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“Beautiful place ... sad to see it go”

Princess of Wales Theatre
Ranked #30 of 501 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.
Toronto
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful place ... sad to see it go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Beautiful place, but it will soon be demolished for condos ... pretty sad. This place has a great vibe, excellent shows and gives you a feeling that your in another era ... just love it.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice newer theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

A more modern, roomy theatre downtown Toronto. Better bathrooms and more room than other, older theatres.

Visited September 2012
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cleveland, ohio
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15 reviews
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“very nice experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

As first time visitors to the theatre we were impressed by the ease of the seating layout, the friendliness of the staff and most importantly the production of War Horse...outstanding!

Visited September 2012
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Brampton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great shows”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Mirvish shows have great variety and and are awesome quality. I find the seats in this theatre to be quite cramped.

Visited October 2011
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derbyshire uk
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“War Horse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

booked to see War Horse show was amazing. Lovely theatre staff very helpful, would deffinatly go to see a show there again. Good location to some nice restaurants and bars.

Visited September 2012
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