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Rock Circus

The London Pavilion, where Madame Tussaud's Rock Circus is now located, was once home to a famous cinema and the venue for many star studded premieres. The Beatles made their last public appearance there at the 1968 premiere of 'Yellow Submarine'. From initial sitting to final figure, it takes around six months to make a Rock Circus figure and costs around 30,000. The animatronic figures featured in the Rock Circus show can take anything up to a year to create at a cost of 100,000. Most of the stars supply clothes for their figures. Newest addition, Jay Kay donated his trademark hat, whilst Pulp frontman, Jarvis Cocker, supplied his figure's trendy black cord flares and Pierre Cardin shirt. Janet Jackson and Gloria Estefan both contributed tour costumes from "Rhythm Nation" and "Cut Both Ways" respectively. Madame Tussaud's Rock Circus has just received a multi-million pound makeover for 2000, promising you a unique opportunity to unleash your personal musical fantasies like never before. The new look takes you on an insider's tour of the world of rock and pop. You can hang out with the hip in the VIP room, get in vogue at a Madonna video shoot, join reggae master Bob Marley in the recording studio before paying tribute at the "Cemetery" to those late, great rockers who lived fast and died young. If you are still going strong after all this, Rock Circus invites you to an after show party area designed by U2's concert designer, Mark Fisher, where you can join Robbie Williams and the Spice Girls.

Located at: London Pavilion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London, W1

Telephone: 020 7935 6861

Opens: Opening Times 2000 - 1 May - 3 September 10.00am - 7.00pm Every Day (except Tuesday when we open at 11.00am), 4 September - 31 December 10.00am - 5.30pm Every Day (except Tuesday when we open at 11.00am)

Cost: Adult 8.25, Child (under 16) 6.25, Senior Citize

Closest Subway Station: Piccadilly Circus Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)