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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The League Of Gentlemen – Live Again
Reece Shearman, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and non-performer Jeremy Dyson celebrate their 20 years as The League of Gentlemen with an anniversary tour. The League won the Perrier Award way back in 1997 for their wickedly twisted sketches and middle-Britain...Sketch shows Until Saturday September 29 2018
Detective James Carter himself performs a rare live show in London. The 'Rush Hour' and 'Fifth Element' star has been a stand-up mainstay across the pond for the best part of 20 years, performing on 'Def Comedy Jam' during the '90s. Having had a break...Stand-up Saturday October 6 2018
Brett Anderson’s glam Britpoppers return with a new album, ‘Night Thoughts’. Alongside the new songs listen out for some ’90s classics and tracks from their 2013 comeback album ‘Bloodsports’. RECOMMENDED: Suede speak about going up against Kanye and...Rock and indie Friday October 12 2018 - Saturday October 13 2018
Whoopi Goldberg: Stand Up Live
In the UK, Whoopi Goldberg is best known for her comic turns in smash-hit films ‘Ghost’ and ‘Sister Act’. But she first made her name in the US with a series of acclaimed stand-up cum one-woman performances (‘The Spook Show’) that date back to the early...Stand-up Sunday October 14 2018
Dara O Briain: Voice of Reason
Irish motormouth Dara O Briain may be best known for TV hosting work, on 'Mock the Week' and 'The Apprentice You're Fired', but he's easily at his best live on stage. The Bray-born comic barely takes a breath in his solo shows, flitting between intelligent...Stand-up Friday October 19 2018 - Saturday October 20 2018
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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...