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
Princess of Wales Theatre cc licensed photo by Simon P

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: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

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

Directions

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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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5

5 Star Rating Always a great place for a show. Great views of the stage, great atmosphere overall. Reasonably priced to boot! Have seen quite a few shows here and always happy

Keith Wilson - 14 days ago

4 Star Rating Decent sight lines even from the cheaper seats. Parking lot gets extremely congested after show with an exit ramp that is so steep it is unsafe with crowds. You risk rolling back into the car behind you. Recommended going to shows here, but park nearby if you drive down. Not underneath.

David Ramshaw - 30 days ago

5 Star Rating Came here for The Book of Mormon. The ushers were kind, and the place is great! I had no problems with the view despite our seats being relativity far. I loved the show so much, I want to see it again 🙃

Dani Pelle - 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months ago

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A one minute overview about the role of the Princess of Wales Theatre in the Toronto theatre scene

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