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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 332 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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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 NEW

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 NEW

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 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

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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Longmont, Colorado
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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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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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