Princess Of Wales Theatre
- Address: 300 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1J2, Canada
- Phone: +1-4168721212
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Theatre, Family And Kids
Named after Diana, Princess of Wales, opened in 1993, built to seat 1000, and set up to deliver the state-of-the-art of musical theatre experiences, this is fast on its way to become Toronto’s favourite stage hall. Heavyweight productions have been performed to tremendous acclaim here, including The Lord of the Rings, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Les Misérables, Hairspray, Chicago, Cabaret, The Phantom of the Opera and the The Sound of Music. The threatre is a triumph of design. Do not miss a show if you are in town.
- Lots of underground parking available.
- Fully disabled accessible.
- Four refreshment and concession bars available.
- Check theatre website for upcoming productions.
- Depending on seats and times prices may fluctuate between CAD 30 and CAD 200.
- Monday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm
- Saturday - Sunday: Closed
- Times given here are for the box office, not the show.
- Showtime are usually at 1:30pm or 7:30pm or thereabouts.
- Streetcar 304, 504, 514 stop King St West at John St
- Subway 1 stop St Andrew Station
- Buses 141, 143, 144, 145 stop Adelaide St West at John St Farside
- Bus 121 stop Front St West at John St
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The plays here are top notch. The stage is amazing and can perform miracles for backgrounds and sense of immersion into the scenes. Seats are comfortable but you are quite comfy with your neighbour. They allow food and drinks in the theatre while the performance is going on. So that's cool. Drink selection for alcohol is kind of limited. 2 reds, 2 whites and a handful of hard liquors . But I did get a cider there this time, that's a most welcome addition to the drink list. Snacks consist of cookies (very good), candies, nuts (bagged cashews etc) and ice cream bars! We saw people dressed to the nines (suits and fancy dresses), and we also saw people in jeans and sweaters. So I guess the attire is personal preference. Myself, I'm sticking with business casual or business dress. If you've made it this far into the review I've got a pro tip for you. If you plan on eating *before* or after the show at any of the restaurants around... reservations. Reservations or go hungry, or be prepared to walk several blocks away to eat.
Went to see a movie during tiff and the movie screening was horrible. The theatre was not designed to watch movies. I was sitting at the fourth row centre and the sound was had a lot of echo to it. I watched a movie the previous year in the balcony and the sound just as bad. The picture is good if you are close enough. But if you are in the balcony, the image can be very small and skewed if you are at the side. The Princess of Wales theatre is used for gala and to red carpet events. It seats a lot of people and the decor and ambiance is excellent for movie debuts. This theatre is great for seeing the stars and talent live. Watching movies in this theatre is a very distant second.
The last time I went to Princess of Wales Theatre was 1993, twenty-five years ago when 'Miss Saigon' premiered. This time we saw 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 'which I initially thought was too juvenile for my liking. I was pleasantly surprised when I got immersed in the simple and gripping story of a young boy and his love for all-things-sweet. The tale deals with concepts that even mature viewers can relate to. The cast was wonderful, most of which were Americans (unfortunately, we have yet to cultivate home-grown talents). The theatre was clean and organized. The refreshments are well-priced. The servers and staff were efficient and friendly. Kudos to the Mirvishes, another 25 years is more than likely!
First half dragged in the middle. Could have been edited down. Large cast with lac lustre choreography in middle. Puppets terrific, lighting, stage too. Main characters excellent, engaging. It would be nice to hear who is playing Charlie. Thanks.
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.