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Princess of Wales Theatre

284 King St W | Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J2, Canada
+1 800-461-3333
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just like the movie! amazing

I am a big fan of musicals, especially ones done really close to the original. Strictly Ballroom... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlexShantic
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Toronto, Canada
Great show

Strictly Ballroom is a dazzling, energetic, lighthearted vehicle for non-stop fabulous dancing and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kirkvandezande
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Toronto, Canada
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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284 King St W | Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J2, Canada
Downtown West
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a big fan of musicals, especially ones done really close to the original. Strictly Ballroom was amazing and the dancing and music was in perfect sync

Thank AlexShantic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Strictly Ballroom is a dazzling, energetic, lighthearted vehicle for non-stop fabulous dancing and bright pop music

Thank kirkvandezande
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved when the Spanish flamenco dancing started! We took the theatre/dinner package and it was excellent! The food at Kit Kat (restaurant of our choice amongst the list) was very, very good.. Loved the show afterwards.

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night was my most recent visit to Princess of Wales Theatre. I've been there several times in the past few years. The front 10+ rows of Orchestra/Floor seats are below the stage. The seats are incredibly uncomfortable. And the HVAC system is inefficient; we...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great show! Fun costumes, audience involved! Quality production..left feeling thoroughly entertained!

Thank MediterraneanLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...Comfortable seating, great sound and sight lines from the orchestra, friendly and attentive staff. Audio assist devices were available free of charge, but not really necessary for normal age-related hearing difficulties. Reasonably priced parking right under the theatre. The performance was excellent! ...A gifted cast...More

Thank robhawkings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding show! Great cast, songs, dancing, and the surprise audience participation was just delightful! The clever set design and scene changes/usage was just magical, the costumes were stunning, and the solos, both vocally and dance-wise, just fantastic. Bravo to the vocal coaches and choreographer and...More

Thank aljunds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a boy meets girls, loses girl gets girl, with excellent voices and good dancing, it's a fun evening. The humor is predictable and marginal, so is the plot. However, it is a welcome relief from the angst-ridden modern musicals. Some very good...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strictly Ballroom, a Baz Lurhman movie re-worked as a stage musical. Some great moments. I particularly enjoyed the heroine's father demonstrating the flamenco steps for the pasa doble. Great costumes, talented cast, good choreography, imaginative set poor quality with the sound mixing - lost a...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved the show, the costumes, the singing and especially the dancing. the story line was a very nice love story.

Thank Diane P
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gckelly1563
What is the dress code for the theatre? We are only using carry on luggage and I am wondering if I need another pair of shoes in addition to my tennis shoes?
23 May 2017|
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Response from luv2travel217 | Reviewed this property |
Anything goes @ the theatre. Generally people get dressed up at opening night but other than that, you see everything from jeans to dresses
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Adit T
Hello. Just wanted to what type of snacks are available at the theatre? I know popcorn is one type but are things like sandwiches also sold?
31 March 2017|
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Response from doreenbrad | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember, there is just popcorn, candy and icecream bars sold. We have taken in snacks because of the childrens allergies and there never has been a problem.
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Ashley S
How much is parking at the Princess of Wales theatre?
20 March 2017|
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Response from Emmy01 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is in City lots - best way? park at a subway station and take the subway - so much easier and stress free - 2 block walk from the St. Andrew (King St W) subway station
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