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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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Mama Mia Experience

Was lucky to get tickets to this past Friday's performance of Mama Mia. Was not sure what to expect but was wowed upon entering the theatre. What a beautiful building and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Was lucky to get tickets to this past Friday's performance of Mama Mia. Was not sure what to expect but was wowed upon entering the theatre. What a beautiful building and the seats were extremely comfortable. Access to the restrooms and obtaining food were quite good and wait times reasonable. If you are in Toronto, enjoy plays then I would... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

While in Toronto on business last week, I went to the Dame Edna Farewell Tour show at the Princess of Wales Theatre. The theatre is beautiful and the show was simply amazing. Knowing the actor, Barry Humphries, who has played Dame Edna since 1960 was the special treat. He/she was a very young 81 year old who still had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beautiful auditorium. Terrific staff, very friendly and polite. Were able to drink in the theatre, which is wonderful. Dame Edna was a blast!

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
36 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Didn't know what to expect with this show, but was disappointed when we went last night. My wife had seen many shows on TV with Dame Edna and thought it would be fun to attend. Even she was a little let down. There were some funny spots, but they were few and far between. Some people behind us really enjoyed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I had a great evening with plenty of laughs with Dame Edna. However, I wish I paid a bit more and chose seats closer to the stage. I have seen a few shows at the Princess of Wales theatre. Usually, I select seats in the Dress Circle rows A through F. But for this performance, I decided to save a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The show was perfect, funny, entertaining and Gut busting laugh, however the Theatre is very Cramped for seating and terrible for leg room, exiting is terrible very small elevator, and crowded stairs. Terrible venue.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

March 2015 - Saw Blithe Spirit with Angela Landsbury, all cast were excellent and am thoroughly glad I went, a memorable moment for sure. It has been said that there is no such thing as a bad seat, and I have to agree. I am so glad they didn't end up tearing down this theater, they really should design theatres... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We saw Blithe Spirit. Highly recommend springing for orchestra seating, we were 8 rows back & had a perfect view. The lounge is nice, as are the facilities. My only complaint was as a taller, bigger person, there's not a lot of knee room. If this is something you're concerned about, an aisle seat may be best. This theatre is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went to see Blithe Spirit and we were not disappointed. The cast is very fine, with the age-defying Dame Angela Lansbury starring as Madame Arcati. I've seen the play performed at the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, but this is the best production yet, and Dame Angela is a human treasure. Rush to see the play before it closes. As... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There used to be many attractive features about this venue, built less than 20 years ago and soon to be torn down to line David M's pockets (sold to build condos). Signs are falling off the wall, the paint on the proscenium is crumbling, and the elevator moves at the speed of a turtle. The design is VERY heavily staired... More 

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