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Princess of Wales Theatre

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Address: 284 King St W | Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J2, Canada
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+1 800-461-3333
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat playhouse built by the father...

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 theatre built in Canada since 1907 - and the first anywhere in North America in over 30 years. Construction began on August 6, 1991, and the building opened to the public with the musical Miss Saigon on May 26, 1993.The theatre was built with maximum flexibility in mind. Its stage is one of the widest and deepest in North America - large enough to accommodate the most spectacular theatrical productions - and its technical facilities are state-of-the-art.

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Have been to The Princess of Wales theatre over the years and have always enjoyed myself. The seating is very comfortable even though the theatre is massive. If you want a drink... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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London, Canada
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been to The Princess of Wales theatre over the years and have always enjoyed myself. The seating is very comfortable even though the theatre is massive. If you want a drink at intermission you can pre-order when you arrive for intermission and save yourself some time.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went to see Book of Mormon - which was excellent - on April 15th. The woman in front of me was clearly drunk or high or both. She was talking loudly throughout and waving her arms in the air, talking to the actors. At intermission I approached the ushers to address the issue. They offered to move me but... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Venue always shows excellent plays. Comfortable seating, snacks and drinks available. One of the classic theatres in Toronto.

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Port Robinson
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Theater, and great show (Book of Mormon). The theater has lots of seating, but feels intimate and cozy, like a much smaller venue. Bartenders make a great rye and ginger. Definitely take advantage of the pre order option for intermission, when you arrive. My husband was out of his seat and back with drinks at intermission by the time... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited the last performance. No free space. A lot of humor, wonderful references within the play, outstanding performance: performers, content, decoration, everything

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North Bay, Canada
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Wonderful production! Great cast, beautiful set design, loved the score and oh so funny! An enjoyable experience overall.

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Ajax, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The show was hilarious, the seating a little tight but very pleasant, drinks available, not too much waiting time. A great evening had by all

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Aurora, Canada
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Have not been to this theatre for a few years now. Beautiful Reno done , very clean . Show was funny and different then anything I'd normally see . Acoustics were good , service good . Check out a show in this beauty !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Princess of Wales theatre was presenting Book of Mormon recently. Despite what looked like a sold out house, there were no issues with getting our seats or being served at break

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Princess of Wales to see The Book Of Mormon. The play was good and we enjoyed our night. The theatre is very nice but nothing spectacular .The American Express Lounge was very disappointing. You did not need an American Express card to get in . There were maybe 4 or 5 tables and some chairs along... More 

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