Location: 12 Palace Street
Currently Showing: The Messiah
Stage Door: stand in the box office
The Other Palace Theatre was opened in September 2012 as the St James Theatre. The theatre has been host to many critically acclaimed productions including, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me on a Sunday and Urinetown which was directed by the much acclaimed Jamie Lloyd, both of which transferred to the West End. Recently it has been home to Bad Jews, Miss Atomic Bomb, Richard O’Brien’s The Stripper, The Last Five Years and the 20th anniversary production of Rent.
The theatre was purchased by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2016 and was renamed the Other Palace in February 2017 with Paul Taylor Mills appointed as the artistic director.
The Other Palace is a theatre located a short walk away from Victoria train station, along with neighbouring theatres the Victoria Palace and the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Popular tourist sites Buckingham palace and The Mall are also nearby.
The Other Palace is complete with a 300 seat auditorium, 120 capacity studio, bar and restaurant. The building is clean, open and modern and it is a very classy venue.
Our favourite nearby restaurant are:
- Maverick – Buckingham Palace Road, pizza, reasonably priced
- Colonies – Wilfred Street, pub, wide ranging menu
- Zizzi – Cardinal Walk, chain, wide ranging menu, vouchers available
- La Tasca – Cathedral Walk, Spanish cuisine
The Other Palace is a small venue so all the seats in the auditorium have an excellent view. The theatre is very well banked so the view isn’t obscured by the people in front but it does mean you are looking down on the stage in the rows near the back.
The seats on the ends of rows are slightly cheaper than those in the centre but the view is almost just as good but obviously less centralised. The front row is also a little cheaper and sit on the stage, there is a small banking to divide between the stage and front row which limits leg room.
Reviews from the Other Palace
Miss Atomic Bomb – ★★★★ “…a phenomenal new satirical comedy musical” Read more >>>
Rent (UK Tour) – ★★★★★ “…beautifully moving, tragic and inspiring and it is perfectly summed up in the musical number ‘La Vie Bohème B” Read more >>>
Whisper House – ★★★★ “…subtly spine-chilling with a sinister atmosphere” Read more >>>
Eugenius – ★★★ “…lots of fun, entertaining and truly the geek-power musical” Read more >>>