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Princess of Wales Theatre

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Address: 300 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-872-1212
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Description: The Princess of Wales Theatre is a new, 2000-seat playhouse built by the...
The Princess of Wales Theatre is a new, 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.2013/2014 Season:LES MISERABLES Begins Sept 27, 2013THE LION KING April 30 - June 15, 2014THE BOOK OF MORMON Begins Sept 16, 2014
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Oh Canada - What a Feeling! A Rocking Good Time!!!

It was my Husband's 60th Birthday celebration in Toronto. I chose Oh Canada-What a feeling! to pay tribute to his place of birth and what a terrific time we had enjoying a taste... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It was my Husband's 60th Birthday celebration in Toronto. I chose Oh Canada-What a feeling! to pay tribute to his place of birth and what a terrific time we had enjoying a taste of Canadian music. The musicians were spectacular, the singers were "spot-on" at depicting some of Canada's top performers. It was a delightful and truly enjoyable musical production.... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

In Toronto, we enjoy movies, typically not available in Niagara. My spouse is a Woody Allen fan, so we watch Irrational Man, his latest, at the Varsity. My take: It's hard to believe this is the same guy responsible for Manhattan and Hannah and Her Sisters! Woody should retire soon from movie making. It's great fun to walk around Toronto... More 

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

O'Canada- what a feeling was a fabulous musical....Very well done..a tribute of Canadian artists such as Joni Mitchell, Celine Dion, Neil Young, April Wine, Hank Snow and many more...the band was incredible....we were physically dancing in our seats...awesome...a must see...you can park underground and there are several restaurants nearby within walking distance...try Dim Sum the Pearl King!! or whatever tickles... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our first time at this theatre. The venue is beautiful. We enjoyed the Canadian music history as well as the music. Without question, the highlight of this show is Amy Bishop's version of "Hallelujah". It was stunning and left us both with "goosebumps".

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We enjoyed the orchestra in this theatre last June, it was a fantastic experience. The theatre itself is small and charming, inspiring the old history of the site. Actors and singers did a fantastic jobs and the performance was just very enjoyable !

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Found that sitting in the first balcony is actually better then middle to last row in the orchestra. Check directly with the box office in the theatre itself as they often have better offering than what you could find online.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wonderful views from everywhere in the theatre. Balcony seats are terrific - would stay away from seats on the side of the theatre. Your view is from a strange angle - your seat faces forward yet the stage is slightly to your right (or left) depending on side you are on. Treats are a bit on the high side so... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A beautiful old world charm offering excellent entertainment. Have been to a few shows here and all of excellent quality. The venue itself is beautiful and well preserved and presented. Facilities are good including clean, modern washrooms and disabled access. Treat yourself or someone else to a charming and enjoyable night out. Nearby city parking is available.

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great Theatre. Excellent views from most locations. We recently attended the showing of the Titanic and had last minute exchange tickets but were seated in the front row of the top balcony off to the left. The railing in front of us was a bit in the way of the view but you quickly compensated. leg room is better than... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Better than expected. The songs & storyline were informative. It gave a different perspective to historical facts. I still left so upset by the blatant arrogance that cost so many lives. Some of the old theater plaster designs were painted over in garish paint which detracted from the original class of this treasure.

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