The London Palladium is a theatre in its own right, but there’s only one thing that most people will associate it with: the Royal Variety show. Every year, it hosts acts from across the globe in a show that is as diverse as it is entertaining. Where else will you see sword swallowers share the stage with talented singers, magicians working side by side with animal trainers to create fantastical displays that leave the audiences dazzled. The peak of their respective crafts are often employed here, leading to a very high level of performance.
The real reason it’s so successful however, is the up and coming element. It’s these rising stars that amaze with their creativity and youthful exuberance. You can see things you’ve never even dreamt of before, by performers who will be on top of the world within a year of the show’s conclusion. It’s a great chance to catch the best new acts before they’ve really hit the mainstream and begun to ascend to true celebrity.
The event is televised and has been for a number of years, bring an almost worldwide recognition to it. It’s been one of the UK’s top television exports for a number of years, and this fantastic building provides the perfect setting with its unobtrusive stage and great acoustics.
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