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.
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Nativity! The Musical
Following a short run last Christmas, this totally heartwarming (or irredeemably soppy, depending on your worldview) all singing adaptation of the festive Britcom returns. And with what casting: Danny Dyer and, yes… his ‘Love Island’-vanquishing daughter...Musicals Wednesday December 19 2018 - Monday December 31 2018
Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John
The Welsh comedy powerhouse is back on the road with his first stand-up tour in six years. After attempting new jobs in 'Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience' and speaking to fired candidates on 'The Apprentice', it's good to see the ace stand-up back on stage...Stand-up Thursday April 11 2019 - Saturday April 13 2019
Superstar American comic Jerry Seinfeld – co-creator and star of the legendary sitcom – brings his meticulously-honed observational comedy to London. Last time he was in the capital, for a one-off show at the O2, ticket prices started at £100. Don't expect...Stand-up Friday July 12 2019 - Saturday July 13 2019
Tim Minchin: Back
After years away writing musicals and an animated film that eventually didn't get made, Australia polymath Tim Minchin's back with a brand new tour promising 'old songs, new songs and fuck you songs'. The piano-playing Aussie comic is one of the best...Musical Thursday November 7 2019 - Thursday November 14 2019
Stewart Francis: Into the Punset
Slick Canadian one-liner merchant Stewart Francis is retiring from stand-up, and his farewell tour is visiting the Hammersmith Apollo. As seen on 'Mock the Week' and 'Live at the Apollo', he has a gift for exquisitely crafted gags of the highest orde...Stand-up Saturday December 7 2019
Rob Beckett: Wallop
London lad Rob Beckett has quickly become a mainstream comedy hero, popping up on Live at the Apollo and The One Show, hosting a primetime Saturday night entertainment series, and appearing various panel shows with his unmistakable toothy grin. He's developed...Stand-up Friday March 6 2020 - Saturday March 7 2020
Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic's Mixtape
Romesh Ranganathan - who is seemingly never off TV these days, with his own sitcom 'The Reluctant Landlord', Dave's 'Judge Romesh' and a team captain on 'A League of Their Own' – is back on tour. His material's smartly written, told with a permanently...Stand-up Thursday April 16 2020 - Saturday April 18 2020
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It's certainly an iconic venue, and I think that's where most of the charm of visiting the Hammersmith Apollo ends. With a lot of this style of theatre, the seats don't provide the best view and you will find yourself constantly crooning to see in between the bobbing heads of the people in rows ahead. The bar and immediate surrounding area leave much to be desired but then again that's not what you come here for really. The quality of the performers that this venue draws is second to none and the atmosphere is just great. Unfortunately, unless someone really great was performing, I'd probably just rather watch it on the TV...
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