London, England

Wicked

DURATION

2 h 45 mins

What to expect

Please be aware of government guidelines before setting off.

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  • One of the most popular musicals of all time is exploding back on to stage at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
  • The record-breaking magical phenomenon Wicked re-tells the story of The Wizard of Oz and the extraordinary friendship of two contrasting witches.
  • Featuring Stephen Schwartz’ famous Wicked songs that have made hearts soar worldwide, including For Good, Popular and Defying Gravity, Wicked will continue to mesmerise audiences in London.


Think you know the tale of the Wizard of Oz? The smash-hit musical of the century is here to prove you wrong. Discover the true story behind the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch as Wicked The Musical takes you back to the girls’ early days, when the two polar-opposite witches were actually best friends.

Based on Gregory Maguire's famous 1995 novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which re-imagined the familiar tale of The Wizard of Oz, Wicked has been ingeniously adapted to theatre by playwright Winnie Holzman and composer Stephen Schwartz. After soaring to the stage in 2003, it became one of the most successful West End musicals of the decade and its gravity-defying power continues to reign on. 

Wicked follows the unlikely but life-changing friendship of popularity-queen Glinda and the misunderstood Elphaba from their initial meeting at Shiz University, revealing how they became the infamous witches we all know from Oz. With dazzling make-up and costume design, magical sets and a spellbinding vocal range that really is out of this world, the Wicked cast and creatives have touched millions of hearts worldwide. Whether you’re a long-time fan or Wicked newbie, grab your West End tickets now and don't miss one of the most spell-binding musicals in London.

To make a real best friend day of it, why not treat yourselves to a Wicked Afternoon Tea combo ticket at the delightful Café Rouge?

What to know before you go

  • The show is 2 hours 45 minutes long with one 20-minute interval. 
  • It is suitable for all ages but as a guide we recommend the show for children aged 7+. 
  • There are bars on every level of the Apollo Victoria serving drinks and snacks and the Elixir Bar is open exclusively to ticket holders 90 minutes before show time. Alternatively, you can grab a pre or post-theatre bite at Giraffe, Franco Manca, Shake Shack, Le Pain Quotidien, Rosa’s Thai Cafe and many more eateries nearby.
  • The Apollo has toilets on every level as well as accessible facilities in the Circle.
  • An accessible entrance can be found via Vauxhall Bridge Road where platform lifts can assist wheelchair users into one of the four allocated bays in the Circle seating. If you require this service please notify the theatre ahead of time and aim to arrive 30 - 45 minutes prior to your performance start time.
  • Hearing assistance is available via a MobileConnect WiFi system which can be booked ahead of time, and regular Audio Described performances are available at the theatre. Guide dogs are welcome in the Apollo and staff are happy to look after them during the performance if you prefer.
  • There is a cloakroom on-site, but it should not be used for suitcases and large bags. Lost property can also be found in the cloakroom.
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the venue.
  • Booster seats are available for children on a first-come, first-served basis.

Getting there

  • Wicked is performed at the Apollo Victoria Theatre; bear in mind this is not the Apollo Theatre in Piccadilly. It's just outside London Victoria Station.
  • The closest car park is Q Park in Pimlico, which is a 15-minute walk away.
  • Just a two-minute walk away, Victoria Station serves the Victoria, Circle and District lines as well as National Rail services and the Gatwick Express.
  • Victoria bus station and its surrounding stops service a wide range of bus routes, including the 2, 11, 13, 16, 36, 38, 44, 52, 170, 211, 390, 507, C1 and C10.

Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport.

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Hosted by

Playful Productions

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Playful Productions is one of the largest independent London productions companies for West End theatre, producing top London shows as well as musicals on Broadway and renowned international tours. Founded by Nia Janis, Matthew Byan Shaw and Nick Salmon in 2010, Playful Productions now consists of 21 producers managing some of the best theatre in London and beyond, with productions taking to the likes of the National Theatre, the Young Vic Theatre, The Old Vic, the Royal Shakespeare Company and many more prestigious venues.

From their Covent Garden base, Playful Productions has brought us some of the most beloved new musicals in London, such as Come From Away, as well as long-standing theatrical icons like Kinky Boots, Dirty Dancing and Wicked, which is currently playing the Apollo Victoria Theatre. With family favourites like Shrek The Musical, comedy farces such as Noises Off and political plays like the new Good starring David Tennant, this top West End producer creates a huge range of award-winning shows, with their titles receiving a whopping 27 Olivier Awards, 10 Tony Awards and even Oscar and Grammy nominations.