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Prince of Wales Theatre London

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

What's on at the Prince of Wales Theatre

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. 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 Prince of Wales Theatre opens around one hour before the show starts. The Box Office opens from 10am on Monday-Saturday.
Patrons are free to wear anything comfortable and appropriate for the occasion, as there is no specific dress code for shows at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Yes, the Prince of Wales Theatre is fully air-conditioned.
There are cloakroom facilities at the Prince of Wales Theatre that operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons can check in items for a small fee. Items left in the cloakroom will be subject to security checks.
As you enter the theatre, security staff will be on hand to undertake a bag and ticket check. Make sure you arrive in plenty of time as the queue to enter the theatre can get quite long.
There are two bars in the Prince of Wales Theatre – the American Bar for dress circle patrons and the Delfont Room for stalls ticketholders. The bars serve a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as confectionery, snacks and ice creams. No hot food is permitted anywhere inside the 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 also 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.
The Prince of Wales Theatre opened in 1884 and was designed by architect C. J. Phipps, who also designed the nearby Gielgud Theatre, Garrick Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre. The theatre is designed in a spectacular Louis XVI style, notable in the classical ornamentation and features throughout the venue. The theatre was most recently renovated in 2004, which included an entire refitting of the auditorium.

Help booking tickets

Tickets are held at the box office for collection on the day of your performance. Patrons should try to arrive as early as possible to avoid queues and allow enough time to enter the auditorium. Please ensure you bring your confirmation email and a form of ID.
The Prince of Wales Theatre box office is open from 10am until 7:45pm on Monday-Saturday for in-person bookings and collection.
The Prince of Wales Theatre box office can be contacted via email on
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) are the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check their ticket seller database to see if they are registered and conforming to STAR practices. When buying online, you should also check for the padlock in your browser URL bar to ensure the connection is secure.
The Prince of Wales Theatre's auditorium, along with its bar spaces and VIP rooms can be hired for private and corporate events. For full details of pricing and what the theatre can offer email
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