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

Map of nearby accommodations: Booking.com

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 4.6 out of 5Princess of Wales Theatre Star Rating

5 Star Rating One of the most beautiful theatres I've ever been to. The setup of the seating has been mastered in the sense that, anywhere you're seated is an excellent view. I often go to the ticket box directly to purchase my tickets and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful, it doesn't feel like they're rushing you or trying to upsell you. Overall, this is one of my favourite theaters and it truly makes you feel like royalty with the grandiose and attention to fine details.

Vidya T - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating Outstanding theater is a great location that is close to all of the action. Convenient public parking steps away at Young Dundas square underground. There are two entrances to the theater and they are clearly marked. There are concession stands inside ti get food and beverages before the show and during intermission. The theater has been meticulously restored and is still one of my favorite places to see live theatre. Depending on the show and its availability try and buy the last row seating, you will have a great view and plenty of leg room. (At a greatly reduced cost for tickets) If you are able to secure tickets for the last row you may want to dress in layers as the top row can sometimes become very hot.

Brett Grassam - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating Great theatre, excellent staff and service. If you’re sitting in the orchestra level, you’ll have no problem seeing the stage from any seat. The balcony is good as well but the last rows can be a challenge. If you’re coming during the winter months, be prepared to coat check as the seats are small and there isn’t much room for you and your jacket. Drinks and snacks are offered inside, they are reasonably priced.

Shiv Kamal - 14 days ago

4 Star Rating 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.

Jeremy Peacock - 1 month ago

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