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The Last Ship

An excellent production - the songs, the singing, the sets - all exceptional. And in such bad... read more

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Mississauga, Canada

The Princess of Wales Theatre is fabulous! Perfect for Sting’s “The Last Ship”!! Fantastic show... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

An excellent production - the songs, the singing, the sets - all exceptional. And in such bad weather, it was great to see an almost full house. Love the fact that I can park underground and just take an elevator up to the theatre without...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Princess of Wales Theatre is fabulous! Perfect for Sting’s “The Last Ship”!! Fantastic show, brilliant performances. It’s a must see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TorontoOceanBaby
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was somewhat reluctantly persuaded to go see this last night because storyline didn’t sound appealing - SO pleased I did - fantastic show with great music, dancing and very moving storylines. The entire cast was superb with Sting playing very much in the ensemble rather...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Theya59
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sting’s The Last Ship is that extreme rarity, something that makes a political and autobiographical point but is also enormously entertaining and indeed extraordinarily moving. It’s the best production I’ve seen in Toronto since Come From Away, which is high praise. It’s the story of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 319richardr
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you liked " Come From Away" ---- this was as good if not better. Having a mother that was born in Gateshead I know the impact the decline of ship-building had on the Tyne. Sting's lyrics (especially the ballads) were outstanding. The cast were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed 4 days ago

we have tickets for the past 5 years great plays and great venues, staff very accommodating. Great plays and a wonderful time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I just saw the Sunday matinee show of "The Last Ship" with Sting- it was excellent! Great performances by all, wonderful music and a good story. Seats were good too- sat in the Directors Circle, seat J 48 which had a good view! Enjoy!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ilovedgreece
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful venue, adaptable to all types of performances; great acoustics, very comfortable seating, all with good view of the stage. Also has convenient underground parking attached to the theatre.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judi W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Go see this show with Sting. More people need to see this show. It has such depth. It has so many spiritual overtones. I still like the Broadway script the best but this is a rare opportunity to see Sting in it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eam2908
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

The special affects are outstanding. We couldn't imagine how they would stage all of the bad things that happened to the kids in the factory, but it was so creative! Loved the Oompa Loompas!

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 1, 2019|
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Response from Dian N | Reviewed this property |
I did see booster seats that kids were using. They were supplied by the theatre. I don’t know how many are available and if it’s a first come first served situation .
November 22, 2018|
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Response from kim r | Reviewed this property |
Right at the threatre arrive early
October 13, 2018|
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Response from Z1854TEgeorgeh | Reviewed this property |
If you're in Row AAA, you have an unobstructed view of the stage and the actors on it. If you want to feel as a spectator that you're a part of the performance, this is as close as you'll get. I loved being able to see the... More
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Hey guys! I need some help to finish my Toronto trip schedule. I'll be there from DEC 31 to JAN 2. This is what I'm thinking about: . . -DEC 31- 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM Downtown Walk 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM ++++FREE++++ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM CN Tower with lunch on 360 restaurant (too much time?) 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM ++++FREE++++ 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Shopping at Eaton 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM Eat and leave bags at the hotel 07:30 PM - 10:30 PM Princess of Wales Theatre 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM New Year's...More
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Response fromCarobs|
Hi! Don't worry about missing Harbourfront in the winter. C-c-cold and nothing there to keep your interest for very long. Personally I would skip the Science Centre and spend the day at the ROM. I find the Science Centre much more geared towards children (unless, of course, you are bringing children!). But Rescue Team is right, it will take you longer to do either place any justice. I'm not convinced you'll find a restaurant open in Yorkville on Jan. 1 for lunch. But maybe I'm wrong...More
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Best value for food near Princess of Wales theatre (4 Replies)
I am going to see a show at 8 at the princess of Wales theatre this Thursday and was wondering a good place to eat with good value since my teenager will be with me. What time and should I make reservations for- thanks in advance
April 12, 2016|
Response fromNick B|
Loads of options around there. Any cuisine preferences or strong dislikes?
Princess of Wales Theatre - Seating Question (10 Replies)
Hi, We're looking to go to the Princess of Wales Theatre and noticed the pricing for Orchestra, Dress Circle & Balcony are all the same. Wondering what you would recommend if you've been to the theatre before? I'd like a full view of the stage as the production we would see seems to have a large cast. I'd like to have good sound as well. I'm guessing that Dress Circle or Balcony would be best, but am wondering which would be the best bet for what we want to see. Would love some...More
October 07, 2013|
Response fromphpr|
this question gets asked a lot ... if you do a search for Princess of Wales in the search box above you'll see a number of discussions. Dress Circle in the Centre will give you the height and full experience. I assume you've looked at the seating map?