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Princess of Wales Theatre
This modern 2000-seat theatre, built by the father and son producing team of David and Ed Mirvish, opened on May 26, 1993, with the Canadian premiere of Miss Saigon. Designed by architect Peter Smith, with an interior design by the (then up-and-coming) world renowned design firm Yabu Pushelberg, and featuring artwork by the brilliant Frank Stella, it was the first privately built, stand-alone theatre in North America in over 50 years – and the first in Canada since the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre, (located just one block away), opened in 1907. The theatre has since become the premier home of classic and contemporary musical productions.
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The Princess of Wales is located at 300 King Street West just east of John Street in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District. It is situated next to the TIFF Bell Lightbox, just west of the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Roy Thompson Hall, two blocks north of the Rogers Centre, the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and one block south of the AGO.
BY CAR: If you are arriving by car from out of town, the Princess of Wales Theatre is just north of the Gardiner Expressway (the QEW, to and from Hamilton, Niagara and Buffalo).
BY RAIL: Visitors arriving by VIA or GO Train can walk to the Princess of Wales from Union Station. It is just a ten-minute walk to reach the theatre, west along Front Street to Simcoe Street, and north on Simcoe to King Street West. You can also take the TTC subway from Union Station [Line 1 (Yonge-University) towards Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station] one stop north to the St. Andrew subway station; from there, it is a short walk, two blocks west, along King Street West.
BY TRANSIT: The Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King Street West) is located two blocks west of the TTC St. Andrew subway station. Visit the TTC website to plan your visit.
MIRVISH PARKING: There are four levels of parking located beneath the Princess of Wales Theatre, with an entrance ramp off John Street. The maximum height clearance is 6 feet 5 and 3/4 inches. Accessible spaces, elevators and access ramps are available. See the accessibility section below for more information.
PARKING LOT HOURS: Subject to change
Monday – Friday: 6AM – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Note: It is possible for the demand for parking to exceed our capacity. Accessible spaces are not available for advance reservation.
MUNICIPAL LOTS: Search for “off-street parking” by location (Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West).
STREET PARKING: Search for “on-street parking” overview by location (Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West).
MOTOR COACH & BUS PARKING: Check the City of Toronto website to find out more about designated motor coach and bus loading areas. PICK UP / DROP OFF: Look doe signage posted on King Street West between Simcoe Street and John Street, east and west of the Princess of Wales Theatre main entrance (300 King Street West).
The Princess of Wales Theatre is a modern building with three seating levels (Orchestra, Dress Circle, and Balcony). It features elevator access to all lobby and seating levels, with options for wheelchair accessible, special access and bariatric seating. Private barrier-free restroom facilities are also available throughout the venue.
The theatre is equipped with the Sennheiser FM assisted listening system which requires the use of headsets that are available to borrow, free of charge (advance reservation required).
See the ACCESSIBILITY page on our website for more information on the building layout, facilities, accessibility services, and policies. Please contact Audiences Services at 1.800.461.3333 to book accessible seating.
The Mirvish Parking garage, located below the Princess of Wales Theatre, includes three accessible parking spaces on P1 level (no advance reservations). Elevators, located on either side of the theatre main entrance on King Street West, service all parking levels, with access ramps and automated doors on P1 (east and west side) and P2, P3, P4 (east side).
You may also find useful information on the City of Toronto Accessible Streets webpage.
The Princess Suite is a private room that is available to rent for special occasions. It is located on the Dress Circle level and features a private entrance from the theatre auditorium, private restroom, bar area and complimentary coat check. The suite can accommodate up to 25 guests, and is available for pre-show, intermission, and post-show event hosting. (Stair access only.) Learn more about Events & Receptions here.
The Mirvish Suite is an intimate private room located on the lower level of the theatre, adjacent to the CAA Lounge. It features a private restroom, bar area and complimentary coat check. It is available for pre-show, intermission, and post-show event hosting for up to 12 guests. (Accessible by stairs and elevator). Learn more about Events & Receptions here.
The CAA Lounge is located on the lower level of the theatre offering bar and concession services and featuring a spectacular Frank Stella mural. The lounge is open to all guests of the theatre, pre-show and intermission. It is also available for rent as a semi-private (pre-show and intermission, 100 guests) and private (post-show, 200 guests) event space. (Accessible by stairs and elevator/ramp). Learn more about Events & Receptions here.
Each level of the theatre features a bar/concession counter that guests may visit during pre-show and intermission – the CAA Lounge (lower level), Orchestra Lobby, Dress Circle Lobby and Balcony Lobby. All levels are accessible by stairs or elevator.
Each counter sells a limited selection of alcoholic beverages - wine, liquor, liqueurs and bottled beer - as well as non-alcoholic beverages, including bottled spring water, soft drinks and coffee. In addition, an assortment of snacks is available at each counter, including cookies, packaged candy and ice cream. Enjoy exclusive American Express Cardmember access to the Priority Bar located on the Orchestra Level / West Side.
In addition to the counters, there are carts set up in various lobby spaces offering a selection of concession items and non-alcoholic beverages, along with rovers who walk around the building selling items (most often ice cream and bottled water).
Patrons may take all products that are sold in our lobby spaces to their seats. Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the theatre.
Bars accept debit and credit cards, Mirvish Subscriber Cards, cash and pre-paid vouchers. Contactless (tap) payment is available for all card payment methods.
For your convenience, a coat check is located on the west side of the Main Lobby. The cost is $2.50 per checked item. Guests who are CAA Members may present their valid membership card to receive complimentary coat check service.
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This 2,000-seat state-of-the-art playhouse showcases the best in both traditional and contemporary design. With dynamic public spaces that surprise and delight at every turn, the theatre features over 10,000 square feet of artwork created by renowned American artist, Frank Stella. Its stage is one of the largest in North America, capable of hosting large-scale, technically-demanding productions. It opened on May 26, 1993, with the Canadian Premiere of Miss Saigon – the first privately built, stand-alone theatre in North America in over 50 years.
The Princess of Wales Theatre is a large, yet intimate, state-of-the-art venue that offers exceptional comfort for guests and technical facilities second to none. Its three levels of seating hold 2,000 seats, yet no patron sits further than 85 feet from the stage. Speaking of the stage, it is one of the widest and deepest in North America and features a huge fly tower – capable of hosting just about any production or event you can imagine. It is an ideal venue for theatrical productions, concerts, comedy, benefits, press conferences, lectures, product launches, private functions and much more.