Billy Elliot fans breathe a sigh of relief: It’s business as usual in the West End


Responding to the announcement that Sir Cameron Mackintosh will take over The Victoria Palace Theatre in June, Billy Elliot the Musical has assured it will continue to play at its long-standing home

The much-loved musical will stay put at the Victoria Palace 

The Victoria Palace Theatre has of course been the home of Billy Elliot the Musical for the last nine years. When plans were announced that British theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh would add two major additions to his West End theatre group, including the Victoria Palace in June this year and the Ambassadors Theatre by 2015, concerns surfaced for the future of the much-loved show.

Two and half more years in London, at least

The Billy Elliot the Musical team have confirmed the show will stay at the Victoria Palace Theatre for at least the next two and a half years.

In May 2015 the record-breaking musical will celebrate its 10th birthday. The inspirational musical is based on the highly successful 2000 film, Billy Elliot. Since it arrived in the West End in 2005, it has been dazzling audiences of all ages. Having played in auditoriums as far away as Broadway, Melbourne, Sydney, Chicago, Toronto and Seoul, Billy Elliot is one of the most celebrated, award-winning musicals on stage today.

The entrancing show features music by Elton John and lyrics by Lee Hall. Stephen Daldry directs the musical with Peter Darling responsible for the choreography. The highly successful production recently welcomed its 37th Billy Elliot and a new cast led by Ruthie Henshall.

Nine Olivier Awards nominations

In 2006 the West End production was nominated for nine Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. In a phenomenal year for the musical, the three young actors who shared the title role won best actor. Its composer, Sir Elton John, shared the best new musical with writer Lee Hall. The production also won The Evening Standard Award in 2005

You can buy tickets for the record-breaking show that combines funny one-liners, a fantastic cast and simply dazzling music and theatre here.