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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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Old World Charm with Excellent Entertainment

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Whitby, Canada
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Whitby, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have season tickets, so I didn't research the topic of the show prior to attending. I assumed it would be similar to the movie. Nope. Super slow paced and the songs were boring. The cast is totally pro, but the story is drab. Skip this one.

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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We three girlfriends really enjoyed Titanic the Musical which closes on 21st June and is worth seeing. The music, singing and simple staging were wonderful. BUT our seats on the front row of the Dress Circle were old and lumpy, and so, though we could see very well from our excellent position in the theatre we were less than pleased... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I went with my mother and younger sister to this musical during our "girl's weekend" to Toronto. We sat in the last row in the orchestra-level and we could see perfectly and enjoyed the show just the same as we have when we've been closer to the stage at other shows. We are from Buffalo, NY and our main theatre,... More 

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GTA, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was an excellent performance and very enjoyable. Would recommend it highly. However the stage/setting was very disappointing. They used (what looked like) airplane stairs for the different ship levels. It was extremely plain... with a little imagination they could have made the first class scenes more attractive. Especially in the first class dining room by just adding decent chairs,... More 

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niagara falls, ontario, canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We have had the opportunity to see several productions at the Princess of Wales Theatre and enjoyed the ambiance, the comfort, the productions and the professional staff each time. We enjoyed the movie TITANIC so much that we secured tickets back in January to see TITANIC THE MUSICAL. What a disappointment! The stage was drab, boring, dark and depressing. Each... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The only problem for us (two seniors) is that the washrooms are on different levels. No way that we could find to avoid stairs. Accoustics were wonderful

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Toronto, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I've attended several theatre productions at the Princess of Wales, most recently "Titanic: The Musical". We had seats on the Orchestra level, near the back (row T - in the centre section). The view in those seats is partially blocked due to the above balcony seating (mainly you can't see the full height of the stage). It was fine for... More 

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Address: Address: 300 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-872-1212
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto

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