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.