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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 refurbishment. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the Prince of Wales Theatre box office open and how do I collect 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.

Tickets can be collected at the box office, and you are advised to bring ID or the card you booked with when picking these up. Advance bookings for future performances may not be available one to 1.5 hours before the start of a performance because ticket collections will be prioritised.

What time does the Prince of Wales Theatre open for a show?

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.

What food and drink are available at the Prince of Wales Theatre?

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.

Does the Prince of Wales Theatre have a cloakroom?

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.

Is the Prince of Wales Theatre air-conditioned?

The venue has air-conditioning to ensure guests are comfortable in the warmer months.

Where should I eat near the Prince of Wales Theatre?

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.

What is the best hotel to stay at near the Prince of Wales Theatre?

The five-star Hotel Cafe Royal is just a short stroll from the 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.

How do I contact the box office?

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
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