Prince of Wales Theatre

 
 
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Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D 6AS 
 

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Prince of Wales TheatreTheatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The original theatre on this site, called simply The Prince, had the distinction of showing the first ever musical comedy. The current, rather unappealing building has stood since 1937, its seven-storey tower standing out even in the heart of London. The interior is more attractive, with its sleek Art Deco lines still visible beneath later additions and a wonderful collection of framed playbills and programmes. Although it has had a fairly mixed record in terms of the shows performed here, the Prince of Wales has managed to attract an impressive roster of stars, including Mae West, James Stewart, Max Bygraves, Frankie Howerd, Benny Hill, Norman Wisdom and Barbra Streisand. Rent, Fosse and The Full Monty have all graced the stage here in recent years, though its biggest success to date came with Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Aspects of Love which ran for 1,325 performances.

 

Prince of Wales Theatre events

 
Live At The Delfont Season: An Evening WithLive At The Delfont Season: An Evening With24th July 2014Thursday 28th August 2014 Where:
Prince of Wales Theatre,   Coventry Street      W1D 6AS
Category: event
Ongoing
Live At The Delfont Season: An Evening With
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  24th Jul, 31st Jul, 7th Aug, 14th Aug, 21st Aug and 28th Aug 2014 - 11pm-1am
 

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LondonTown.com - Prince of Wales Theatre Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
1 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Prince of Wales Theatre on LondonTown.com

 
London's Top Musicals

Mamma Mia! Prince of Wales Theatre, W1D 6AS Until 20th October 2012 Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum,...

 
 
London's Top Ten Musicals

Mamma Mia! Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street, W1D Now in its fifth year Mamma Mia! continues to pull in crowds of all ages for a no-holds barred...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Near Prince of Wales Theatre
Thistle Piccadilly Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  40% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Thistle Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy the ... More
 
 
 
W London Leicester Square
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £151  37% off
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
On the site of the landmark Swiss Centre, the W London - Leicester Square Hotel has given Leicester Square a landmark building to be proud of ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £111  33% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Prince of Wales Theatre

Nearest to Prince of Wales Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
Most Londoners have a feeling of nostalgia when they see The Hippodrome, a famous and historic Grade II listed building adjacent to Leicester Square. What was ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Prince of Wales Theatre

Near Prince of Wales Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once was. ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Prince of Wales Theatre

Near Prince of Wales Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 8 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 10 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Prince of Wales Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Prince of Wales Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
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London Information Centre
London > Attractions > Sightseeing Tours
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
The sight of lost and lonely tourists wandering around Leicester Square is already a distant memory. LondonTown.com's London Information Centre, Leicester Square, is situated directly on ... More
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Prince of Wales Theatre

The best shops and markets near Prince of Wales Theatre
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Ben & Jerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
Fosil Fuel, Phish Food and Baked Alaska, no, not a tour of the Natural History Museum but the names that Ben & Jerry have come up ... More
 
 
 
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Lillywhite's
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
24 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
Lillywhite’s probably owes its landmark sport shop status to its position in Piccadilly Circus more than anything, but this would be ignoring its remarkable heritage. Its founders, ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Prince of Wales Theatre

What are the best dining options near Prince of Wales Theatre London?
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Squares
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Thistle Trafalgar Hotel, Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
Squares is recognised as a restaurant that offers high quality food and superior service. Situated within The Royal Trafalgar Thistle Hotel, Squares is ideally located just ... More
 
 
 
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Woodlands
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
37 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
South Indian cuisine. Booking advised for dinner. Vegan dishes. ... More
 
 
 
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The Stockpot
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
40 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
Despite its central location between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, The Stockpot offers traditional English fare at decent prices in the heart of tourist London. With ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Prince of Wales Theatre

Near Prince of Wales Theatre
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 12 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 15 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Prince of Wales Theatre

The best pubs near London Prince of Wales Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Prince of Wales Theatre

Prince of Wales Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wyld Bar
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
In typical W Hotel style, the Wyld Bar on the first floor of the Leicester Square hotel is very cool. Drop in for after work drinks ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Prince of Wales Theatre
Located nearby to Leicester Square, Bar Rumba is a lively bar that's ideal for late-night partying in the West End. Having moved away from its urban ... More
 
 
 
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Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
Hidden behind an unassuming jade door in Chinatown an intoxicating world of hedonism awaits. The Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour is a maze of nine ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Prince of Wales Theatre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Prince of Wales Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Prince of Wales Theatre
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The Best In Stand Up
Comedy | Until 26th July 2014 

Comedy Store SW1Y 4EE W1D 6AS - 0 minute walk from Prince Of Wales Theatre

Scott Capurro, Mike Gunn, Carl Donnelly and a special guest, are welcomed by the MC, John Fothergill, who also has ...More

Open Mic
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2014 

Bar Rumba 1 minute walk from Prince Of Wales Theatre

Share your talents and seize the mic or simply enjoy the other performers over a drink....More

Half Moon Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2014 

Bar Rumba 1 minute walk from Prince Of Wales Theatre

Resident DJs play dance anthems....More

Paco Erhard: Worst. German. Ever.
Comedy | Until 26th July 2014 

Leicester Square Theatre 2 minutes walk from Prince Of Wales Theatre

Social observations and critique of German issues and affairs....More

Ivy Paige: Kiss And Sell
Theatre | Until 24th July 2014 

Leicester Square Theatre 2 minutes walk from Prince Of Wales Theatre

Direct from the West End, Ivy Paige, cabaret showgirl, welcomes you to her Live Music Cabaret Club for a heady ...More

Thursday at Ku Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2014 

Ku Bar 3 minutes walk from Prince Of Wales Theatre

DJs Tasty Tim and Sharif spin electro, disco and house....More

Open Mic Night
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th August 2014 

Brasserie Zedel 3 minutes walk from Prince Of Wales Theatre

Open stage....More

The Late Jazz Jam
Concerts | Until 25th September 2014 

The Hippodrome 3 minutes walk from Prince Of Wales Theatre

A performance of jazz pieces by various musicians from London....More

Tim Redfern A.K.A. Timberlina
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th July 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from Prince Of Wales Theatre

The DJ spins an eclectic set of spoken word, classical, jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary....More

 
 
 
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