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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 #9 of 296 attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've seen a few major productions here that I really enjoyed, though it probably had little to do with the venue itself. What can I say? The seats were typical old theatre seats that are decent for a couple of hours but I wouldn't fall asleep comfortably in them, the rows are slightly tight on leg space but an improvement... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Once again this theatre has brought to life a brilliant production which evoked every emotion in me encompassed in a stunning and classy setting.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Attended there last february, the musical Les Miserables. The show was very nice, favoured by nice theatre, confortable, with good sonority and view to the stage. Starts to get a little bit used, but very nice!

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Mississauga, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

While very impressive when it first opened, the PoW is starting to get shabby. Interesting that they plan to knock it down to build condos yet they still charge a capital improvement fee on each ticket sold!

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Rockwall, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Where ever we traveler we try to incorporate a musical by the local theater group, we were not disappointed! A very enjoyable evening!

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Northwestern Ontario
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Any seat in this theatre affords a great view. The heater is clean, comfortable and very attractive. It is one of my fave Toronto theatres and is right down the street from the TIFF Lightbox and it's two wonderful restaurants.

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Almost a must tourist attraction in Toronto. The theatre has big shows that draw big crowds. If people get a chance a discounted tickets it will be a full house. Try to get the better seats, we saw Les Mis and the seats were too high and off to the side - so not the best place to watch a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

great show and sound the place is a little run down and short of washrooms, staff was freindly and helpfull

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great production!! Princess of Wales theatre is glorious Show had great variety Only problem was near the end some of the audience stood up to cheer the performance and blocked our view, they should have been instructed to sit down

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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Was a good show, never seen a show like that before, dont remember much as it was in June 1999. Was beautiful venue

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