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Prince of Wales Theatre

Prince of Wales Theatre London

31 Coventry Street, London, W1D 6AS
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

Theatre Facts & History

Date opened: 27 October 1937
Theatre designed by: Robert Cromie
First production: Review called Les Folies de Paris et Londres
Number of seats: 1133
Other info:Originally on the site of the current Prince of Wales stood the Prince’s Theatre, which opened on 18 January 1884 with a production of The Palace of Truth by W. S. Gilbert and In Honour Bound by Sydney Grundy, and was designed by C. J. Phipps; renamed the Prince of Wales Theatre on 4 October 1886;  ‘Folies Bergere’ style revue shows began running at the theatre from 1932 onwards; final performance at this theatre 16 January 1936; Second (current) theatre refurbished from July 2003, reopening on 10th of June 2004
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