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The special affects are outstanding. We couldn't imagine how they would stage all of the bad things... read more

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74gremlin
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Toronto, Canada
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The showcase theater in Toronto

The Princess of Wales theater is a marvelous venue. The Mirvish family has made Toronto's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kgelbeats
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Toronto
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The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat playhouse built by the father and son producing team of David and Ed Mirvish, just a block away from their historic Royal Alexandra Theatre. The Princess of Wales is the first privately owned and financed...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The special affects are outstanding. We couldn't imagine how they would stage all of the bad things that happened to the kids in the factory, but it was so creative! Loved the Oompa Loompas!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Princess of Wales theater is a marvelous venue. The Mirvish family has made Toronto's downtown, especially King street, the Broadway of the North. Please keep the "Princess" alive and well for theater goers well into the future. I want my grandchildren to be able...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This show was very captivating! They had such vibrant musical numbers, a crazy creative set and great comedic moments! Because it was based on the movie, the story was easy to follow and I wanted the show to go on longer than the 2.5 hours!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ja2mie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great show and had a wonderful evening. Would surely recommend the show and the theatre. Finding the parking is not too bad either

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HariD627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Play was fantastic! Loved most of the characters and the set/costumes! Was happy that they left most things the same but I wasn’t a fan of some of the updates (pop star Violet for example, although she was very talented). Veruca Salt was phenomenal, a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicole4Sandals
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was fabulous!!The performances were out standing. Loved the Oompa Loompas. That alone was worth the ticket.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NancieA18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seated in orchestra row E, had a good view of stage. First half of the musical was a bit slow but it picked up after the intermission. Overall, a good show as it was my first time at a musical 😊

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lalaa917
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent production. I'm a Mirvish subscriber and always enjoy seeing a show at this theatre. The staff are always wonderful. It is easy to get to by subway and there are lots of eating places within blocks. I look forward to returning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Krista S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Funny show, loved the Oompa Loompas. The theatre is amazing! Great location. My adult son and I had a great time! Close to lots of restaurants.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank speck132017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charlie and Chocolate Factory: Excellent and well done, musical score was fantastic, dancing and choreography delightful...and the oompa loompas wonderfully mastered. Few things to note: not for those 5 below as some scenes are a little intense. If you have a CAA membership you get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ridgevale1
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Response from Dian N | Reviewed this property |
I did see booster seats that kids were using. They were supplied by the theatre. I don’t know how many are available and if it’s a first come first served situation .
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22 November 2018|
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Response from kim r | Reviewed this property |
Right at the threatre arrive early
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If you're in Row AAA, you have an unobstructed view of the stage and the actors on it. If you want to feel as a spectator that you're a part of the performance, this is as close as you'll get. I loved being able to see the... More
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