About The Apollo Theatre

Having first opened its doors in February 1901, the beautifully restored Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue has showcased a wide range of critically received productions during its history including award-winning plays, musicals, dramas and comedies.

Designed by the architect Lewin Sharp, this Grade II listed theatre was named after the Greek god of the arts and leader of the muses and was specifically designed for musical entertainment. The theatre opened with the American musical comedy The Belle of Bohemia and has since followed with notable productions including Rain Man, Jerusalem, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and, since 2017, Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae’s award-winning, five-star musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.


The Apollo Theatre was purchased in 2005 by Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer forming part of the Nimax Theatres group.
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