Book tickets for The London Palladium including The King and I which opens on 21st June 2018.
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
With a superior score of treasured songs including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.
The London Palladium
8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
London Palladium Seating Plan
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus
Tube Lines: Central, Bakerloo, Victoria
Directions from nearest tube: (2mins) Exit 8 from the tube goes out onto Argyll Street (opposite the large Topshop). The theatre is 100 metres down the road.
Railway Station: Euston
Car Park: Soho (4mins)
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air-conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
The London Palladium
In the 1880′s the land where the current theatre is was home to Hengler’s Circus. The current theatre was constructed in 1910 and presented variety. It was at first called The Palladium before changing to the now popular The London Palladium in 1934. In 1931 the London Palladium saw the emergence of a group of comedians who formed what was to be known as the Crazy Gang who performed at the theatre from June 1931 to October 1939.
The London Palladium became familiar millions of people in the UK in the 1950′s with the weekly television variety show Sunday Night at The London Palladium. This format was revived in the late 1980′s with the popular Live From The Palladium.
From the 1980s in particular the London Palladium become associated with large scale musicals including: The King and I with Yul Brynner and Virginia McKenna, Barnum with Michael Crawford, Singin’ in the Rain with Tommy Steele, Ziegfeld with Topol, La Cage Aux Follies with George Hearn and Denis Quilley, the Opera North/Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Show Boat, Oliver! with Jonathan Pryce and Michael Ball in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The King and I from June 2018.