Apollo Shaftesbury Avenue

Access information

The address of the Apollo Theatre is Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EZ.

It’s situated opposite the rear entrance of the Trocadero and next to the Gielgud Theatre.

If you’re arriving by car there’s a drop off parking bay to the right of theatre. There are parking bays for disabled badge holders behind the theatre on Archers Street. Parking is also available at Masterpark Chinatown, on Newport Street or NCP on Brewer Street.

If you’re coming by tube, the nearest station is Piccadilly Circus which is about 50 metres from the theatre. There are a number of exits from the station. The best one to use is the one for Shaftesbury Avenue. Charing Cross station is about ten minutes’ walk away. Buses, numbers 14 and 38, stop on Shaftesbury Avenue a few metres from the theatre.

The main entrance has two sets of half glazed doors which open both ways. They’re generally pinned open prior to a performance. There is one small step up into the foyer.

Inside, the box office is immediately on your left. In the centre of the foyer is a kiosk selling programmes and scripts. To the left and right there are stairs going down to the stalls seating and bar, as well as stairs going up to the Dress Circle, Upper circle and Balcony.

There are 21 steps down to the stalls and a further flight down to the stalls bar and cloakroom. The Dress circle is up 12 steps, the Upper circle 35 steps and the balcony 75. A stair lift is available for access to stalls. Please inform a member of the theatre staff if you wish to use this.

There is an accessible toilet situated down the right hand staircase. There are also toilets at the back of the stalls auditorium, but please note that these toilets involve negotiating an awkward set of narrow stairs.

The theatre staff will let you know where to collect your headsets. Braille and large print cast lists will also be available. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat fifteen minutes before the start of the performance.

The theatre auditorium seats 774 people. It’s a horseshoe shape in a traditional lavish decorative style, with red carpets throughout. The seats flip up when not in use and the floor of the stalls slopes down gently towards the stage. The seating is arranged in two blocks with a central aisle, except for the five rows at the back, which are in one block. There are wheelchair positions in stalls, F1 and G1.

Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.


Aditional Information and contact details

Guide dogs are welcome at the Apollo Theatre. You do not need to advise the theatre in advance if you are bringing a guide dog, although if you are taking your dog into the auditorium you may wish to check with the theatre that you have a seat with sufficient room. If you do not wish to take your dog into the auditorium, front of house staff can look after your dog during the performance.

If you have any queries about your visit please call the theatre direct on 0207 851 2711.