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Prince Edward Theatre

Prince Edward Theatre

Closed until further notice

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Access

Sound Amplification:

Sennheiser Infrared

Toilets:

Please note: the Access Toilets will not be available on the dates between 13-25 August. Mens and Womens on all levels. Adapted toilet on right-hand side of foyer. Patrons requiring the adapted toilets need to go out of the exit on Greek Street and back to the foyer entrance on Old Compton Street. Staff are happy to assist if required.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Guide dogs are allowed in to the auditorium. Alternatively, staff are happy to dog sit.

Wheelchairs:

Entrance to the auditorium through a double EXIT door opening outwards on Greek Street, then up a very short, steep ramp to Box 1, where there are 2 spaces for wheelchair users and 2 companions. Transfer seating is available to row A. Venue is suitable for scooter transfers only. The theatre is able to store a maximum of 2 wheelchairs and one scooter per performance, next to the EXIT door.

Access from Street to Foyer:

Ramp

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat:

22 steps to Stalls, 13 to Dress Circle, 42 to front of Grand Circle, 72 to back of Grand Circle

Level Access:

To Box 1

Contact

Contact the venue:

0844 482 5151 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Bar:

5 licensed bars. The access attendant can bring drinks to disabled customers. The Mozart Bar is situated in the foyer at street level. Dress Circle Bar (with balcony) is up 27 steps from the foyer. Stalls Bar is down 46 steps. There is a Soft Drinks Bar at Stalls level (down 24 steps) and a further bar at Grand Circle level.

Air Conditioned:

Yes

Accepts Theatre Tokens:

Yes

History

The Prince Edward Theatre is one of London’s finest Art Deco theatres. Situated on Old Compton Street in Soho, just behind Leicester Square. Built in 1929 by Griggs and Son and designed by Edward Stone the theatre opened in April 1930 with a production of Rio Rita, a musical comedy by Harry Tierney.

In 1935, Edward Stone converted the theatre to a dance and cabaret hall, being renamed the London Casino. As the London Casino, it was badly damaged in London’s worst air raid of WWII in May 1941. All neighbouring buildings across Greek Street were destroyed.

After serious restoration the theatre was renamed the Queensberry All Services Club, a club for servicemen where shows were broadcast on the BBC. Then in 1954 it had another change of fortunes, being converted into a Cinerama. Then, in 1974 it finally reopened as the Prince Edward Theatre we know today with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of Evita.

Since then, this spectacular 1,716 seat theatre has housed smash-hits like Anything Goes, Some Like It Hot, West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys, Miss Saigon and now Disney’s Aladdin.

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.