Prince Edward Theatre

Prince Edward Theatre London

History of the Prince Edward Theatre

The Prince Edward (named after the then Edward, Prince of Wales) was built during a time of intense theatrical venue activity with the Cambridge, the Whitehall, the Phoenix and the re-built Adelphi all opening their doors in the same year, 1930. Built on the site of a major drapers shop called the Emporium, the Prince Edward was designed by Edward Stone and constructed by builders Griggs and Sons.

The Prince Edward Theatre opened with a production called Rio Rita produced by Florenz Ziegfeld (of Ziegfeld Follies fame) and immediately got off to a difficult start. The Broadway transfer was not a hit with London theatre goers and subsequently the venue struggled.

The theatre underwent several transformations and was renamed The Radio Theatre, the London Casino, the Queensbury All Services Club and the Casino Cinema.

The venue eventually returned to its first title, the Prince Edward in 1978 when it also housed a new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical called Evita. The musical was to prove a phenomenal success and ran for a total of eight years.

Landmark productions also include Chess (1986), Mamma Mia (1999), Mary Poppins (2008) and Broadway smash hit musical Jersey Boys (2008).

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Travel Details

The Prince Edward Theatre can be found in the heart of London's Theatreland on historic Shaftsbury Avenue adjacent to Chinatown, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.

The theatre is on main bus routes that run down Shaftsbury Avenue, around Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross Road including 14,19, 22B, 38,53,88,94 and 159.

It is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). The nearest car parks are Denman St, Brewer St Car Park and Masterpark - Chinatown, Newport Place.

If you use the Q-Park scheme in conjunction with London theatres you may get a reduction of up to 50% on parking in the West End. The nearest participating car park can be found in Poland St, Soho.

Piccadilly Tube 0.2 miles 1 minute walk.
Leicester Square Tube 0.3 miles 6 minute walk.
Oxford Circus Tube 0.5 miles 10 minute walk
Charing Cross Tube and Mainline Station 0.6 miles 12 minutes walk

Prince Edward Theatre London
28 Old Compton St, London W1D 4HS

Prince Edward Theatre London Seating Plan

The man entrance to the Prince Edward Theatre can be found on Shaftsbury Avenue in the heart of London's Soho district. The theatre has a capacity of 1,650 seats all offering different viewing experiences for varying budgets.

Access Information

Infra-red systems are available from the box office for sound amplification for patrons with hearing impairment.

There are spaces available for two wheelchair users and companions in Box No.1. Adapted toilet facilities are available by the foyer at the entrance to the theatre on Old Compton Street.

The management kindly apologises for lack of facilities in the bar areas but drinks can be ordered from the auditorium and brought to disabled patrons where they are seated.

2 guide dogs are allowed per performance and a member of staff can sit with guide dogs outside of the auditorium should this service be requested.

The access entrance to the theatre can be found on Greek St and a member of staff will be on hand to escort patrons to the entrance.

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