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Princess of Wales Theatre

300 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-872-1212
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Ranked #15 of 334 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We saw Book of Mormon here on a holiday to Toronto. The theatre is traditional and attractive, with really comfortable seats unlike a lot of old theatres. We sat in orchestra row L and had a great view. Staff all friendly and welcoming. Lots of restaurant options nearby.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This is my favourite theatre in Toronto. You really feel like you are out for a special occasion when you enter the Princess of Whales Theatre. I also like that you are allowed to bring beverages from the bar to your seat to enjoy during the event.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent theatre. The 3 tiers of seating all offer fine sight lines. We have had seats on the floor and the first balcony. I walked to the second balcony at intermission and the seats there were also quite good. One negative is the first 4-5 rows of the balcony. There are only 2 aisles; one at each... More

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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely theatre where we saw Book of Mormon (highly recommend). The theatre is conveniently located a short walk north of Union Station, or you can do as I did and take the university subway line up to the first station. I didn't realize it was so close, so walked back to Union after the show. We had perfect Row 4... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I went there to watch The Book of Mormon. The online booking and picking up the ticket at the box office was a breeze. The hall is fabulous and the seats are quite comfortable. I really enjoyed the musical itself. Although it hasn't a lot of glitz and fanfare, but it is so funny.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Ok, I fully understand the South Park people are behind The Book of Mormon, so perhaps my expectation should have been just as low-class. "Funny" in some cases? Perhaps. Classy?? Nope! Are the songs memorable and catchy like Les Misérables or the Phantom of the Opera? Absolutely not! Low-class humour with a regular-Broadway-price tag. Certainly NOT worth paying more than... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I went here on a Thursday night to see an evening performance of the Book of Mormon. I have to say that the entire process of purchasing the ticket was smooth and the customer service was excellent. The theatre itself is in a great location to have a bite to eat prior and easily accessible by the st. car or... More

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Chatham, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have on/off mobility challenges due to a recurring chronic illness. It's always interesting to revisit a place you've seen as able bodied. Despite the crush of a full house during the Book of Mormon run, I had no difficulty finding/getting an elevator. Staff was knowledgeable and accurate. My usher was extremely helpful dealing with my walker, and had it... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I just attended the performance of the Book of Mormon last night and it was great. This was my first time attending a performance at the Princess of Wales theatre and I was impressed. My wife, parents and I decided on seeing the Book of Mormon the first time it was in Toronto but we were unable to get tickets,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

On our first visit to this theatre, we saw The Book of Mormon. I won't review the play, although it was hilarious! I bought tickets by phone from the US, and the clerk was pleasant and helpful. You can't choose individual seats on the website, just have to choose "best available" by price category. So I called to hear the... More

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