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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 #13 of 329 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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Chatham, Ontario
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Longmont, Colorado
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

. . . was a great performance in a lovely historic theatre. This was my first visit to Toronto and I was unfamiliar with this venue. I thought I lucked out getting a middle seat, from row in the high balcony. I had no idea the railing would block my view, there would be virtually no leg room (I'm slender),... More

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Detroit
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We saw the Book of Mormon and were able to get wonderful seats on the floor. But I really don't think there are any bad seats in the house. While relatively large seat arrangements were optimized. The 'character' of the theater is nice also. They also offer the option of pre-ordering your intermission drinks, which I thought was a nice... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We loved the show. The theatre was unchanged. Everything was easily accessible. The parking also was easy to find. We had passes that allowed a discount on our dinner. The staff was very helpful and the person who arranged our reservations was very courteous and helpful. Let us say the staff went out of their way to make our evening... More

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Toronto, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was cutting edge when it opened 20 years ago and has kept up with the times. The acoustics are great regardless of where you are sitting and the sight lines were perfectly fine. Seats were comfortable and staggered enough that you didn't have to contort your body to see around people. The prices for snacks and drinks were on... More

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McAlester, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Play Book of Mormon, was a satire a little to extreme with the language. Actors were good, and the music was good also.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In the heart of the acclaimed Toronto theater district. Theater was historic, but well preserved. Served as a fantastic setting in which to enjoy the Book of Mormon.

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Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Of course the show was great, but this review is not about the performance, but the theater. Very nice theater inside, with clean washrooms. The popcorn smelled great, but made a mess all over the inside of the theater. Great acoustics. Would definitely watch another performance here!

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