The Messiah

A sublime and silly show that will guarantee you’re ready for Christmas, The Messiah is the latest play from The 39 Steps writer Patrick Barlow. Join stars Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez as they travel to the ancient city of London for a festive re-enactment of the greatest story ever told. Catch it at The Other Palace this Christmas.
Booking until 5 January 2019

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Booking from 22 January 2019 until 16 March 2019
Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

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Box Office:0844 264 2140
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Originally built in 2012 under the name of the St James Theatre, The Other Palace is the brand new venue that officially opened in 2017. Hosting a 312 capacity main theatre space as well as a smaller 120 capacity studio, the theatre is synonymous with playing new musical works and small-scale cabarets.

St James Theatre was built on the site of the former Westminster Theatre, which burned down in 2002. It then re-opened in 2012 with a production of Sandi Toksvig’s Bully Boy. Since then, the theatre has enjoyed a stream of successes, with most notable productions including the world premiere of Urinetown (2014), which later transferred to the West End's Apollo Theatre. Further stand-out musicals included Miss Atomic Bomb (2016), starring Catherine TateThe Last 5 Years, starring Samantha Barks and Broadway's Rent.

Purchased by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2016, the venue transformed into The Other Palace and is dedicated to hosting new and rarely-performed musicals. The venue re-opened under the leadership of Paul Taylor Mills in February 2017 with The Wild Party, starring Frances Ruffelle.

Further musicals include Duncan Sheik’s early musical Whisper House (2017), followed by circus extravaganza La Strada (2017). A series of new musicals premiered at the venue throughout 2017, including The Little Beasts, the National Youth Music Theatre's Imaginary and Some Lovers, by Steven Sater and Burt Bacharach. 2017 rounded off with Hershey Felder Our Great Tchaikovsky and Hollywood star Kelsey Grammer in Big Fish the Musical.

2018 began with Ben Adams' smash-hit new musical Eugenius!, followed by new musicals Myth the Musical, Orpheus - The Musical, Tess of the d'Ubervilles and Jabberwocky. Hollywood star Kathleen Turner arrived at the venue with cabaret show Finding My Voice, followed by Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato in Heathers the Musical and the return of Eugenius!.

Past Shows

Liza Pulman Sings Streisand
(closed 11 Nov 2018)
(closed 21 Oct 2018)
Heathers The Musical
(closed 28 Jul 2018)

(closed 14 Apr 2018)
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
(closed 14 Apr 2018)

Orpheus - The Mythical
(closed 31 Mar 2018)
(closed 17 Mar 2018)
(closed 3 Mar 2018)

Big Fish
(closed 30 Dec 2017)
Some Lovers
(closed 2 Sep 2017)