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Apollo Theatre

The Apollo Theatre is one of the most famous West End theatres, sat directly on Shaftesbury Avenue.

The Apollo opened in February 1901, becoming the fourth theatre to be constructed on the street. It is a Grade II listed building, with a capacity of 775 seats spread over three tiers, with the uppermost tier being the steepest of any in a London theatre. Named after the Greek god of the arts, this theatre was designed by Lewin Sharp with the outside façade having been created by T. Simpson.

Opening Hours:

12:00pm – 20:00pm (on performance days)

Apollo Theatre
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Covent Garden to Leicester Square

Duel Purpose

In 1849, whilst in London, Karl Marx lived in the German Hotel, which is now Leicester House.

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