History of Prince of Wales Theatre

The Prince of Wales Theatre is located in Leicester Square. Named after the prince who later became King Edward VII, it is currently home to The Book of Mormon which opened in the West End in 2013. Gracie Fields laid the foundation stone for the current building of the Prince of Wales in 1937.

The theatre screened the premiere of Charlie Chaplin’s controversial film The Great Dictator in 1941. The manager was fined for screening the film, as it was banned at the time. The theatre hosted Barbara Streisand in her legendary role as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl in 1966.

Where is Prince of Wales Theatre

31 Coventry Street London W1D 6AS