London Palladium

The London Palladium is a theater of the West End, in the Argyll Street.


The present building of the London Palladium was built in 1910, although the construction of the facade to the 19th century goes back. It was a contemporary, wooden building called Corinthean Bazaar, which served to attract customers of the closed recently Pantheon Bazaar (the present Marks & Spencer ) on Oxford Street. The theater was a year later rebuilt under the supervision of Fredrick Hengler as a venue for a circus. Next, from the theater of the National Skating Palace - a skating stadium. This plan failed, however, and the famous architect Frank Matcham was commissioned to convert the building again to finally make it to a theater.

History of the London Palladium

In the 1880s the site of the present-day London Palladium was the home of Hengler 's Circus. The theater of today was built in 1910 and has since been known for its wide range. It was not until 1934, the theater, the only named The Palladium before, the name London Palladium.

From 1955 to 1967, the theater achieved great reputation by broadcasting the weekly television show Sunday Night at The London Palladium with host Tommy Trinder (later Bruce Forsyth ). The show was replaced by the format Live from The Palladium end of the 1980s. In addition, the theater serves as a concert hall, which was so far probably the most legendary joint concert by Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, which was broadcast on television.

In 1931, the London Palladium spawned a group of comedians who were known as the " Crazy Gang " and occupied from June 1931 to October 1939, the palladium.

Since the 1980s, the London Palladium is famous especially for its musical productions, such as The King and I or Singin 'in the rain.

Since 2009 the theater with Sister Act (Musical) is recorded.

"Really - Useful " era

In 2002 the theater came into the possession of Andrew Lloyd Webber's " Really Useful Group " and in 2002 the famous (but outdated ) rotating stage was abolished to make way for more modern technologies.

From April 2002 to September 4, 2005, the London Palladium was the scene of a stage version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. During the long game time, many celebrities took on roles in the production. This show was the most successful production in the long history of the theater.

Current Bespielung

Since 2 June 2009, the musical Sister Act is listed.

Former productions