Hammersmith Apollo

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London, United Kingdom

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The venue opened in 1932 as the Gaumont Palace and seated nearly 3,500 people. Designed by Robert Cromie in the Art Deco style in 1962, the building was renamed the Hammersmith Odeon, a name many people still use for the venue along with the phonetic abbreviation “Hammy-O”. It became a Grade II listed building in 1990. The venue was later refurbished and renamed the Labatt’s Apollo following a sponsorship deal with Labatt Brewing Company (1993 or 1994).

In 2002, the venue was again renamed, this time to the Carling Apollo after Carling brewery struck a deal with the owners, US-based Clear Channel Entertainment (spun off as Live Nation (Venues) UK Ltd in 2005). The venue’s listing was upgraded to Grade II* status in 2005. In 2003, the stalls seats were made removable and now some concerts have full seating whilst others have standing-only in the stalls. In the latter format the venue can accommodate around 5,000 people. In 2007, the original 1932 Compton pipe organ, still present from the building’s days as a cinema, was restored. The building then changed hands and was bought by the MAMA Group.

On 14 January 2009, a placing announcement by HMV Group revealed that by selling additional shares, the company would raise money to fund a joint venture with the MAMA Group, to run eleven live music venues across the United Kingdom, including the Hammersmith Apollo. As a result, the venue was named the HMV Apollo from 2009 until 2012.

Contact Information

45 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith
London W6 9QH
United Kingdom
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+44 844 249 1000

Upcoming Events

The Love Revolution Tour
Will YoungConcert
Hammersmith Apollo
London, United Kingdom
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Saturday 12 December 2015
Chas 'n' DaveConcert Hammersmith Apollo
London, United Kingdom
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Wednesday 27 January 2016
Steven WilsonConcert Hammersmith Apollo
London, United Kingdom
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  • flumble2

    anyone know when they're on, or if there's a support?

    November 2013
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