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Princess of Wales Theatre

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Address: 284 King St W | Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J2, Canada
Phone Number: +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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Acrobatics Cooks

An interesting show with lots of acrobatic moves, well choreographed and intricate manoeuvres with plenty of action, combined with a personal story about each one of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An interesting show with lots of acrobatic moves, well choreographed and intricate manoeuvres with plenty of action, combined with a personal story about each one of the performers. Audience participation adds to the variety of the show. The show is held at the The Princess of Wales Theatre which has ample leg rooms and good viewing angles. We sat in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i have been to the Princess of Wales Theatre many time , I love watching event here, It Not only are the seats very comfortable, I love just love the ambiance, its a great feeling just looking around.

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Thank sszames
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the show and would recommend it to everyone. The acrobatics were absolutely amazing. Besides, I love to eat!!!

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was really a unique theatre experience. The acrobats were amazing, breathtaking! A must see show!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A brilliant fusion of acrobatics and theatre woven by a flawless choreography. The energy is contagious and, as a spectator, you are engaged even before the performance begins.

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cirque cooks! It's the perfect meshing of cirque type acrobatics and heating up in the kitchen. NOT too many cooks here, it's the perfect ingredients for a perfect show.

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Thank Kulbi
Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone who enjoys live theatre the performance at The Princess of Wales was exceptional. The theatre is beautiful, and the performances always live up to expectations.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good spacing of seats, easy entrance and exit, great parking for a good rate, good sound. This is a nice theatre overall.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This theatre is a fabulous venue with great sightlines, convenient parking and spacious restrooms. The seats are very comfortable as well, better than most others in its class.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This show was beyond excellent...great energy, great lighting, great acrobatics, great stories, great food... wonderful...not to be missed.

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