London's Apollo theatre has capacity of 775

The Apollo theatre is a Grade II listed theatre in London's West End that has a capacity of 775.

The balcony on the third tier is considered the steepest in London but it is not known whether it was this one which collapsed.


Andrew Lloyd Webber called for theatre to be demolished

The Apollo Theatre's previous owner, Andrew Lloyd Webber, warned that the building was in a "shocking" state 10 years ago and recommended that it should be demolished. The ceiling collapsed on Thursday night, injuring 79 people, nine seriously.