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Multi-award winning, record-breaking Broadway musical Hamilton transfers to the West End, beginning previews at the Victoria Palace Theatre London in November 2017. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical documents the life of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.

A combination of rap, hip-hop and musical theatre, this smash-hit musical is unlike anything the theatre world has seen before.

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History

The Victoria Palace is built on the site of a mid 19th century music hall that was demolished to make way for the current theatre. Opening in 1911, the Victoria Palace has always had a strong history of musical theatre.

In its early years, the Victoria Palace presented a large number of musical variety shows. Each Christmas between 1921 and 1931 presented a seasonal variety entitled The Windmill Man. Me and My Girl was also a hit when the musical made its world debut at the theatre in 1937.

The theatre was also a popular venue for revue shows and played host to Gracie Fields in The Show’s The Thing in 1929. Revues dominated the mid 20th century as The Crazy Gang, a series of comedy revues and variety performances, ran fom 1947-1962.

Whilst the Victoria Palace was famed for its musical success, its plays were never taken seriously. That said, in 1934 a production of Young England was so hilariously terrible that it was a roaring success! The show became a cult hit and ran for around 278 performances!

One of the theatres biggest successes was the Black and White Minstrel Show which ran from 1962-1972. Around ten years later, Elizabeth Taylor made her West End debut in The Little Foxes 1982.

Buddy Holly was one of the Victoria Palace’s biggest successes, debuting at the theatre in 1989 running until 1995 when it then transferred to the Novello.

In the 21st century the theatre has seen productions of Fame – The Musical (2000), Kiss Me, Kate (2001) and Grease (2002).

Billy Elliot the Musical made its world debut at the Victoria Palace theatre to a wave of rave reviews and awards. The show continues to run at the theatre and will celebrated its 10th year in 2015.

The Victoria Palace is due for renovation in 2016, although no firm dates have been set.

Past Shows

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Billy Elliot
(closed 8 Apr 2016)