A complete guide to the Prince of Wales Theatre in London

By | Posted on 03-Apr-2020

A complete guide to the Prince of Wales Theatre in London

If you’re travelling to the Prince of Wales Theatre to see The Book of Mormon, or you want to know more about the West End venue, you’ll want to read this guide. Book your The Book of Mormon tickets now.

Guide to London’s Prince of Wales Theatre in the West End

Where is the Prince of Wales Theatre?

The Prince of Wales Theatre is located on Coventry Street (W1D 6AS) in London. Situated in between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, it’s in the heart of the West End, near theatres including Her Majesty’s Theatre and the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

How do I get to the Prince of Wales Theatre?

The Prince of Wales is in central London. The nearest train station is Charing Cross, which is a five minute walk away from the theatre.

Looking to visit the Prince of Wales Theatre via bus? These London bus routes will ensure you’re dropped off close to the theatre without having to walk for miles.

Haymarket: 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139

Can I travel to the Prince of Wales Theatre by London Underground?

Heading to the Prince of Wales Theatre on a tube and don’t know where to get off? The nearest tube station is Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly) which is just a two minute walk from the theatre. Other stations nearby include Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern).

When did the Prince of Wales Theatre open?

Established in 1884 and rebuilt in 1937, the Prince of Wales Theatre is named after King Edward VII. Early productions include free adaptation of Henrik Ibsen‘s A Doll’s House and Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, as well as hosting plays by Ivor Novello. The theatre has also been home to stars of stage and screen including Charlie Chaplin’s film The Great Dictator and Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.

Recent shows at the Prince of Wales include an eight-year run of Mamma Mia before transferring to the Novello Theatre and performances of Let It Be.

What show is currently at the Prince of Wales Theatre?

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The Book of Mormon has enjoyed an open-ended run at the Prince of Wales since February 2013. Written by South Parkers Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the musical follows two Mormon missionaries in their attempts to spread the faith in a Ugandan village. Forced to confront their own beliefs before they can win the day, will the Elders be successful in their mission? The multi-Olivier Award-winning musical continues to make audiences laugh all night long, so what are you waiting for? Book your The Book of Mormon tickets now.

How many seats are inside the Prince of Wales Theatre?

Did you know that there’s 1119 seats inside the auditorium? There’s two seating levels at the Prince of Wales Theatre, made up of 666 stalls seats and 453 circle seats.

When you’re selecting The Book of Mormon tickets with Encore Tickets, you’ll be able to see every seat that’s available for your desired performance. With our interactive seating plans, you can also see all ticket prices, as well as tips on restricted view seating and premium seating, meaning you can look forward to a great time at the theatre without worrying about your seat.

Where should I sit at the Prince of Wales Theatre?

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Here’s a handy seating plan of all seats at the Prince of Wales, so you can familiarise yourself with the venue before booking your tickets. As a wide theatre, you’ll have an excellent view of the entire stage wherever you sit.

Still don’t know where to sit at the Prince of Wales Theatre to see The Book of Mormon? Check out our top tips on securing the best seats at the theatre.

What restaurants are near the Prince of Wales Theatre?

Planning on dining out before or after seeing The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales? Why not take a look at some of our favourite restaurants in Theatreland and reserve your table today. If you’re wanting to browse from a wider selection, there’s even more places to choose from.

RestaurantAbout the restaurantReservation Times
Byron HaymarketJust around the corner from Trafalgar Square, they make proper hamburgers, made to a unique recipe of chuck, brisket & rib cap for maximum flavour.5:30pm
Gaucho PiccadillyTheir flagship restaurant plays host to an eclectic blend of spaces, showcasing the finest in Argentinian cuisine.6:00pm
Old Compton BrasserieAn all day dining venue with an imaginative cocktail list, enjoy cocktails from an award-winning mixologist and contemporary British food in a relaxed restaurant.12:00pm/5:30pm
Planet HollywoodIn the bustling Haymarket district, dine in a restaurant that’s jampacked with movie memorabilia and mouthwatering American cuisine.1:00pm/5:45pm/10:30pm