The Apollo Victoria Theatre is one of London’s largest theatres, with the capacity to seat 2208 people during a performance. It is built on two levels; the upper tier, known as the Circle, and the lower tier closest to the stage, known as the Stalls.


Unlike a lot of other London theatres the Apollo Victoria is only split across two levels as opposed to three or four. This does have its advantages, as it means that whatever price you pay you are unlikely to be stuck right up in the gods on the fourth tier, although it can make choosing your seat a little harder as it is difficult to know which tickets provide the best value for money.

The Circle is higher up and further back from the stage than the Stalls, but this does not mean that it should be ruled out when considering where to book your tickets. Aside from the fact that the views from the front of the Circle are equally as good if not better than those in the Stalls, there is also a far greater range in ticket prices that are worth looking into when deciding which seat to go for. Bargain tickets can be found for the back rows of the section, which are probably not a great bet if you’re desperate to feel in amongst the action. The front rows of the Circle can match the prices of top Stalls tickets, and are arguably a good choice for getting the best overall view of the stage.


Share Your Seating Tips

If you’ve already been to a show at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, we want to know your thoughts! Did you manage to land a bargain seat with a better than expected view, or splash out on top price tickets in the front row? Share your seating tips with other visitors to the theatre by using the comments box below!


  1. I am from the states and visited in November 1987. I wanted to see Starlight Express but it had been sold out for months. The first day arriving in London, I went straight to the box office and picked up some returned tickets for that same evening. I returned to my hotel “The Charles Dickens Hotel” near Lancaster Gate tube station, took a nap and returned that evening. Scored seat B37 on the aisle, 2 rows from the track on the upper level. Was amazed how they could do this! Loved the show and bought the album of the original cast! Beautiful Theatre. I hope to return again someday!

  2. This is a very nicely laid out theatre. We saw Wicked in November 2015, and the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. I suffer occasionally from anxiety attacks, and on this particular evening I had to have a 10 minute breather by the doors half way through the show. I explained to the enquiring staff, and they were very understanding – to the point of offering me a seat where they keep an eye on theatre, for the rest of the performance. I declined, but I felt that they really couldn’t have done more to make me feel relaxed and comfortable, and I was very touched that they tried their best to enable me to see as much of the show as I could, in comfort.

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