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Eventim Apollo, formerly the Hammersmith Apollo, is one of London’s major live entertainment venues. It is located in Hammersmith, West London and is one of the UK’s largest and best-preserved original theatres.
It opened on the 28th of March, 1932 as the Gaumont Palace cinema, designed in the Art Deco style by renowned theatre architect Robert Cromie. It had a large 35 foot deep stage, an excellent fan shaped auditorium, twenty dressing rooms, a Compton4Manual/15 Ranks theatre organ and a café/restaurant located on the balcony/foyer area.
In 1962, it started playing host to many legendary acts of the day, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Marley. Major alterations enabled the stalls to be removable, allowing for both standing and fully-seated events. In recent years, performers have included Oasis, REM, Stereophonics, Kylie, Elton John, Peter Kay and Paul Weller.
In September 2013 the venue has changed hands as AEG Live and Eventim have teamed up to recreate the venue’s 1932 iconic Art Deco design. The venue is now Eventim Apollo and some of the finest live entertainers will soon grace the stage of this refurbished legendary music venue.