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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 #10 of 320 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We had a chance to see a play here while visiting Toronto. The theatre is really nice and the view is good from all of the seats, but the leg room is really bad (at least from the upper deck that we were sitting in).

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

For a theatre venue, it is a great venue, it is kept up,clean, and well placed in the city, Parking under theatre is handy, useally will go for a drink (tea or coffee) after the show till traffic dies down Saw les mis twice, lion king and Book of Mormon at the venue, Staff is always helpful as well and... More

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flowood, ms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Nice theatre. Sit at least 25 rows back the first section is flat so it would be hard to see over people in front of you...we sat near back...these were good seats.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Attended gala event and had Michael Douglas sitting behind me for the premiere of "The Reach". Classically decorated interior but very comfortable and functional as a theatre. Having King Street closed added to the festival feeling.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very nice setting and well appointed theatre, although they could put in a little more leg space between rows. Mid level viewing is best, which is DC in elevator. The top or B in elevator is OK if you dont mind looking down at the dias/screen. Overall very nice and majestic.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We attended a red carpet premier of "The Theory of Everything" for TIFF. Nice central location and good restaurants nearby as you wait for your show.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We loved the old building and the magnificent ceilings. It's a perfect venue for a film premiere. But....you should be prepared for some mighty high seating in the upper balconies.

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canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They have good shows with good seats and viewing of their attractions. They always bring in good plays

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This theatre is gorgeous, and there is seriously not a bad seat in the house. We sat in the dress circle (first balcony) and it was amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was a humungous great open theatre with phenomenal performance of Le Miserable that I was always interested in and very cool with food bars behind and the whole 9 yards, I highly recommend if you enjoy theatres!

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