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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...

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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Saw the final showing of Phantom of the Opera January 2016 and was very impressed by the theater and staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Collingwood, Canada
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Collingwood, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw the final showing of Phantom of the Opera January 2016 and was very impressed by the theater and staff.

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Toronto
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very good production from numerous perspectives. My wife and I quite enjoyed it. The staging is one of the best we've seen in similar theaters. The set showed a few different sites and each was quite good but the ballroom was most impressive as was the cavern which had a dual role. Stairs coming out of the... More 

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Tiny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Phantom of the Opera at this theatre last week.......all i can say is WOW! From the atmosphere to the set to the acting and singing, as well as the pyrotechnics it was a spectacular show and i enjoyed every minute of it, sitting on edge of my seat! I especially enjoyed how the set changed to create... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the Phantom of the opera playing to a full house. While the location remains excellent and the parking accessible, we found the chairs less than comfortable and the visibility of the stage, from the back of the orchestra limited by the balcony above

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Toronto, Canada
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best theatres in Toronto. Easily accessible, comfortable seating and terrific sightlines. A thousand times better than going to a show at the Royal Alex. One of the mirvish theatres, it is a great place for an evening out. If you wish to have a snack, have the large cookie. It is delicious.

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful show that spares no expense on the scenery and props. Fantastic performance by the Actors leaving me with a new appreciation of the venue. Ideal seating for all, however some sound clarity is required during multiple sound streams.

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Toronto, Canada
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858 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They did a terrific job of fixing up this theatre. The first thing that strikes you is how great the architecture is. This is a fabulous venue to see a play. There's really no bad seats and as long as you book early enough your seat preference can be accommodated. If you plan on attending a play last minute then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very classy theatre with a great balance between old and modern, and the production of the Phantom of the opera is the best I have seen. It was brilliant

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Garden City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hearing about The Phantom of the Opera all my life I finally took a weekend trip to see it. Wow, very spectacular show. Theater itself is a magnificent site and very elegant design. Sound was good but at times everyone singing together made it difficult to understand some words being said ( all four of us who went experienced... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see the Phantom of the Opera with my daughter. Love the theatre, but hated the idea of popcorn and drinks in the auditorium....Not very classy!. When you pay $100 plus for your ticket you really don't want the guy beside you munching on popcorn and drinking beer. When did Misrvish become so common? The show was great, not... More 

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