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

Currently Closed

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

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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 5Princess of Wales Theatre Star Rating

5 Star Rating Been here numerous times for various shows and most recently saw An American Paris, which wasn't amazing, but was very good. The seats are very comfy and there is a good vantage to the stage from pretty much anywhere, but we always prefer to sit dress circle which is where our subscription seats are located. The ushers are very helpful.

Melissa - 11 days ago

4 Star Rating I don't know about you, but I'm of an age where comfort is becoming more of a priority for me. When I attend shows at venues such as this I get very annoyed at the public in general and their lack of respect for people around them. My mother always told me to go for a pee before we leave the house and not to make a nuisance of myself when I'm out. I just wish that my mother had raised many of the people who go to these venues so that everyone can have a more enjoyable experience. I am frequently irritated by people who arrive late and create a disturbance, people who decide to get up and go to the bathroom or remember to get concessions after they've taken their seat. And then there are those people who talk through the performance. Many years ago I decided I wanted a better experience. Tickets for these productions aren't cheap and I don't think the cost of my ticket should include having to tolerate people who negatively effect my experience. Because of this I always book box seats - i know that my view of the stage is limited, but i'd rather do this than have to deal with rude people. However, thinking I had it sorted, I was confronted by a very rude usher during one performance at this theatre. During the intermission this usher without asking, bought a young girl into our box so she could see what it looked like inside a box. There were empty boxes she could have visited, but instead this woman chose to interrupt me and my husband instead. When the show was over, this same usher very aggressively started to try to herd us out of our box. My husband and I always wait till the crowd has exited so that I can avoid being jostled - i'm not very steady on my feet. But this woman just would not let up and kept returning telling us to leave even though there were many guests still in the theatre doing just as we were. I did write an email to the management about this incident and they handled it very well, but it did ruin my evening after I go to such lengths to ensure that i have a pleasant experience.

J Flo - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating We're patrons of the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque and a frequent visitor to the Grand Theatre in Kingston. We're very well entertained and happy with these two eastern Ontario theatres. However, we have to acknowledge that the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto is several levels above our local theatres in terms of its size and the excellence of its productions. Torontonians are very fortunate to have such a theatre. Our most recent visit was to the American in Paris, close to a three hour show. It was spectacular in terms of the talent and energy of the cast. The ballet dancing was marvellous and we've never seen such imaginative staging.

Stephen Arnold - 13 days ago

5 Star Rating What an amazing venue!!! Make sure to get downtown with lots of time if you have to park. It can be pretty hectic, especially with construction. Expect to pay $15 to $30 for parking. The theatre is gorgeous and grand, nothing beats the talent of live theatre. Enjoy the show!

Dave Schram - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating We went to watch the Illusionists at this venue last December 2017. It was a nice, small but cozy theatre. We had a good view of the stage from where we sat except that the people in front of us were too tall that I sometimes had to strain my neck to see the whole stage. It was nice that popcorn and other snacks were sold at the lounge but it would have been nicer to have it available closer to the theatre doors. The lounge is located downstairs and with my problematic knees I had a little bit of trouble going up and down the stairs. Elevator is available but because of the number of people it will take a while before you can get a chance to get in. The show was good in my opinion. My husband also enjoyed it. Oh and did I mention that the sink and faucets in the washroom were pretty cool? Too bad I didn’t bring my phone went I went in. Hehe. 😊

Nieva Serrano - 3 months ago

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