Current show : Aladdin The Musical : Upcoming show- Mary Poppins at Prince edward Theatre

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This May, popular London Westend theatre, Prince Edward is all set to play Aladdin. Positioned on the busy area of Soho on Old Compton Street, Prince Edward is situated at 28 Old Compton Street, W1D 4HS. Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden are located at a nearby distance. The venue has some of the finest bars and restaurants.

Prince Edward Theatre is located at an easily accessible location and can be commuted via various modes of commutations such as buses, tubes, taxis and cars. You can visit the theatre via bus route numbers 14, 19 and 38. With an astounding occupancy of 1618, the auditorium is mainly categorised into three levels as Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle.

For those who are looking for best viewing seats, can go for Stall section which is nearest to the stage. This is largest section with maximum occupancy. If you are looking for best viewing seats, then Central seats in the middle of the Stalls are ideal. You will as the part of the show. As compare to other sections, the seats are bit expensive.

Dress Circle is the level which is hanging above the Stalls and categorised into various smaller seating sections. You can have some really clearer view in the middle block. Upper Circle is the final and highest seating area of Prince Edward Theatre. Considerably low prices and requires lots of stair climbing. If you are looking for a reasonable viewing at bargain price then Upper Circle is ideal.

Prince Edward Theatre offers discounted tickets for disabled patrons and carers. The auditorium is equipped with an infra-red system, whereas headset available from Access attendant. Year 1830 marked the debut of Prince Edward Theatre which was designed by architect Edward Stone. The Grade II listed building has occupancy of 1618 and made its opening with flop musical comedy, Rio Rita.

After a number failed production, theatre was transformed into a casino and during WWII, it became Queenberry All Services Club. Since 1978, the theatre again started productions of the show. Some of the popular shows hosted at the Prince Edward Theatre includes Evita, Crazy For You, Some Like It Hot and West Side Story.

Aladdin From 26 May 2016 onwards..Book Now !!


Enjoy the evergreen saga of Aladdin which has been enlivened up by Disney at the Prince Edward Theatre! The show has already created waves in Broadway and now all set to swept off London Westend. The show is a brilliant combination of beauty, comedy and eye catching panoramic views. Casey Nicholaw directed and choreographed the show.

The highly anticipated Broadway blockbuster, Aladdin is all set to make its grand entry to the Prince Edward Theatre. The show is adapted from the hugely cherished movie with the same name. The story revolves around a young boy named Aladdin and his adventures in Agrabah. Alan Menken, Tim Rice and Howard Ashman has created some of the superb compositions.

The Tony award nominated musical, Aladdin is the adventure saga of a young boy and his friends Kassim, Omar and Babkak. The beautiful story showcases the love saga between Aladdin and Princess Jasmine. While viewing the show, you will have some outstanding experiences. The show features some great musical numbers like Arabian Nights’, ‘One Jump Ahead’, ‘Friend Like Me’, and of course ‘A Whole New World’. The lively and vibrant show is full of music and dance.

Aladdin is a must watch for people of all age groups. The two hours and thirty minutes show is recommended for 6+ kids. The captivating and colourful sets are simply eye catching, whereas its griping scrip by Chad Beguelin is full of wit and humour. Aladdin is certainly a must watch for all.

Prince Edward Theatre :

The stunning London Westend Theatre, Prince Edward is renowned for its remarkable large seating occupancy of 1618. The theatre has been categorized into Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle. Stalls are largest with maximum accommodation and also nearest to the stage. Stalls are always the most preferable or desirable amongst the theatre goers. Central and middle stall seats are ideal and hugely popular amongst the theatre lovers.

In the busy area of Soho, Prince Edward Theatre is positioned on Old Compton Street. It is located close to some hugely popular tourist spots such as Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. The theatre is close to lots of shops, bars and restaurants. Thus, it is one of the most visited places amongst the tourists. It is accessible via various modes of commutation such as tubes, buses, taxis, cars etc.

The auditorium of the Prince Edward Theatre is installed with infra-red system and headset is available from Access attendant with a deposit of GBP 5. For both the disable and carers, theatre offers discounted tickets. In the year 1930, Prince Edward Theatre marked its debut. Edward Stone designed the theatre who also designed the magnificent Piccadilly Theatre which is located at a nearby distance.

The building of Prince Edward is Grade II listed and having occupancy of 1618. With the musical comedy Rio Rita, theatre made its debut. The first musical comedy was not a huge success. In the year 1936, Prince Edward Theatre was transformed into a Casino after some of the failed productions. The venue became destination for various entertainment activities such as cabarets.

Theatre was transformed as an arena for the entertainment of armed forces featuring stars such as Glenn Miller and Vera Lynn. Theatre was converted into Casino after the war followed by transformation into movie theatre in the year 1954. In the year 1978, it became Prince Edward. Some of the notable productions are Evita, Crazy for You, Some Like it Hot and West Side Story.


Genie’s Magic is the Heart of Aladdin -Review

Disney’s another spectacular production, Aladdin is simply brilliant. Running with packed houses at Prince Edward Theatre, the show has genuinely created an excitement amongst the theatre goers. From the past two decades, the original movie is playing for innumerable times and certainly loved by multiple generations. With outstanding sets and great ensemble, Casey Nicholaw’s magnificent production has undoubtedly managed to create a stir.

The breathtaking opening of the show promises the audience to get set for another remarkable and enjoyable next few hours. The previous production of Disney, The Lion King has been a huge Westend success with expansion from the original movie by incorporating various other elements and culture of wildlife of Africa. Similarly, the show Aladdin has several expansions from the original movie version.

Dean John-Wilson and Jade McEwan, the two leads have given good vocal performance. The flying carpet in the duet song ‘A Whole New World’ simple upstages and mesmerizes the viewers. But, the real part goes to the role of Genie, which is really unnerving for any actor. The legendary vocals by Robin Williams for Genie have immortalised both of them. It is tough to visualise Genie without Williams.

But, Trevor Dion Nelson has done a remarkable job as a Genie, as he is quite successful in making this particular character his own. He is simply remarkable since the opening of the show and ‘Friend Like Me’ is simply hummable. Other highlights of the show are Aladdin’s friends Babkak, Omar and Kassim and their one-liners. However, the new song, ‘Proud of Your Boy’ does not match in this wonderful show.
~~~~~ By Teams

    Directed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon)
    with music by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast)
    , Aladdin features lyrics by Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast)
    , Tim Rice (The Lion King)
    and Chad Beguelin (Elf),
    who also wrote the book. Featuring the timeless songs from the classic film including A Whole New World
    , Friend Like Me
    and Arabian Nights
    along with new music written for the production, Aladdin is an extraordinary theatrical event you will want to be amongst the first to experience.

Venue Info

28 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4HS

View Map

Nearest Tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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Performance Times

7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM

Additional Info

Running Time:
2 hour 30 minutes
Booking From:
27 May 2016
Booking Until:
26 Oct. 2016
Important Info:
Children over 3 will be admitted, but they must be able to sit in their own seat quietly throughout the performance.
Age Restrictions:
Recommeded for 3+year old.

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