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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 - 8 (on performance days)

Apollo Theatre
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Newton to Shakespeare

Duel Purpose

Leicester square has been home to a number of historical figures. Statues of William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, John Hunter and Sir Isaac Newton have all featured in the gardens, which at the centre, permanently showcases William Shakespeare.

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