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Princess of Wales Theatre

Address: 300 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
Phone Number: 416-872-1212
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Ranked #13 of 251 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Princess of Wales Theatre is a new, 2000-seat playhouse built by the father and son producing...
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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

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Fairview, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

What a marvelous theatre. Plenty of washroom facilities, nice, comfortable waiting areas, seats in theatre are plush and comfortable. Be prepared for lots of traffic congestion and taking your time exiting.

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Little Current, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Great seats, comfortable, quick bar service, clean toilets, friendly staff. Found the seats were quite close together so you had to stand up to let other customers get by.

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Kingwood, West Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went to the show since we were in town. The performers were top notch. I liked the story line, but wasn't so thrilled with how it was delivered. Not a show that I would want my parents or my grandchildren to attend with me. I like to think that I am open minded and can appreciate differences and can... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Awesome!!!! Sad to see it go! Been many times and other than having a larger man sitting beside me in my $130 seat the evening with my beautiful wife was perfect

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went as a party of 3 seniors. Very disappointed in the " story line " of this production. Full of repeated slurs on Mormons , Christians, etc. Full of swearing, and curses. The staging, singing and dancing were well done, obviously talented people.The music was fun, but very similar to old camp songs; not original.... This is Not worth... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Good theatre offering top quality shows, but very cramped seating. If you are on the large side or have long legs you will be distracted by the end of the performance by your own discomfort lol. The bars have too few staff so unless you get at the front of the line at intermission, you may not get served. Washrooms... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I've been to this theatre several times and no matter where you sit you have a great view. Needless to say the show was fantastic....not what I expected but was totally funny.

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Meaford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Stayed at the Westin for a week of union conferencing. Walking distant to many great restaurants and the Princess of Wales Theatre. Have been to this theatre before and it is a great old building. I do find it a bit cramped and exiting the building is painfully slow. The show was the book of Mormon's. Many funny parts but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Been here many times, but just visited again for Book of Morman. We sat further back in the Orchestra level that I've sat before - Row O- and I think I'll choose similar seats again in the future. When you're closer to the stage the rows aren't raised, so if you get a tall person in front of you it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoyed the production of the Book of Mormon. The Princess of Wales would be better served with improved signage to get to one's seats. The ground staff instructions just to get to the orchestra level from the street level entry were confusing, with combinations of "up the stairs, turn right, turn left" etc. Seats had good sight-lines, but are... More 

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