Prince of Wales Theatre
Prince of Wales Theatre in London's Theatreland
One of London's best-loved theatres, the Prince of Wales Theatre, has been occupying a prime spot in the West End since 1884. Having hosted numerous plays, musical comedies and, in later years, musicals, the theatre has seen thousands of performances and has been given listed building status by English Heritage. To watch a show in this historic venue, you can buy or sell Prince of Wales Theatre tickets on StubHub now.
Prince of Wales Theatre: an illustrious history
The Prince of Wales Theatre in London was opened in the heart of the city's theatre area on Coventry Street, not far from Leicester Square, in 1884. Named in 1886 for the Prince of Wales at the time (who would later become Edward VII), the debut production was the comedy "The Palace of Truth" by W.S. Gilbert. Not until a couple of years later, however, did the theatre really host a notable production: comic opera "Dorothy". This turned out to be so popular that its revenue was used to build an entirely new theatre for the production: the nearby Lyric Theatre London. The original building of the Prince of Wales Theatre was actually demolished in 1937, as the 800-capacity theatre was not considered large or modern enough for audiences of the day. After a very short construction period, a new Art Deco venue opened in October of the same year with a production of "Les Folies de Paris et Londres". The most recent renovation was carried out in 2004, which saw the entire theatre refurbished and modernised, offering holders of Prince of Wales Theatre tickets an even more enjoyable experience.
Enjoy the view at Prince of Wales Theatre
After the refurbishment in 2004, the theatre reopened with the smash musical Mamma Mia, which became the venue's longest-running production at the time before moving to the Novello Theatre in 2012. Since February of 2013, the popular musical The Book of Mormon London has been playing to a packed house nearly every night. With a capacity of 1,160, seating at Prince of Wales Theatre is split between the spacious Stalls and the magnificent Dress Circle. The Stalls are accessible by lift from the foyer and the central Stalls or front Dress Circle sections are generally considered to have the best view in the entire Prince of Wales Theatre. With several bars and a surrounding area that includes some of London's best restaurants and hotels, you'll be spoiled for choice when deciding what to do before or after a performance. For a special day or evening out, find seating plans, more information and tickets for Prince of Wales Theatre, available now to buy or sell on StubHub.
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