Princess of Wales Theatre Toronto

The elegant Princess of Wales Theatre combines an ingenious blend of modern and traditional theatre design

Princess of Wales Theatre
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Opened in 1991, the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto features a blend of the best concepts in theatre design from the last 200 years.

The theatre accommodates up to 2000 guests in comfortable seats, all of which are within 85 feet of one of the largest stages in the continent. There are three seating levels including two horseshoe shaped balconies.

The interior design is finely crafted with terrazzo floors, luminous mosaics of tile and glass, custom made light fixtures, much woodwork of a rare imported mahogany and 10,000 square feet of colourful murals by renowned artist Frank Stella. All of this was accomplished on a very compact plot of land in Toronto's entertainment district.

The Princess of Wales Theatre combines the best of both traditional and modern theatre design to provide an ideal setting to view your favourite play or musical production. For additional information about the Princess of Wales Theatre and upcoming concerts and events see the official website.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes; Varies by event

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 300 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1J2, Canada

Phone: (416) 872-1212

Official Website: Princess of Wales Theatre


TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-SpadinaSt. Andrew Station5 MInutes

How to get to Princess of Wales Theatre by TTC Subway

No buses needed. From St. Andrew Station walk about 3 blocks west along King Street. The Princess of Wales Theatre is on the north side of King Street West a few buildings farther west from the Royal Alexandra Theatre

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Rated 4.4 out of 5

2 Star Rating Seating is extremely cramped and uncomfortable. Worst of any theater I've been to in Toronto. Being in the most cramped airplane you can imagine would be better than these seats and it impacts your enjoyment of the night. There were a few technical issues with the sound during the show, which was very distracting. Staff were friendly. The atmosphere could use updating. Finally, there's only a single elevator but countless flights of stairs required to get to the balcony level.

Gerry Arnoth - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating A world class theatre, have enjoyed every performance I've seen here. Most recently, Book of Mormon was amazing and despite being at the back of the orchestra level, the sight lines were great! Also, I love being able to pre-order drinks for the intermission.

Jared P. - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Very nice venue. Classy looking place in a part of the city that's very easy to reach. The drinks and food from the lounge were reasonably priced and the seats were quite comfortable. Seats in the orchestra section might be a bit tight for taller people, but overall it was great.

David McGuinness - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Recently saw 'The Book of Mormon' here. First time in this venue and it was a great experience. Sat way up in the balcony but enjoy the show all the same. Seats were comfortable (granted you weren't jostling with your neighbour for the armrest). Couldn't comment if it was the sound crew or the sound system but there were times during the more cacophonous musical numbers that I couldn't make out the vocals too clearly over the band.

Michael Nortei - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Great venue. Upper circle area has 3 rows of seats without the regular segmentation that Broadway and West End theatres have. It makes it so that those in the centre must try to awkwardly shuffle past about 20 people who are already seated. I'd recommend creating proper aisles in that area.

Brendan McGowan - 1 month ago


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