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Prince of Wales Theatre London

Prince of Wales Theatre, London - The Home of The Book of Mormon

About the Prince of Wales Theatre

The Prince of Wales Theatre has existed in the heart of Piccadilly Circus since 1884, and was formerly known as The Princes Theatre. In its early years, the theatre proved so popular that it was demolished, to be rebuilt with a larger capacity. The current building opened in 1937 with a brand new Art Deco style, designed by Robert Cromie, whose other projects include the Eventim Apollo and the Royal Court's mid-century interior reurbishment. The building was granted Grade II listed status in 1999.

In 2004 extensive refurbishment took place to further increase the theatre's capacity. The auditorium was rebuilt, new bars were added and the stage facilities were modernised. The tower that tops the venue's roof, which has become a recognisable London sight, was refurbished and fitted with LED lighting for a bright, modern look.

The Prince of Wales Theatre is currently owned by Delfont Mackintosh and houses the Delfont Room, which stages concerts and performances throughout the year. The main stage has traditionally been hosted musical comedies, with past productions including Funny Girl and Sweet Charity. The theatre has been home to The Book of Mormon since 2013.

Plan Your Visit

The venue opens around one hour before the show starts. The auditorium and bars should open at the same time. It is worth arriving as early as possible to purchase a drink and any merchandise you would like and enjoy the Art Deco interior before taking your seat.
There is a cloakroom at the venue that operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Coats and small bags can be stored for a fee of £1 per item but large bags and suitcases cannot be stored. It is recommended that you avoid bringing large items into the venue.
There are two bars in the theatre – the American Bar for Dress Circle patrons and the Delfont Room for Stalls ticketholders. The bars serve a range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, as well as confectionery, snacks and ice creams. No hot food is permitted anywhere inside the venue. Interval drinks can be pre-ordered when you arrive to avoid queues.
If you're in a rush, head across the road and grab a burger at Shake Shack or Five Guys. Alternatively, try Busaba for delicious Thai cuisine, which is just five minutes away from the theatre. The pre-theatre menu at Duck & Waffle is also popular with patrons and is just five minutes away.
The five-star Hotel Cafe Royal is just a short stroll from the Prince of Wales Theatre and is guaranteed to make your visit extra-special. For a more budget option, consider the Premier Inn Leicester Square and the nearby Z Hotel Trafalgar which both have a range of affordable rooms.

Help Booking Tickets

The box office is open from 4.30pm - 7.30pm Monday to Thursday and 11.30am - 7.45pm Friday to Saturday. The venue is closed on Sundays.
You can call the box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm on 0344 482 5151. Other contact details and box office information can be found at princeofwalestheatre.co.uk.
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