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Prince of Wales Theatre

Prince of Wales Theatre

Coventry Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AS

Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus & Soho Neighbourhood

Access Information

Venue Information

Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge

London Underground

Piccadilly Circus (approx. 150m)

National Rail

Charing Cross (approx. 550m)

London Buses

3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

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.

A famous West End theatre in Piccadilly, the Prince of Wales Theatre, like most of the theatres in London, boasts a history that spans back many centuries. The theatre has a capacity of 1,160 and is a Grade II listed building. The current theatre is not to be confused with the Scala Theatre, which used the name Prince of Wales Royal Theatre from 1865 until 1903.

The theatre was established in 1884 by actor-manager Edgar Bruce and was designed by notable architect Charles J. Phipps. Since then theatregoers have been flocking the auditorium of this historic theatre to enjoy its mesmerizing plays and musicals.

There have been two theatres in the current site of the Prince of Wales Theatre London. The first one was erected in 1884 and lasted until 1937, and its replacement which still stands today.

The Prince of Wales Theatre has frequently witnessed productions starring eminent theatre artists, just one reason why its auditorium is always jam-packed. These include West Side Story in 1999 and Mamma Mia! between 2004 and 2012.

Currently playing at the historic venue is the multi-Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical from the writers of South Park, The Book Of Mormon.

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No steps to Stalls bar (served by lift). Dress Circle Bar 4 steps up and 6 down from Dress Circle foyer. (Stalls bar has moveable seating). Drinks can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Hospitality areas in Dress Circle foyer and 9 steps up from back of Dress Circle.


Adapted toilets in Foyer and off the Stalls.

Guide Dogs Policy

Guide dogs allowed into auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog-sit. Advance notice required.


Stalls x 3

Sound Amplification

Sennheiser Infrared

Access from Street to Foyer

level access

Access From Theatre Foyer To Seat

70 to Dress Circle

Level Access

To Stalls

Air Conditioned


Accepts Theatre Tokens


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