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Princess of Wales Theatre
Ranked #24 of 529 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 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.
Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is a new theatre built on the classic style. Built to house Miss Saygon it has been home to endless hits. Because so many shows have electronic floors, the actual stage level is a bit low. The first ten rows are not raked (on a slope) so it is often the back of other peoples heads you see most of. I can not understand building a new theatre and not going with stadium seating where the head in front of you is at the height of your knees. Theatre...what ever the production, stars, directors etc. is about the audience and the audience must see and hear everything. Farther back where it slopes is better.

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Reviewed August 1, 2012

I saw Lion King in NYC and was so disappointed. It looked like a tiny puppet show. It was so childish and this was after seeing Cavalia Odyesso in Toronto, the magical horse show.

I think Toronto has excellent venues. This theatre had the largest stage and was really nice. War Horse was an amazing show. The sets and the special effect really rope you in but even better are the horses. After a while you begin to believe they are real!! Truly amazing and a very touching show.

5 star. I recommend.

Thank Tahnya110
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is one of the best theater's in Toronto. My family and I have seen many performances here and have never been disappointed. The design inside is stunning, make sure you look up to the ceiling while in the lobby.

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Lovely theatre. Good auditorium and the seats are all on an incline so the view in the stalls/orchestra seats is really good.
Saw Warhorse there which is the most amazing play which you cannot possibly describe in words that do it justice.

Thank carolcarter
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

The Princess of Wales is a well laid out theatre. Almost any seat has a good view. The War Horse was an excellent production, well acted, and the use of the mechanical horses was fascinating. Good for the entire family.

Thank John S
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