The venue obtained a performance licence in 1840. It became such a sensation that The Royal Standard Music Hall was enlarged in the 1880s to accommodate the surge in visitors, partially because of Victoria’s new reputation as a transport hotspot. After earning its reputation as a continuous music hall for nearly 70 years, it was knocked down to make way for the elaborate Victoria Palace Theatre.
The Victoria Palace Theatre has been home to variety shows since the 1960s, but it became most famous for staging the BBC Black and White Minstrel Show until 1972. Modern-day hits include Buddy and Billy Elliot The Musical.