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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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We had an incredible experience seeing The Book of Mormon for the first time at The Princess of Wales Theatre. Plenty of restaurants within a short walking distance from the... read more

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an incredible experience seeing The Book of Mormon for the first time at The Princess of Wales Theatre. Plenty of restaurants within a short walking distance from the theatre. The performance was outstanding- a definite must see. A lovely evening in the city!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw Book of Mormon there of late, comfortable seating, great "seaters" always available to assist you to your seat. Intermission "treats" to purchase. Fantastic sound quality....Always will return...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here to see the Book of Mormon which was awesome. The sound and acoustics and cozy feel of the theatre were awesome. Every staff person we encounter was courteous. The only issue we had was when we went to leave. It was of course post show. And we had to use the elevator to get to the parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a great production, well performed, amazing set changes, Very definitely NOT for kids, though. The F word is used a lot, mostly in a funny way but will not be to everyone's taste. I myself was not offended as it was not used without fore thought. I would highly recommend going before it closes again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this theatre! I have seen many shows here and I think that of all the Mirvish theatres, this one is my favourite!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the show. You can definatly tell it was done by the creators of South Park, but don't let that stop you. Funny and poignant at the same time. Other peoples misfortune has never been funnier, a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

None stop laughs throughout. Hilarious. Can't wait to go back. Perfect for anyone between the age as of 30 and 60.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Book of Mormon. Good that I knew not to bring our Grandkids. Totally an adult performance, The staging is awesome, the performers have great voices . We really enjoyed the performance but not for everyone if you don't like the work F....... don't go. We loved it!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful theatre with more leg room than most. All seats are good for stage visibility. Sat in upper balcony at right end seat. Am a subscriber. Always a pleasurable evening out when attending productions at this theatre. No photos or video-taping allowed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky ( or maybe not) to see this show in both London and Toronto in February/March. It seems to have gone down a storm with some many awards, some 7 Tony Awards but it is an acquired taste and not for the faint hearted. Some of the parts are very funny but others are very below the belt,... More 

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