The Prince of Wales Theater, located in Coventry Street, near Leicester Square in London, is one of the oldest and most popular theatres in West End. The original venue, called the Prince Theatre, was built by C.J. Phillips in 1884, with a seating capacity of just over 1000 people. The theatre was renamed Prince of Wales the same year. The theatre’s auditorium is decked out in a 1930’s Art Deco style, stemming from the theatre’s reopening in 1937. The interior tends to follow colour themes of cream, ivory. and gold which highlight the traditional red velvet seating within the auditorium. Being one of the oldest theatres in London, Prince of Wales has seen its fair share of notable productions. Some of the memorable productions include It’s Magic, South Pacific, Aspects of Love, West Side Story, Rent, The Witches of Eastwick, Mamma Mia!, and Let It Be.
Presently, Prince of Wales Theater is hosting the 2013 West End production of The Book of Mormon, which made its mega successful debut on Broadway in 2011 before moving to West End. Written by the creators of the cult TV hit South Park, The Book of Mormon has established itself as one of London’s most popular musicals. The show arrived in London to instant success, winning four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical.
If you’re looking to catch The Book of Mormon, our Prince of Wales Theater seating chart has all the information you need.
Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for The Book Of Mormon, London on Headout.
Address: Coventry St, London W1D 6AS, UK
Seating Capacity: 1132
Stalls : 679
Circle : 453
Check out the Prince of Wales Theatre London Seating Plan here.
Now Playing At The Prince of Wales Theatre
The Book of Mormon
“a visionary musical masterpiece...”
- The Guardian
From the creators of the hit TV show, South Park, comes The Book of Mormon, a satirical comedy. The Book of Mormon first opened on Broadway in 2011 in Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York where it was lauded critically and broke many box office records. The Broadway production won 9 Tony Awards from 14 nominations. It was heralded "the best musical of the century" by the New York Times when it opened and two years later, in 2013, it made its West End debut in the Prince of Wales Theater. Upon its debut at West End, it was nominated for 6 Olivier Awards, and won 4, including one for Best New Musical. It is one of the best-selling musicals at West End, and rightly so. Despite mocking various Mormon practices, and having a healthy dose of adult humour, The Book of Mormon is loved by audiences and critics alike, making it one musical that just cannot be missed!
The Book of Mormon follows the journey of two Mormon missionaries who travel to Africa with the mission of preaching their religion. Upon reaching a small village in Uganda, they share their scriptures with the locals but find it difficult to interest them since they who have much bigger things to worry about such as AIDS, famine, and local warlords. The show features hilarious songs like “Hello”, “All American Prophet”, “I Believe” and “I Am Africa”.
The show currently stars Dom Simpson, J. Michael Finley, Leanne Robinson, Steven Webb, Richard Lloyd King, Dean Maynard, Michael Moulton, Ross Carpenter, and Philip Catchpole among others.
The main foyer has level access from the street through double doors. There is a lift in the main foyer that services the Stalls and bar. The Stalls are 22 steps down, and the Dress Circle is 13 steps above street level. Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium, or can be looked after by theatre staff
Transfer seating is also available in the Stalls, and theatre staff can look after wheelchairs during the performance. There is a lift that services the bars, foyer and Stalls, but does not go up to the Circle level.
Assistive Listening System: The Prince of Wales Theatre is fitted with an induction loop at the box office and an infrared system in the main auditorium.
Bar: The Prince of Wales has two bars - The American Bar in the Dress Circle and The Delfont Room in the Stalls. The Stalls bar is accessible by lift, and drinks can also be brought to disabled patrons in the auditorium.
Cloakroom: The Prince of Wales Theatre does have a cloakroom in which large bags and pushchairs can be checked.
Toilets: Male and female toilets are located in the Stalls and at the back of the Dress Circle. There is an adapted toilet accessible from the Stalls via a lift.
Wheelchair: Wheelchair spaces are in the Stalls and must be booked in advance. There is space for a companion by each of these seats
- There is a no glass policy in the auditorium therefore drinks purchased from the bar are allowed in the auditorium so long as they are transferred into plastic containers.
- Snacks can be brought into the auditorium but please note that hot food will not be allowed inside.
- The Prince of Wales Theatre is air-conditioned and it can get pretty chilly so please dress accordingly.
- The Book of Mormon is not suitable for children. Please ensure that you make your bookings accordingly.
Tube: Leicester Square Tube Station, Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern Line) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) are the nearest tube stations.
Bus: RV1, X68, 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 168, 171, 172, 188, or 243 to Aldwych
4, 9, 15, 26, 34, 76, 91, 139, or 176 to Strand
Restaurants near Prince of Wales Theatre
1. TGI Friday's: Sink your teeth into a menu of steaks, ribs, fajitas, burgers, pastas, calorific sundaes and other sweet treats along with all the other gut-busting classics you would expect from a diner style eatery.
2. Angus Steakhouse: With vegetarian and vegan options, Bill's is an absolute favourite for those visiting West End. With some seriously delicious options, this one's perfect for a quick bite before your show.
3. Caffe Concerto: Elegant Italian chain with a menu of mains, traditional dishes, salads and baked items.
4. XU: The flavours of Taiwan, from teas to full meals, served in a wood panelled take on 1930s Taipei.
5. Planet Hollywood: Tourist-friendly, Hollywood-inspired American restaurant with cinema memorabilia and cocktail bar.
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