A complete guide to the Prince Edward Theatre in London

By | Posted on 02-May-2020

A complete guide to the Prince Edward Theatre in London

Even though it’s been open for less than a century, the Prince Edward Theatre has been home to groundbreaking productions which have been seen by theatregoers from around the world. Whether you’re visiting the Prince Edward to see Mary Poppins or you want to know more about the venue, here’s everything you need to know. Book your Mary Poppins tickets now.

Guide to London’s Prince Edward Theatre in the West End

Where is the Prince Edward Theatre?

The Prince Edward Theatre is located on Old Compton Street (W1D 4HS) in London. It’s a side street tucked away behind Shaftesbury Avenue, and is close to the Palace Theatre and the Phoenix Theatre.

How do I get to the Prince Edward Theatre?

The Prince Edward Theatre is in central London. The nearest rail station is Charing Cross, which is a ten to fifteen-minute walk away.

Are you looking to visit the Prince Edward by bus? The following London bus routes will ensure you’re dropped as close to the theatre as you can be:

Shaftesbury Avenue: 14, 19, 38
Charing Cross Road: 24, 29, 176

Can I travel to the Prince Edward Theatre by tube?

Want to visit the Prince Edward Theatre by travelling on the London Underground? The nearest tube station is Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly), which is a couple of minutes away from the venue. Other tube stations nearby include Covent Garden (Piccadilly) and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly).

When did the Prince Edward Theatre open?

One of the newest theatres in the capital, the Prince Edward Theatre was the first of five theatres to open in 1930. At first, it didn’t seem as if shows at the Prince Edward would be commercially viable, quickly becoming a London casino. The venue has also been used by the Armed Forces to broadcast entertainment abroad to serving military. The Forces vacated by 1946 and the London Casino came to life once again, this time benefiting from the staging of variety shows.

Shows that have played notable runs at the Prince Edward include EvitaJersey Boys and Aladdin.

What show is currently at the Prince Edward Theatre?

Prince Edward Theatre

It’s one of London’s family-favourite musicals of the 21st century, and now Mary Poppins is back in the West End. Step in time to musical theatre classics with the Banks children, Mary and Bert in their unbelievable adventures. It’s a practically perfect show in every way and simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Book your Mary Poppins tickets now.

How many seats are inside the Prince Edward Theatre?

Did you know that the Prince Edward Theatre is one of the largest West End playhouses? There’s 1644 seats over three seating levels, including 858 stalls seat, 389 dress circle seats and 397 grand circle seats.

Booking Mary Poppins tickets with Encore Tickets? Our interactive seating plans will allow you to see all seats available for your desired performance, meaning you can book the seats you want without breaking the bank. We also show all deals on theatre tickets too, as well as restricted view seating advice, so you can be certain you’ll have an excellent experience at the theatre.

Where should I sit at the Prince Edward Theatre?

Prince Edward Theatre

We’ve attached a handy auditorium plan of the Prince Edward Theatre to the left, so you can take a look at the seating arrangement across all levels.

Still unsure about where to sit when watching a performance of Mary Poppins? Discover all types of seating at the theatre with our guide, as well as the different types of theatre you can visit.

What restaurants are near the Prince Edward Theatre?

Whether it’s before or after seeing Mary Poppins, why not enjoy a delicious meal at one of London’s finest restaurants. We’ve listed our top choices all near the Prince Edward Theatre, but we have even more options on our website.

RestaurantAbout the restaurantReservation Times
CabanaCabana has worked hard to make it feel as true to Brazil as possible, and taken some pride in hunting down items that create just the right feel.1:00pm/6:00pm
L’EscargotFamous for its bourgeois French cooking in the Soho area.1:00pm/5:30pm/6:00pm/10:30pm
Mele e PereTheir seasonal and daily-changing menu is cooked with British produce and exceptional Italian ingredients, made fresh in the kitchen each day.1:00pm/6:00pm/10:30pm
Old Compton BrasserieOld Compton Brasserie is an all day dining venue with an imaginative cocktail list, located in the heart of Soho.12:00pm/5:30pm
Zizzi Central St GilesThe Italian restaurant serves tasty, authentic dishes from pizza, pasta and risotto to salads and indulgent desserts – all in a uniquely designed restaurant.1:00pm/6:00pm