Victoria Palace Theatre
Victoria Palace Theatre
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Neighbourhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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  • Jordan
    Montclair, California18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Show! Seating was not good and I think the A/C was on?
    Saw Hamilton here and the performance was great! All the other reviews regarding the A/C and the seating are true. I'm 5'1'' and I did not have an issue with the seating but my husband is 6'2'' and could not move and said he was very uncomfortable throughout the entire show. If you can, there are Boxes located in the back and sides of the theater. If you are taller and want more space, I think these boxes would be a better option for you. I think there was A/C in the theater but it was really hot outside and with everyone's body heat inside the theater it was hotter! It honestly felt like they had the A/C on but it hardly turned on and when it did it wasn't on for very long. Bring a fan because you'll need it on a hat day!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Julia S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent staff
    Second time seeing Hamilton here, second time (Saturday just gone) I nipped out to the toilet a couple of songs before the end and ended up dashing myself down the stairs. Before I get into that I want to say the new cast is excellent and have really made the production their own, I think their performances will guarentee the longevity of the show after the initial hype. Now to praise those behind the scenes who really make things work, when I nipped out for a wee I jumped seeing one of the workers, just about stopped myself falling down the first set of stairs to open the door and stumble down the next. The crew appeared as if from no where to check I was ok, I said I was and went off to the loo only to notice my leg had turned a shade of bright blue. I went back out and Matt and his team put me at ease, got first aid going, fetched my partner and even popped me in the bar so that I wouldn’t get trampled by others on their way out. I felt awful about making their life difficult but they were incredibly kind, my leg is starting to come down now but I really appreciate their help.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Nathan
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom511 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gem of a theatre that is more than fit for the 21st century.
    What a lovely theatre this is, first time here but found there was lots of bars, merch stands on every level. Nice staff and air con on a hot summers day too. Wife and daughter sat in the grand circle boxes, view was good but recommend getting a booster cushion to help look over the rail. But I was sat in the Grand Circle row B and the view was excellent. Would not hesitate to have any seat in the Grand Circle, tickets up there are good value and I look forward to coming back to see another show one day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • lexi71
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom784 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing theatre!
    I went to see Hamilton with my Mother in Law and we were both overwhelmed by both the theatre and the show! The theatre is so beautiful and I don’t think that there is a bad seat in the house. The seating area outside is really lovely. We both were so pleased that we were in “the room where it happened” Totally recommend 5⭐️
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 August 2023
  • JJ108
    West Yorkshire, United Kingdom33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant show
    For my birthday I was given two tickets to see Hamilton in Box B. The theatre is beautiful. We arrived early and went into Pavlovas, a little bar next to the theatre. Our tickets were checked in the bar and then there was a side door straight into the theatre lobby, which we didn’t realise when we went in. Box B was great, it has four seats in it but it’s really big so you have plenty of leg room. It’s at the back of the stalls but is raised up so you have an excellent view. The only slight negative is that you cannot see anything that happens on the upper part of the stage. Thankfully in Hamilton that’s maybe a minute of performance you cannot see over the course of the 2 and a half hour show. The box comes with butler service. When we first sat down Molly came and took our drinks order and asked if there was anything we would like to preorder for the interval. Molly then came back at the interval to check if we were ok and if we needed anything. An extra positive is because the box is at the back of the stalls and has a door directly out onto the corridor by the lobby, so exiting for at the end, or for the toilet during the interval was quick and easy. Hamilton was brilliant.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Teresa K
    Finedon, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant help for disabled people
    Had a girls day out to see Hamilton. Obviously London means a lot of walking and for a disabled person it meant by 1-30pm I was already sore and tired. Wasn’t expecting the queue to get in to be song by 2pm but it was. As I am a visually disabled person with my walking stick I asked if there was any way of missing the queue. Rude I know but I was in pain so was cheeky. Amazing staff called the access people to take me and my friends in via the no stairs entrance. Taken straight in and advised that I could call on any staff to help me with anything I needed to make my visit easier. Was brilliant service for something I hadn’t arranged in advance.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 September 2023
  • PinchOnTheGo
    93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great performance, great evening, fabulous!!!
    We saw Hamilton here. The whole experience was fabulous! The theatre is beautiful. The production was totally awesome. The performers were top notch, very talented. The music is great and the lyrics genius and perfect for our times. The staff was very professional and the theatre emptied out very efficiently at the end of the night.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 October 2023
  • SRH
    Coatbridge, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hamilton OCT 2022
    My husband and I visited this theatre last night on our city break to London. We chose it as it was a stone’s throw from our hotel but we thought the theatre was nice, and the show was spectacular. I would highly recommend it! We bought our tickets the day before, and chose the cheapest ones which were around £58 pp. They were in the royal circle and I honestly feel that they had a great view, despite being warned that it was a limited view.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Andy M
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful accessible experience
    What a wonderful experience and so accessible for a wheelchair user. Our Daughter is a full time wheelchair user and the theatre staff couldn't have done anything more to make the experience accessible. We were greeted by Katie and taken to the accessible seating area, which was actually a box! we had a wonderful Butler in Gabriella who was attentive without over doing it, a great view, excellent service and if you require an accessible attraction to visit this is highly recommended. Thank you for a great day out that we wont forget anytime soon! The show was great, our Daughter's favourite play, the songs were catchy and the performance was engaging, the whole day was just brilliant.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 November 2023
  • rosiehall56
    47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First Hamilton visit
    Hamiliton was amazing! Set was lovely and old fashioned. The actors were brilliant and so clear on stage! All the songs were performed at their hightest level which made the songs sound amazing. The theatre is beautiful inside and outside! Perticuly enjoyed the champange pachage which had a half a bottle of champane, a programe, brochure , crisps, and a member of house team meeting you on arrival. Thank you Victoria palace theatre for an amazing night! 10/10
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
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Oversunsetplain
Allendale, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We visited for the Spring Awakening 15th Anniversary concert. Wanted to write this to say thank you to all the staff there who were amazing. The logistics didn’t work out with the merch and it was obviously a tricky time but the staff all helped the best they could and kept everyone informed. Special mention goes to Pippa who was incredibly kind and helped my daughter and I when the signed posters went on sale. She really went above and beyond to help us and this type of service was rare. The bar beforehand was also very comfortable and staff there fab. Always a pleasure to visit this theatre.
Written 8 June 2024
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M_Cullen2024
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We went to the Victoria Palace Theatre on our last night in London to see Hamilton. It was fabulous and a great way to end a wonderful trip!
Written 19 May 2024
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Parkruntourist
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My first visit to the theatre since being in a wheelchair. I had done my research but was still a little anxious. I needn't have worried! Walking towards the theatre we were asked if we were going to see Hamilton by three separate members of staff and passed along to an appropriate member of staff. The young man who then escorted us to the side entrance and our seats was brilliant. In fact everyone was! We felt like VIP's. We were given advice for the interval and for at the end of the show. An excellent experience with amazing staff, I wish I could remember specific names to mention them personally.
Written 4 May 2024
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Happiness51504800742
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We watched Hamilton and it was awesome. The staff outside was really helpful. The visuals in the musical were amazing. Me and my father both loved it.
Written 4 April 2024
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Bluexandee
United Kingdom323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Hamilton is a must see. The singers are fantastic. Even if you know the history it’s such a great play with great singers/actors
Written 3 April 2024
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L H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We travelled to London for the weekend to see Hamilton on Good Friday 2024 for the evening performance. We arrived only to be told as we had arrived that the show had been CANCELLED.
Apparently the cancellation was last minute, however, they had time to print and trim apologies slips for all expected attendees and had people out distributing them before the expected performance start time.
No email received from delfontmackintosh or from Victoria Palace Theatre beforehand or afterwards about the cancellation! No notice given on either website to advise people who may have still been travelling. Also, No number to call to talk to anyone about the refund of the tickets.
We had paid for a hotel on the Friday and travelled to London for this show… and these costs are NOT REFUNDABLE. A slip of paper handed out on the street as a way of an apology is not acceptable. not impressed
Written 30 March 2024
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Phillip276
72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We used their 'access' service and found all the staff involved were amazing in their readiness to help in any way. This included ensuring the best possible seating (box F near the step-free side entrance), easy access to toilet, and in-box service of refreshments. Box had door wide enough for our Mountain Trike (75-80cm) and a table as well as chairs. View of the top of the set was restricted (as mentioned on the seat booking plan) but the overall size of the theatre (1400 capacity) still provides an excellent view of the stage.
Although blue badge parking nearby is almost non-existent, the theatre partners with Q-Park to offer half-price parking with their Pimlico location only 15 minutes walk away.
Written 26 March 2024
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stephens473
Nottingham, UK388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
What a beautiful venue , the Theatre is architecturally amazing , lots of Art Deco features. Very helpful and friendly staff and only a 3 minute walk from the underground.
There are lots of different bar and seating areas to choose from all beautifully decorated , plenty of toilets etc.
We were in the front row of the Dress Circle and had incredible views of the stage, the seats are quite comfortable but the leg room is quite tight.
We went too see Hamilton and can only say wow ... what a show and so much better than expected , we will go again.
Written 18 February 2024
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rosiehall56
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Hamiliton was amazing! Set was lovely and old fashioned. The actors were brilliant and so clear on stage! All the songs were performed at their hightest level which made the songs sound amazing. The theatre is beautiful inside and outside! Perticuly enjoyed the champange pachage which had a half a bottle of champane, a programe, brochure , crisps, and a member of house team meeting you on arrival. Thank you Victoria palace theatre for an amazing night! 10/10
Written 4 February 2024
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Haveaword101
18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Firstly the view from the royal circle is great so do not hesitate to book seats here UNLESS you are over 6ft and not build like a bean pole in which case you will be extremely uncomfortable for 3+ hours. Genuine torture which really takes away from the show. I am 6'3 and 17 stone pretty average build and me and the gentleman next to me were not only thigh to thigh but my knees were very firmly pressed into the seat infront allowing me absolutely no movement. Very very uncomfortable and distracting.

I know its an old theatre but the fact they don't mention the limited space when buying a 2-300£ tickets is crazy to me. Even my partner who is only 5"4 was not particularly comfortable.

As for the Hamilton show, it was cancelled after 30 mins due to 'Un expected Cast sickness' much to my releif because enduring the entire 3 hours would have probably not been possible. The 30 mins we saw was okay, maybe just not my thing. The rap only naration although clear and loud makes it a bit difficult to decpher which parts are important plot and which are just conversations / jokes as the cadence is pretty linear throughout - inbetween songs. Paired with the stagnant set it's a little difficult to follow the overall atmosphere of the story.
That's just my opinion though and i know a lot of people adore this show so defintiely check it out for yourself

This review sounds very moany i know but i just want to alert anyone of size that this theatre is not suitable for you and you will be very distracted by pain and lack of room. I can't comment on the space in the stalls which may be slightly better but i would not risk it on a 3 hour performance. Hope this helps somebody!
Written 23 January 2024
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