Princess of Wales Theatre Capacity
The Princess of Wales Theatre has a capacity of 1938 seats. Section capacities are 1040 Orchestra, 480 Dress Circle and 418 Balcony. Use our interactive seating chart to view 80 seat reviews and 80 photos of views from seat.
One of Toronto’s larger venues, the Princess of Wales Theatre originally opened in 1993 with the Canadian premiere of Boublil and Schönberg’s Miss Saigon. Built as a sister theatre to the nearby Royal Alexandra, the name honours Princess Diana and recalls Toronto’s first playhouse. Designed by Peter Smith, with interior design by Yabu Pushelberg and artwork by Frank Stella, the venue is a contemporary build, but echoes the intimacy of a 19th century playhouse. Commissioned by Ed and David Mirvish, the venue was one of the first privately-built theatres in North America to be erected in over 50 years, dedicated to housing large-scale touring productions.
Featuring one of the deepest stages in North America, the Mirvish Productions-owned theatre has housed a variety of musicals over time, including smash-hits Beauty & the Beast, Cats, Les Misérables and The Lion King. With a seating capacity of 2,000, the Princess of Wales combines modern and traditional styles, and is designed for comfort and good sight-lines, built across three sections that include the Orchestra, Dress Circle and Balcony.
The Orchestra is the largest section, with over 1,000 seats split into 5 blocks of seating that all offer great views of the stage. The Dress Circle has a more intimate capacity of over 450 seats and offers excellent views of large-scale musicals. The Balcony is a similar size to the Dress Circle and is the highest section in the venue, often offering the most affordable tickets. Two Boxes are situated at the front of the Orchestra, with multiple side-on Boxes available in the upper levels that offer a variety of views of the stage.
• Wheelchair and assisted seating
• Restrooms and accessible restrooms
• Concession stands
• Four in-house bars
• Private suites to hire
• Coat check located in main lobby – $2.50
• Infra-red listening system
• Elevators to all levels
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Good value seats
For those looking to purchase tickets on a budget, seats in the Balcony offer a comprehensive view of the stage for affordable prices, despite the action feeling far away. The very rear of the Orchestra and Dress Circle are also a good option, as the modern build of the theatre ensures good views from most locations.
Seats in the front and centre of the Orchestra and Dress Circle offer the best views in the Princess of Wales Theatre, complete with a premium price tag. Rows A-E in both sections allow you to see the entire stage in impeccable detail, whilst rows AA-HH of the Orchestra allow for the most immersive experience.