Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
© Tom Cronin
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jul 8 2014
Now officially known as the Eventim Apollo after a spell as the HMV Apollo, Hammersmith Apollo is another live music emporium that began life as an art deco cinema. The 1930s building had a big refit in 2002 and another in 2013, but still features the original 1932 Compton pipe organ. It now doubles as a 3,600-capacity all-seater theatre and a 5,000-capacity standing-room-only gig space, hosting everyone from Kenny Rogers to Slipknot.
Highlights from the Apollo's glittering history include 38 Beatles gigs from 1964-1965, David Bowie's last gig as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 and several concerts by Queen in 1979. It's also starred in various music DVDs from the likes of Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Kings Of Leon. Aside from music Hammersmith Apollo has a top-notch array of comedy, dance and kids shows from the biggest names in the biz, from 'Riverdance' to Russell Brand to SpongeBob Square Pants.
What's on at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent
The 'Chatty Man' himself Alan Carr is back on the road for the first time in four years, and he's bringing his motormouth skills to Hammersmith. The sassy, spectacle wearing comic and Bafta award-winner is at his best on stage – he's charmingly bitch...
Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent, Musical comedy
He said he was going to take a break from stand-up. But it hasn't taken long for Bill Bailey to get back on the road. 'Limboland', the 50-year-old comic's new show, has already toured the southern hemisphere, and it's landing in London in December 2015....
Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent, Political comedy
New York comic Bill Maher is an acclaimed satirist, stand-up and political commentator, and a huge name in his homecountry. His series, 'Politically Incorrect', ran for ten years on Comedy Central and ABC, and he's been presenting 'Real Time with Bill...
Science, Current affairs, Stand-up, Big-name talent, Geek comedy
- Critics' choice
Everyone's favourite dreamy-eyed sciencist, Professor Brian Cox, and superb, erudite comedian Robin Ince join forces for their annual Christmas blow-out at the Hammersmith Apollo. The pair are co-hosts of Radio 4's 'Infinite Monkey Cage', and these live...
Pop, Celtic music
Backed by a live band, the current line-up of the popular Irish vocal group belts out Celtic and new age fare for the Enya generation.
Pop and rock
- Critics' choice
Now this is big. Apart from a short set at Lovebox a couple of years ago, D'Angelo has not been seen onstage in London for a very very long time: this is only his second headline booking here in over a decade. After becoming the closest thing the ’90s...
- Critics' choice
Once upon a time they were a niche concern, but Bury's finest have long since broken through the arena barrier, and their warm, richly expressive, bear-hearted, thoroughly northern orchestral soul is perfectly suited to the big rooms they play nowadays....
With a singing career stretching back to 1963 – when he was seven – McGregor is an enduring Jamaican vocalist. He had a minor UK hit in the late ’80s with ‘Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely’, so that’ll be a guaranteed part of his set, but apart from that...
The Australian-born, Vegas-resident, Smokey Robinson-endorsed vocal quartet sing popular Motown hits with a seven-piece band.
The popular US singer-songwriter (who's mercifully abandoned the straw trilby that was threatening to become his trademark) returns to the UK in aid of a new album called 'Yes!'. The show is billed as 'An Evening with Jason Mraz', which means relaxed...