Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joan Agie
Feb 01, 2023 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Oct 06, 2021
The cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on stage pointing at the main character Joseph who is sitting on the shoulders of another actor.
Age: 6+
Read time: 3.7 Min

  • Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s most-loved family musicals at the London Palladium.
  • Expect a lively and colourful performance with an awesome soundtrack from the concept album, including Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
  • With a completely sold-out season in 2019, don’t miss the chance to get your hands on some tickets before they disappear.

Joseph returns to the London Palladium for a limited run after a smash-hit sell-out season in 2019! With lyrics from Tim Rice and music from Andrew Lloyd Webber, the musical comedy Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the most successful musicals of all time. The award-winning West End musical has received one Olivier award and seven nominations, six Tony award nominations and an Ivor Novello award for Any Dream Will Do.

Based on the biblical story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis, the tale follows dreamer Joseph, who is given an incredible multicoloured coat from his father Jacob. The coat becomes an object of jealously and resentment for his 11 brothers, and to seek vengeance they sell him into slavery. Through Joseph’s journey, he discovers that he has the incredible ability to interpret dreams. Watch as Joseph’s hidden talents encourage him to pursue dreams of his own in this brilliant show.

The main character Joseph in in the show Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat wearing a colourful coat and sitting next to a group of child actors.

From rock ‘n’ roll to calypso and country-and-western to bubblegum pop, the show features multiple musical styles, with iconic songs like Any Dream Will Do, Go, Go, Go Joseph and Close Every Door. Expect a faced-paced musical with colourful costumes, a mesmerising set design and original choreography.

First performed at the Colet Court School in London in 1968 and opened in the West End in 1973, the hit production celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. As well as performing thousands of times in the West End and on Broadway, it has also become an international hit with productions in over 80 countries. Joseph and his technicolour dreamcoat never loses its magic and continues to inspire and excite audiences worldwide. A must-see musical in London!

What to know before you go

  • Joseph is recommended for ages 6+, and under-3s will not be permitted in the theatre. Kids must be able to sit on their own seat without assistance.
  • The show is two hours long including one interval.
  • There is disabled access to the London Palladium. There is a level access door situated to the left of the main entrance on Argyll Street. The accessible seats are in the Stalls auditorium on the left-hand side. There is unfortunately no access to the two circles. There is an accessible toilet in the Val Parnell Bar and one at the rear of the Stalls to the left just before you enter the auditorium.
  • There are Infra-Red audio enhancement systems available for hearing-impaired or deaf guests. There are induction loops situated in the box offices by the main foyer and the Val Parnell corridor.
  • Assistance dogs are permitted in the theatre. Staff are happy to take care of them whilst you enjoy the performance.
  • The Variety Bar in the Stalls, the Val Parnell suite, the Cinderella Bar in the Royal Circle and the Long Bar in the Upper Circle serve soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and snacks.
  • There are a limited number of booster cushions available for kids less than 4ft tall sitting in the Stalls.
  • There are loads of great food options surrounding the theatre. Take everyone for a burger at Five Guys a few doors down. Kids will love tucking into burgers, fries, hot dogs, sandwiches and milkshakes. There isn’t a dedicated kids’ menu, but all of the burgers have a 'little' option. Plus, there’s the added bonus of unlimited free toppings, so it's brilliant for burger-loving kids. There is also a Bill’s on Brewer Street, which has a great children’s menu.
  • The London Palladium has a cloakroom available. charging £2 per item.

Getting there

  • The nearest Tube station is Oxford Circus, served by the Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines. It’s just a two-minute walk away.
  • If you are arriving by bus, routes 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25, 53, 55, 73, 88, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139, 159 all stop near the venue.
  • Parking is limited in the area and the theatre is in the Congestion Zone. There is an NCP car park in Brewer Street and a Q-Park Soho in Poland Street. 

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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The cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on stage pointing at the main character Joseph who is sitting on the shoulders of another actor.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat