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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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Plenty of laughs with Dame Edna

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A wonderful experience in a comfortable theatre amazing how each time Dame Angela walked on the stage all eyes were glued to the stage. Cast was marvellous, scenery and lighting professional. Sadly we realized that we really do not like Noel Coward or his play. I would not have missed the opportunity to see Dame Angela--may she continue to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is an excellent theatre - comfortable seats, decent concession stand. Seats in the Dress Circle were perfect. Be prepared to walk up a few flights of stairs to get to the Dress Circle and Balcony. There are elevators, but it's a long wait when everyone is entering/exiting at the same time. Stellar Cast! Dame Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love this theatre. I have seen many shows here and can not wait to return! It is such a beautiful place and great seats no matter what seat you get! I look forward to the next show I get to see here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were lucky enough to catch ‘The Book of Mormon’ on their Canada Tour, which was amazing. Attending at least one show or musical at the Theatre is definitely worth it! Note: Check their website beforehand and book your tickets at least a week in advance. If you want good seats, it’s best to buy directly from the Box Office.... More 

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