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Princess of Wales Theatre

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Address: 284 King St W | Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J2, Canada
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+1 800-461-3333
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat playhouse built by the father...

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.

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One of my favourite Toronto venues

I've been to this theatre many times in the past 15yrs. I've sat all over the theatre and always had a good view. Staff are friendly and helpful. It's located righton King West... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to this theatre many times in the past 15yrs. I've sat all over the theatre and always had a good view. Staff are friendly and helpful. It's located righton King West with LOTS of restaurants within walking distance, so there's something for everyone. There's always parking available and the streetcar is right there. This visit I took my... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Comfortable seats AND you can bring your drinks and popcorn into the theatre!! Very friendly and helpful ushers.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a stellar production of Cabaret! It features a stellar cast with amazing musicians and a directorial vision that truly captures the show! I've seen at least four professional productions of this musical, and no actor has matched the performance that Randy Harrison delivers as the Emcee! He is truly outstanding, and a must see performer!! So DO NOT... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've never been at this theater before; this was was my first time, and I've got lost: I could not find the coat check-up room, I could not find my place.

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Thank Alex K
Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent show & fabulous performance by all. The Princess of Wales theatre is always a treat as a venue. Beautiful building & not a bad seat in the house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed every minute of Cabaret and if it comes back I will see it again. The Princess of Wales is a beautiful theatre and very easy to get to.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I surprised my husband with tickets to Cabaret. He knew nothing about the play and enjoyed it tremendously. I had seen the movie and the play performed previously and I also enjoyed this show. The Emcee was especially good and the staging was interesting and minimal. The Princess of Wales theatre is a treat to visit and we have been... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Give this dark and foreboding Cabaret a miss. Yes --current interpretations of Cabaret have a strong message to deliver --about anti-Semitism, racism, and the dangers of ignoring the swirl of developing political dangers. But to deliver this message Cabaret depends on providing the audience with a night of enjoyment and decadent fun , albeit with a vague foreboding, before lowering... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love downtown Toronto and especially love the Theatre. David Mirvish is continuing to do an excellent job! Keep the great shows coming. It's a great night out.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The theatre is small enough to be able to see everything on stage. The show was exceptional. We als saw Saturday night fever there which was awful. So reviews should be read before buying tickets

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