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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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The Princess of Wales Theatre is a new, 2000-seat playhouse built by...

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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When my wife and I get the chance and need a downtown break we choose going to a show. Princess Of Wales Theatre is and well kept and unbelievable attraction to watch a show. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark S
Ajax, Canada

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When my wife and I get the chance and need a downtown break we choose going to a show. Princess Of Wales Theatre is and well kept and unbelievable attraction to watch a show. We do the Mirvish Package online that offers a hotel downtown, choice of 20 restaurants for a dinner before the show and ticket to the show... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite a lovely theatre, sound quality is good, seats are comfortable. I hope they do not close it for the new condos they are talking about building on the site. This is a part of Toronto culture that should be kept.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently saw "Motown The Musical" and the acoustics were great, the view perfect. Great staff to provide direction and easy access for those of us who have a tough time with staffs.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I recently went to Motown the musical at the Princess of Whales Theatre in Toronto and it was absolutely amazing! But there were issues with the theatre and staff. First, there were just not enough washrooms, there were huge line ups for both men and women washrooms. Second, the quality of the audio system was quite poor,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful theatre with great sight lines. Enjoyed an energetic evening of music at Motown. Costumes are wonderful.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

A great venue and excellent seats, but there was something wrong with the sound. Not just too loud but did not do justice to the performers who were very good and deserved better acoustics. Need some technical help here.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Beautifully done production of the History of Berry Gordy and motown....Diana Ross tribute is spot on even wearing the same costumes on the 25th Motown anniversary as shown many times over on tv. You will be rocking and having a hard time staying in your seat as it is superb Motown hits.....the only disappointment is the theatres lack of washrooms...come... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

What a great show! If you like the songs from the Motown time you will love this show. The show was about 80% music and the story line made up the other 20%. I enjoyed the story of how Berry Gordy wasn't getting recognized and so he started his own record company and created a new style of music. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Been here a few times now and have never been disappointed with the plays they put on! No matter where you sit you still get a good view of the stage!

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GTA, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Wonderful production. Music, sets, costumes fantastic! Such talent...amazing. Not to be missed! Plus it had a real story to offer. I could write much more...Go see MOTOWN before it leaves Toronto.

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