The Prince Edward Theatre is a West End theatre situated on Old Compton Street, just north of Leicester Square, in the City of Westminster.
The theatre was designed in 1930 by Edward A. Stone, with an interior designed by Marc-Henri Levy and Gaston Laverdet. Named after Prince Edward (then the Prince of Wales, briefly Edward VIII and later Duke of Windsor), it opened on April 3, 1930 with a performance of the musical Rio Rita. Other notable events in its opening years included the London debut of famed cabaret artiste Josephine Baker, who performed her famous 'Bananas Dance'.
Currently there are no events for the Prince Edward Theatre London .
Selected reviews for this venue:
Jersey Boys - Prince Edward Theatre (08/10/12) - Great Show!
Went to this show not really thinking I knew many of the Four Seasons songs, turns out I was wrong! Knew pretty much all of them, it's a great show, and follows the bands journey from their beginnings to when they hit the big time. You'll laugh and cry.
Address: Prince Edward Theatre
28 Old Compton Street,
Leicester Square (300m)
14, 19, 38
Meters on Greek Street.
Master Park at China Town and Poland Street.
NCP at Wardour Street, Denman Street, Newport Place and Brewer Street.
Discounts available for all disabled theatregoers and their companions.
0844 482 5137
Headsets are available from the Access attendant for a £5 refundable deposit.
2 guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Our access attendant can also look after them if this is more convenient.
Entrance to the auditorium through a double EXIT door opening outwards on Greek Street, then up a very short ramp to Box 1 where there are 2 spaces for wheelchair users and 2 companions. Transfer seating is available to row A. The theatre is able to store a maximum of 2 wheelchairs and one scooter per performance, next to the EXIT door.
Men's and women's at all levels
Adapted toilet on right-hand side of foyer. Patrons requiring the adapted toilets need to go out of the exit on Greek Street and back to the foyer entrance on Old Compton Street. Staff are happy to assist if required.
5 licensed bars. The access attendant can bring drinks to disabled customers. The Mozart Bar is situated in the foyer at street level. Dress Circle Bar (with balcony) is up 27 steps from the foyer. Stalls Bar is down 46 steps. There is a Soft Drinks Bar at Stalls level (down 24 steps) and a further bar at Grand Circle level.
An Access rate is available for wheelchair users and Patrons who have specific access requirements. To discuss your visit and availability please call 0844 482 5137
Delfont Mackintosh Theatres knows that communication is KEY.
We want all our patrons to have a good experience while in our theatres, so we now have a visual tool for parents and careers to use with children and adults on the autistic spectrum and/or with learning difficulties.
We have been researching the benefits of using social stories and would like to offer a social story for a visit to Prince Edward Theatre. We know that people with autism find social situations difficult and understand that we are all unique.