Prince Edward Theatre London

Prince Edward Theatre

The Prince Edward Theatre is located in the happening area of Soho, in close proximity to the Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. It brings to audiences all the prime attractions these points behold. It was in 1930 when the structure was built, it was designed by Edward A. Stone and the musical Rio Rita was the first show to be hosted here. Since its inception, the theatre has undergone many transformations. It was converted to London Casino in 1935 that was famous for its cabaret hall. In 1942, it was converted to a club meant for servicemen and was called Queensberry All Services Club. In the latter half of 1954, the venue was converted into a cinema and continued to remain so till 1978 when it was rebuilt for theatrical usage. Its present name was restored and the musical Evita was performed here on its opening night. The show starred Elaine Page and David Essex in the lead.

In the coming decades, the Prince Edward Theatre evolved as a venue specializing in hosting musicals, staging shows of notable productions that included Anything Goes, Some Like It Hot, Crazy For You, Show Boat and West Side Story. The theatre witnessed unprecedented success with the West End premier of the immensely popular Mamma Mia. The musical opened here in 1999 and enjoyed success for five years before being transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre where it continued to run until 2012 before reopening at the Novello Theatre London where it continues to run for sell-out performances in its 15th year.

After Mamma Mia, the musical version of the film Mary Poppins commenced its run here. Following its closure, Aladdin the Musical london made its debut at the Prince Edward Theatre which continues to run at the venue till today.

The Prince Edward Theatre is located close to the Tube Station of Leicester Square. It is easily accessible by a few minute walk and is approachable by the Northern as well as Piccadilly Lines. The area is frequented by good number of buses as well while the nearest car park is Chinatown.

The Prince Edward Theatre can accommodate 1618 audiences at a time in its all three levels, the Upper Circle, Dress Circle and Stalls. The best view of the Aladdin the Musical london Show can be caught from the Stalls and the Dress Circle. Prices for these positions vary accordingly. Ticket prices might vary depending upon the view you catch from your seat. The Upper Circle is ideal for the discounted tickets as it is quite far away from the stage, yet these seats offer you a good return of your money and fair enough view of the show altogether.