Wicked Theatre Show – A family review – Apollo Victoria London

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September 2021

We had a brilliant mini break in London this September, and the highlight was definitely taking the kids to their first proper theatre show – Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

What was the show like?

This was the second time that my husband and I had seen Wicked – but the first was many years ago. We wanted to take the kids to a musical we thought they’d love so Wicked was the perfect choice – at 8 and 10 years old they were really able to appreciate it.

Finn and Lola were completely captivated from the moment the show started. The singing was incredible, the plot was fast moving and interesting, and the atmosphere in the theatre was brilliant. Although the show is 2 hours 45 minutes long, with the interval, it certainly doesn’t feel like it – you’ll be so mesmerised that it’ll fly by! (And you’ll wish it hadn’t!)

 

Which seats are good?

We sat in Row ZC in the stalls, where you can see the arrow pointing below, and the seats were brilliant. We had a great view of the stage and felt really immersed in the show.

Apollo Victoria London layout seating plan

This was our view…

Apollo Victoria London, wicked, stage, inside, frugal mum children

 

Were the tickets good value for money?

I’m not sure why our tickets were randomly so cheap for such great seats, but for the date we booked they were only £25 per ticket – it was near London Theatre Week so perhaps that’s why but we’ve not seen these particular seats this cheap for different dates. Looking since, they’re £60 per ticket which is a huge difference.

We booked the date we chose (and planned our trip around it) purely because they were fantastic seats for such a good price. At around £100 for our family of four, it was such good value for money. So, while I have no idea why they were so cheap, we were really grateful to find these tickets to make our trip affordable!

 

What facilities are there at the Apollo Victoria?

There are plenty of toilets. There are a couple of bars to buy refreshments and snacks, and the staff were welcoming and friendly. The theatre is right opposite the London Victoria Train Station and underground which makes it really easy to access, and it’s handy when you come out late and want an easy route home or back to your hotel.

We were first in the door as we were there early – they are currently checking Covid Passes at this theatre which may slow entry down, alongside bag checks. We did lateral flow tests the night before and uploaded the results via the NHS website. This is a requirement at this and many theatres at the mo – so just check before you book to make sure you’ve done what’s needed. Other than that, just sit back and enjoy this fantastic show! 😍

Apollo Victoria London, wicked, outside

 

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