Prince of Wales Theatre

Edgar Bruce, a well-known actor, director and theatre manager of his day, commissioned the first theatre on this site, designed by architect C.J. Phipps and initially called the Prince's Theatre. It opened in January 1884 and was renamed The Prince of Wales Theatre after the future Edward VII in 1886.

After 50 years, the theatre's 800 seats were deemed insufficient for productions of the day and the original theatre was closed and demolished in January 1937. Just nine months later, the newly built theatre designed by Robert Cromie reopened. The seating capacity was increased by fifty percent, the stage and auditorium had been enlarged and improved facilities were available for both public and artists.

The Prince of Wales is currently owned and managed by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres Limited who undertook a 7.5 million refurbishment programme in 2004 to restore the theatre and revamp the facade using the original Art Deco plans.

Prince of Wales Theatre
31 Coventry Street

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Transport / Accessibility
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 14, 19, 22, 38
Wheelchair Access: Yes

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