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Princess of Wales Theatre

284 King St W | Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J2, Canada
+1 800-461-3333
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Motown the Musical

This is a must see show. A perfect venue for it. We sat in the balcony aisle J. Because of how the... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2015
Lesa I
via mobile
Motown the Musical "Outstanding"

We had tickets for an 8:00 pm Tuesday night show. We found indoor parking below the theatre on... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2015
Jim B
Ontario, Canada
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The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat playhouse built by the father and son producing team of David and Ed Mirvish, just a block away from their historic Royal Alexandra Theatre. The Princess of Wales is the first privately owned and financed theatre built in Canada since 1907 - and the first anywhere in North America in over 30 years. Construction began on August 6, 1991, and the building opened to the public with the musical Miss Saigon on May 26, 1993.The theatre was built with maximum flexibility in mind. Its stage is one of the widest and deepest in North America - large enough to accommodate the most spectacular theatrical productions - and its technical facilities are state-of-the-art.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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284 King St W | Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J2, Canada
Downtown West
+1 800-461-3333
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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

This is a must see show. A perfect venue for it. We sat in the balcony aisle J. Because of how the seating is arranged we had a perfect view of the stage. Tickets vary in price so depending on your price range you pick...More

Thank Lesa I
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We had tickets for an 8:00 pm Tuesday night show. We found indoor parking below the theatre on John St. which was very convenient. The show was absolutely outstanding! The audio quality and visual effects were superb, and the talented actors made this one of...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This mainstay in the Entertainment District of downtown Toronto annual hosts a handful of screenings for the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. It is certainly eye-poppingly splendid but there are two negatives that mar the overall experience. One the seats are incredibly snug. The armrests are...More

Thank expo66
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Theater is Old with a nice vintage feel. Parking will be an issue if you don't plan ahead, traffic can be horrible to get to your parking. take the train if you can. Or plan to have lunch before nearby. Parking is pricey, around...More

1  Thank Jaime U
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Wonderful show, great music, and very talented performers. They enabled the audience to be involved by clapping, swaying your hands, and even singing. Show was approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, and could be seen very well from which ever seat you had. The theatre...More

2  Thank ladychrs
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We were in town for TIFF on 09-12-15, and had tix to see Maggie's Plan starring Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke, etc. The theater is beautiful and intimate. We sat toward the back as it filled up quickly. Even in the back, we had great seats....More

Thank Dbamtm
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We saw Motown the Musical at this theatre last night, loved the show, loved the theatre. It was our first time at Princess of Wales Theatre and were very happy to be there. We were in the first balcony comfortable seats and plenty of leg...More

Thank Ramona G
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

A great performance, very entertaining, variety of music, got the audience involved. Worth the trip and money. Definitely would go to see again.

1  Thank CarolNChester
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Went for a performance. Amazing show! Would definately recommend to others while visiting toronto or for those living here.

Thank Meera T
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Saw the movie Black Mass with Johnny Depp at POW . We were at the Elgin Theatre the day before so I must say this theatre needs some updating. It is ok but not as nice as it could be. We found the seats very...More

Thank TamaraB52
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Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Response from Christine L | Reviewed this property |
The third tier, if you can get seats at the front of it shouldn't be too bad, but I think it might also depend on the interest in the show as well as their ages. I generally sit in the first couple of rows in the second... More
23 May 2017|
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Response from gtgal52 | Reviewed this property |
yes you can wear running shoes
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30 March 2017|
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Response from doreenbrad | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember, there is just popcorn, candy and icecream bars sold. We have taken in snacks because of the childrens allergies and there never has been a problem.