Eventim Apollo London - Reviews

Eventim Apollo London
4.3 (360 Reviews)
Acoustics & sight lines
On-site service

Selected reviews for this venue:

Ryan Gooch, 08/09/14
I liked this venue as it was more intimate than say a stadium or arena . I found it a little stuffy though and wouldve liked a little more air conditioning . Seating is very close together but really doesnt matter as you forget all this once you become engrossed in the show . It was also quite dark inside (we were sat in the circle row x ) and a couple of times I wished I could have got up to go and get a drink but didnt as it seemed a long way to go to the bar and worried about tripping on stairs in front of everyone .. Although this couldve been rectified by making sure I had enough drink on me before the show . Not really eventims fault . We were afforded a great view even being so far back which was something that worried me before the show . All in all a great venue and would recommend to friends etc .
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Out of this world!!!
This was the best show I have ever seen . Ive been to quite a few concerts in my time and this one was the icing on the cake . Ive been a Kate Bush fan since I was about twelve and Im now 41 and it was worth the wait to see her live . The show was moving , technically spectacular, intimate and the sound exceeded my expectations . We were sat very near the back but it still afforded a good view of kate on stage. The memorable moments were of course seeing her come on stage and I found the video footage of her stranded at sea in a life jacket very moving . The simulated helicopter was also a high point for me. Her penultimate song among angels also moved me as her voice was as beautiful or even more so than listening to her cds . Anybody who is going to see this lady in the near future are in for a very big treat . There was also a new song sung by her son which I enjoyed immensely and she also sang with him on somewhere in between . Excellent !!!!
Ray Bailey, 08/09/14
Please see above text - As to the old Odeon, it was like going home to see an old friend, except better as its been refurbished and more bars added so it didnt take too long to get a drink. There were plenty of people around to help if you needed it so all round at total 5 star night......thank you!!
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Oh, what a night
I couldnt believe our luck, being able to get tickets on the day via the website. Both my wife & I had tried so hard on the original day & then throughout the last few weeks when the odd few had become available, thank you Eventim for putting them back up just before that performance. Having seen the 1st act which was outstanding, we were left speechless when the lights come on and they announced a technical problem was delaying the restart, we both thought at that moment, it just wasnt meant to be happening for us, especially when 30mins had passed!! We were so relieved once the show restarted and thank you Eventim for not being hardnosed about it and allowing the show to run its full schedule, Ive never left Hammersmith so late! As to the show, well as so many have already reported, it was spellbinding, I have never been so moved at a concert as I was during Kates Ninth Wave set, honestly, it reduced me to tears.........as a 55 year old guy, thats hard to admit! The whole evening just goes too fast, so I truly hope she produces a DVD & CD so that we can relive it! I was lucky enough to have seen her back in 79 at this venue and she is still the most outstanding live performer Britain has ever produced in my opinion. As to the old Odeon, it was like going home to see an old friend, except better as its been refurbished and more bars added so it didnt take too long to get a drink. There were plenty of people around to help if you needed it so all round at total 5 star night......thank you!!
Henny, 08/09/14
Great Theater, good sound, good light! A bit shamefull that you need 100 characters, a bit dissapointed now, but I will right some more noncense here I will hope I have enough characters now.
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - wonderful
This is the best concert I have ever seen! I knew before I went that she would be good, but this good. I was overwhelmed by her voice, still so strong.
Jens-A Sorensen, 08/09/14
In block section on the balcony in Apollo the ventilation is lacking. It is EXTREMELY hot with a sold out house. You must improve it
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - 35 years waiting was more than worth it
We were 3 Danish fans from Copenhagen who got 3 vip fan tickets March 26 for the Sep 2 show of Kate Bush. Our expectations for Kate Bush were like 3 11 year olds before Christmas Eve, and we we in awe of the visual show, the sound was impeccable and KTs voice was bigger, more powerful and more serene than ever heard on her studioalbuma. She loved the response from the audience. And gave us a toching experience that we will never forget
Mikael Sjödin, 08/09/14
Wonderful venue except the seats were vertically too close, so I got a head in front of me all the time!
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Simply Wonderful!
Best I have ever seen. Beautiful stage and performance. Intimate atmosphere and good sound quality. A great privilegue to have been one of the few to see this unique comeback by the greatest female artist in the history of pop and rock.
Peter, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Fantastiskt! Oförglömligt!
Jag har väntat på att se Kate Bush hela mitt liv! Att få se henne live var helt fantastiskt. Trodde nästan hon var en sagofigur... Att hon spelade på Eventim Apollo var helt perfekt. Vilken arena! Tack för att ni skapade det här tillsammans!!!!
Bushfan, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Great!
I managed to get a return ticket for last week (at face value) on the afternoon of the show so I was extremely delighted. I was very excited in anticipation of what was come. Even though I was there on my own I did feel as if the audience were as one so I did not feel lonely. I am the same age as Kate and have been a big fan since Wuthering Heights. During the show it was a great plus that no one was using any devises to record/take pictures so waving arms holding i phones aloft was not an issue! The gig started and we were off. It was all beautiful and by the time the first section was over and we had the screen showing the clip of a man notifying the coastguard that a boat had gone down at sea I was by now mesmerized and I felt really in the zone . Unfortunately everything suddenly stopped and the lights came up with an announcement that there were technical issues and hopefully they would be sorted soon. After about half an hour we got an announcement to say the show was going to restart. Hooray!! I couldnt believe it when the 2 seats right next to me (middle of the stalls) remained empty! I guess they just left - why?? The Ninth Wave was fabulous and my favourite part of the show. I do wish there had been no break before that section but it was one of those things that happen when its live. After the interval we had the third act. I enjoyed the staging, mood and musicianship but some of the time I couldnt follow the story. However, I was still enthralled by the performances. About half way through the third act the man next to me started looking at his phone (and after having talked with him during the interval I think he was hoping for more of the hits so I think he was a bit bored - sadly). During the encore he took a couple of pics - annoying!. All in all, it was 3 hours of brilliant performances and Kates voice is incredible live. Even better live than on recordings. She definitely has the voice and the presence of a great artist and icon. Thanks Kate, it was worth it!! xx
Terry Best, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Fabulous!
We made the long journey from Canada to see Kate perform, and the show was even better than we could have hoped. I have been a huge fan since I was a teenager so the expectation level for me was very high indeed. The show was very theatrical using her music primarily from Hounds Of Love and Arial. The music, stage and performers all blended perfectly as the story moved from song to song. I only wish I had was that the encore has lasted longer. I would have liked to hear a couple songs from The Dreaming and Never Forever. But if I had it my way, the show would never have ended. Please Kate dont let this be the last time we get to see you and. Please dont leave me Suspended In Gaffa.:)
Massimo, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Best Gig of my life.
I was really excited and happy to attend the concert of her that I consider an absolute genius in the panorama of contemporary pop music, but I was not totally prepared for what I witnessed last Friday and not just because I appreciate the enormous talent of this artist out of the ordinary. I was completely blown away by the size of the show is absolutely perfect in every prospectus, musical, stage, theater, etc. It would be too complicated to describe all the nuances of emotions that the three-hour show sent to me, I can only say that her voice remains the most interesting of all, and that the second part in particular The Ninth Wave is even more the figure of a true masterpiece of the whole Rock music of the last fifty years. Welcome back Kate.
Wim Clynhens, 08/09/14
I found the Eventim Apollo to be a very intimate venue, and it has all the more charm because of it. It was a perfect setting for a show like Kte Bushs, which would have gone lost if it was held in a huge, faceless concert hall or stadium.
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Not just a concert, but an experience.
Upon entering the Eventim Apollo - my first time there - I was struck at how intimate it is. Even sitting at the back row in the stalls, the stage felt very close by and we had a great view over the entire stage. I still couldnt believe that within a few minutes, Kate Bush would be standing on that stage. Anyone disappointed that Kate didnt put on a Greatest Hits-jukeboxshow probably had no idea what kind of artist she is. If that would have been what she did after 35 years away from the stage, now thàt would have been a disappointment. Instead: we were transported into her unique world with a show that was just as much theatre as it was concert. After a conventional opening where Kate performed five songs in front of her terrific live-band (Running Up That Hill beging a first highlight) the stage literally was taken by a storm and the audience swept into The Ninth Wave, the song cycle that makes up the second half of the Hounds of Love-album. With film, projections, lights, a helicopter searchlight sweeping over the audience and Fish People at one point carrying Kate off the stage, we were witness to the dreams and nightmares of a woman drowning in the ocean. After a 20 minute break, A Sky of Honey of her 2005 album Aerial made up the second half of the show. This cycle of songs tells about a beautiful day, the changing of light and color, the songs of birds, a painter - played by her son Albert - trying to capture it in his art. Again, the beautiful sets and lighting enhanced the great music and it all ended with a climax that had the audience gasping. then Kate returned to the stage alone, sitting at the piano for an emotional Among Angels, followed by a roaring Cloudbusting that had the audience go wild. And then it was over, three hours after at all began. I could go on but will leave it at this: This was a show and a night to remember. Forever.
Phil Wise, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Kate Bush
Absolutely Sublime! Despite a few technical difficulties, the show was even more than I expected, with Kate on top form, yet a little overwhelmed with the response of the audience. Would go again if I got the chance!
Daniele Pecorelli, 08/09/14
The theater offers a good reception service and organization as well as all the facilities. The sound and vision of the show are great from any seat. Hope to see other shows as soon as possible.
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Great Event!
This was not just a show but a true landmark event. I hope that Mrs. Bush does Passari too much time yet again to meet his fans.
Annie, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - The greatest experience
Went to see Kate on 3rd September. What a show. Kate can do wrong in my eyes anyway, but even if you werent a big fan it was a spectacle to behold. Her voice is just beautiful and the rest of the gang were awesome. We had seats in circle 8 in the front row and the view was great. Lovely theatre.
Stuart worth, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - fantastic
Food very good set in stunning St Pauls church. Catering staff very helpful. Concert itself absolutely amazing. Kate was fantastic my love. WOW. EVENTIM Customer services were very quick and responsive when I Emailed the with a query. The Apollo is the same lovely Theatre that its always been, no matter what its called. Lets hope Kate will delight us again sometime.
Trude Norway, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Fantastic!
Beautiful, nostalgic, emotional, ALL my favourite songs. So fantastic to se her live in London and her amazing show. Tru(d)e fan
Lani Smith, 08/09/14
The venue was just the right size for the atmosphere of the show staff helpful at all times The place was very clean considering it is being used nearly every night
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Show of the Century
From start to finish the ease of entry to the magic of the show and the chance to see Kate Live again This is a must see for any Kate Fan out there and any budding ones she was great the artistry of the women is there for all to see Taking you on a journey of wonderment Thankyou Kate
Patrizia, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - A night to cherish!!! 3
Kate was beautiful and her singing was impeccable! Loved the show and the songs! I will remember this gig with great joy!!!
Giverney, 08/09/14
It is really small and intimate and easy to get to. It would have been helpful if we had known there were other merchandise areas upstairs as it was chaos downstairs as everyone scrambled to get their t shirts etc.
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - Simply Stunning!
I still feel speechless almost a week after seeing this show. Kate the Great - I never thought this day would ever come. I flew down from Inverness and absolutely loved every moment from start to finish. I couldnt help myself from bursting into tears as soon as she appeared. And from then on she had me spellbound. I had read the fantastic reviews but none could compare to actually being there in the moment. She sounded so much better than her recordings, if thats at all possible! I was literally on the edge of my seat - I had to keep pinching myself. I couldnt believe I was seeing Kate Bush! I havent been able to think about anything else since I come home. I havent even been able to tell my husband or friends about all the fabulous moments of the show as I just cant find the words. Sorry, I know Im rambling but I still feel a bit spaced out! At the age of 58 and having been to many shows in my life I can honestly say this was Very Special and the Best Show I have ever seen. I wish I could have gone to another show as Im sure I missed a lot of what was going on behind her, as I never took my eyes off her! Lots of people around me were crying again when she sang Among Angels which was again much better than the cd. I felt touched and so full of emotion. Its clear that only Kate can make grown men cry! I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of history.
Ferruccio, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - A dream gone real
I came from Italy, It was the best concert i saw in my life. So emotional great voice wonderful musicians i will remember this date for all my life.-
BLAKJAK, 08/09/14
Kate Bush (08/09/14) - STUNNING RETURN!