Eventim Apollo, formerly the Hammersmith Apollo, is one of London’s major venues, and one of the largest and best-preserved original theatres in the UK. It opened on the 28th of March 1932 as the Gaumont Palace cinema and was designed in the Art Deco style by renowned theatre architect Robert Cromie. In 1990, it was designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage and was upgraded to Grade II* in 2005. The owners have since reinstated the original Compton organ console which had been removed from the building and put into storage in the 1990s.
In light of the Apollo’s elevated architectural status, the owners are working hard to recreate the venue’s 1932 iconic look. Many fixtures have been restored to their original designs, and historically sensitive decorations have been carefully maintainted. Great British Lighting refurbished the venue’s existing Art Deco pendants to take LEDs and manufactured new luminaires in the same style. The venue reopened on 7th September 2013 to great acclaim.