The London Palladium, opened in 1910, is home to a great variety of plays, musicals and acting shows. Harry Houdini and Frank Sinatra are the most emblematic figures who stepped on stage since its grand opening. This venue was destined to be "the most luxurious, yet intimate music hall" of London and it was the job of architect Frank Matcham to accomplish it. A major renovation changed the face London Palladium in 2011 with the opening of The Wizard of Oz, but the 2.300 seating venue continues to be one of the most popular theatres in the United Kingdom.
London Palladium is based on Argyll Street in London, a central place very well connected to the rest of the city and the main international airports. For instance, if you travel:
By train: the nearest station to the theatre is Oxford Circus (within a 2, 3-minute walk) with Central, Victoria, Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines at disposal.
By car: driving to London Palladium is easy, but keep in mind that the venue has no parking space and the nearest place where you can park your vehicle is either on Oxford Street or Soho. The great news is that you can use the Q-Park’s Parking Scheme – and you’ll have a 50 percent discount if you validate the ticket at the Palladium. The Q-Parks also have parking facilities for people with special needs, with automatic doors to allow easy access.
International: at Heathrow, you can take the Express from Terminal 1-3 to Paddington Underground Station; take the Bakerloo Line and exit at Paddington Station. From Gatwick Airport, take the train to Victoria Station and exit at Oxford Circus – you’ll be there in 32 minutes.
Accessibility for people with special needs
Apart from the specially designated parking bays for people with special needs, found in Ramillies Place and Great Malborough, the venue has many other facilities. There is an infra-red system with headsets available in foyers, adapted toilets close to the entrance, and even a dog-sit service for guide dogs during the performance.