Prince Edward Theatre

Jersey Boys is no longer running at the Prince Edward Theatre, it is now at the Piccadilly Theatre

 

28 Old Compton Street
Soho
London
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History

Prince Edward Theatre

The Prince Edward Theatre is based in the busy area of Soho, near to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden with the various attractions they have to offer. The building dates back to 1930, when it was opened under the design of Edward Stone with a production of the musical Rio Rita. The theatre has undergone numerous transformations since its debut performance, such as in 1935 when the building was converted into a cabaret hall known as the London Casino, or in 1942 when it became a club for servicemen under the name Queensberry All Services Club. Later in 1954 the theatre was converted into a cinema and remained as such until 1978, when it was reopened as a theatre under its present name with the premiere of the musical Evita, starring Elaine Page and David Essex. In the following decades the Prince Edward Theatre became well known for its musicals, putting on productions of shows including Anything Goes, Some Like It Hot, Crazy For You, Show Boat and West Side Story. Perhaps one of the most famous musicals to take to the stage at the Prince Edward is Mamma Mia!, which had its opening shows at the theatre before transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2004 after a five year run, where it remains to this day. After a stint hosting the musical version of the film Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys transferred into the West End in 2008 and has been playing at the theatre ever since.

Directions

The nearest Tube station for the Prince Edward Theatre is Leicester Square, which is a short walking distance away and can be reached on both the Northern and Piccadilly lines. There are a number of buses that pass through the area and the nearest car park is in Chinatown, although there are also many parking meters in the area.

Prince Edward Theatre seating planSeating

The Prince Edward Theatre has a large seating capacity of 1618 split across three levels known as the Upper Circle, Dress Circle and Stalls. The best seats to see Jersey Boys from tend to be in the Stalls and the Dress Circle and the prices reflect this accordingly, although it is possible to find a variety of ticket prices for these sections depending on how central and far forward your seats are. The Upper Circle is the section to look in if you want to secure bargain tickets, as it is significantly further away from the stage, but seats here can still provide good value for money and a decent experience of the overall show.

One comment

  • kateankers@aol.com (4 years)

    I recently came to see the Jersey Boys at your theatre (which was a brilliant show), but I would like to thank everyone who made my evening so perfect. I am in a wheelchair, and was so impressed by the care and consideration shown to me that evening……so a huge ‘Thankyou’ to you all. Raymond Knight…27 Shakespeare Ave. Andover,Hants.SP103DR

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