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Designed by E.W. Lewis and W.E Trent in 1930, the Apollo Victoria Theatre originally opened as a cinema to cater to movie lovers. It was converted into a theater in the late 1970s and after several renovations, now boasts of a capacity of over 2000. Plays, musicals and comedies are staged here. So far, the arena has witnessed thousands of performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Starlight Express alone! Wheelchair spaces are available in the auditorium, but have to be booked well in advance. If you get hungry after a show, just step out and you will find scores of quaint eating joints close by. So, plan a night out with your friends and grab the best of what the city has to offer. Check the website or contact +44 844 871 7627 for further information.
Edel Assanti is a chic contemporary art space that strives to promote emerging artists and encourage alternative artistic styles. Departing from old-fashioned art forms, expect to be treated to an unusual array of creative styles and installations here. Check their website for a list of upcoming events.
Victoria Palace has been on the current site since 1832. Initially it was a hotel with a concert room. In the early 20th Century, the structure was demolished to give way to the Victoria Palace Theatre. Since its establishment in 1911 it has been showing an array of performances. The theater mainly puts on musicals, examples are Grease, Fame, Tonight's the Night and Kiss Me, Kate. No dining facilities are available, but nearby restaurants offer pre-theatre dinners.
Plus One Gallery brings contemporary hyperrealism art to the forefront of British art culture. Regular exhibitions are held showcasing works of artists like Ben Johnson, Pedro Campos, Craig Wylie, Andrew Tift and Philip Harris. The artwork is not just limited to paintings but also bronze sculptures and mix media works bearing the themes of portrait/human, urban/landscape and still life. Check out their website for exhibition schedules and other updates.
Westminster Cathedral Hall, belonging to the Westminster Cathedral, is a beautiful Edwardian style structure that is used to host various events. Designed by the architect John Francis Bentley this hall was formerly used for liturgy. Spread across 2,800 square feet (260 square meters) this hall can accommodate 400 people. The hall can be used for different types of events; banquet style or reception.
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs is known as the master auditorium that can seat up to 400 guests. This space is usually used for one-off special conferences, meetings and events. They also provide catering from their in-house bar and restaurants. They organize buffet-style luncheons and dinners with a more formal arrangement. All in all, a great place for business and social events! For bookings and more information, call ahead or check out their website.
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs is a great auditorium for your special performances, and can accommodate up to about 90 guests. They provide catering for all your events, from the in-house bars and restaurants, and even seating arrangement for the buffet-style lunches and dinners for formal functions. The space can be hired for various conferences, meetings, product launches, receptions and lots more. Check out their website for more details.
The Royal Court Theatre, the famous home of new writing which reopened at the beginning of 2000, is a small venue that seats only 395 people. Dedicated to producing work by up and coming playwrights, the variety of shows is limited to short runs of new plays with occasional classics and revivals. The Jerwood Theatre upstairs is a small space staging provocative plays. The restaurant and bar offer a relaxed atmosphere in which to sit and discuss the relative merits of the play you've just seen.
Pimlico Academy - Studio Theatre is great place for various events and concerts. The live performances here are one of its kind, and for music lovers it is a must-visit.
Located alongside the Buckingham Palace, St. James Theatre has a beautifully designed building. It has a screen on stage that broadcasts the actors for the leisure of viewing the act. St. James has a 312 seating theatre and a 100 seating studio theatre, with food available in the lobby area. The venue is available for buy out. Check website for more information.
Cadogan Hall plays host to several concerts throughout the year. The interiors are lavishly done and seats are comfortable, adding to the overall experience. The notable Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs here regularly. Tickets can also be booked online. Sign up for a membership to avail good discounts. Metered parking is available on the neighboring streets. Call for event timings, and additional information.
The Royal Horticultural Hall is a extensive venue that includes the Lawrence Hall, the Lindley Hall, the Glasshouse, and the Conference Centre. The Lawrence Hall is its largest location and can accommodate about 1,500 people. Each of the locations are different, although the Glasshouse is the most impressive. The Glasshouse is a greenhouse with over 5,000 plants, and can be used for conferences. The Royal Horticultural Hall is perfect for a large convention, or a small gathering; just make sure you book far in advance. Call +44 845 370 4606 for additional information.