. It was better and we had a wonderfulpp time where all the memories of this classic came flooding back. I think I counting about 7 of the series meshed into a 2 hour production. ( we wished it was longer) The cast were perfect and of course the lead actor playing Basil had to be spot on … and was! The theatre was full of laughter and I am sure it will run for a long time. Well done John C , these classics never age. ( of course the final curtain had to be the Germans……. Magic!) Bravo!!!!!!
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2024
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Elaine Vella
Malta219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
We just returned from London and we went to this amazing theatre this is an old small theatre but it’s very nice we saw Fawlty Towers which was an amazing show
Written July 9, 2024
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Steve D
Divonne-les-Bains, France819 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
We came across from France especially to see if the Faulty Towers play was as good as we hoped.
It was better and we had a wonderfulpp time where all the memories of this classic came flooding back. I think I counting about 7 of the series meshed into a 2 hour production. ( we wished it was longer)
The cast were perfect and of course the lead actor playing Basil had to be spot on … and was!
The theatre was full of laughter and I am sure it will run for a long time.

Well done John C , these classics never age. ( of course the final curtain had to be the Germans……. Magic!)

Bravo!!!!!!
Written July 7, 2024
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL5,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Fawlty Towers at Apollo Theatre, we had the most entertaining time. The leading actors have their roles down to perfection and have the audience in stitches all throughout the performance, often bursting out in a loud appreciative applause. We had a private box for 3, lovely view of the stage except for a sliver where the reception desk was. We had to lean out to see that. But otherwise the chairs were comfortable, and the privacy priceless. Enjoyed a glass of bubbly at intermission.
Written July 6, 2024
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Adrian R
Rotherham, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
I attended this venue to see the stage version of Fawlty Towers
Great venue and excellent architecture. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this theatre to anyone.
Written June 22, 2024
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Aimey W
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This show was absolutely incredible! We took our daughter for her 13th birthday and I personally can’t believe it took me this long to see the show. Everything about it was amazing. Alexia Khadine who played Elphaba has the most amazing voice we were mesmerised. Not only could she sing she played the part fantastically. Although to be honest, the whole crew we see this night were incredible.
Written May 31, 2024
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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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mrstraveller1
York, UK2,100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
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.
Written May 22, 2024
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Brian Jude
United Kingdom245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
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
Written May 18, 2024
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Sarny
Bexleyheath, UK908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Our seats were restricted view (booked and explained in advance) - Grand Circle A4 and A5 - at £45 for both - could see nearly all though. Show itself good - we have followed the production company through other productions happily. There is a segment of the show for audience participation of writing down a secret so we were given paper and pencil near our seats and told someone would collect our paper but no one came near the Grand Cirle other then on clean up. Seat comfort good in terms of size but omg cold - I have never been so cold - almost to the point of uncomfortable in a theatre.
Written April 25, 2024
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Michael S
London, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
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.
Written April 19, 2024
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