Prince Edward Theatre
Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street, London, London, W1D 4HS
Approx. capacity: 1618
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'. In 1935, Stone converted the theatre to a dance and cabaret hall, being renamed the "London Casino". In 1942, stage alterations were undertaken by Thomas Braddock, re-opening as the "Queensberry All Services Club" in 1942 - a club for servicemen, the shows were broadcast on the BBC. After the war, the architects T. and B. Bradock restored the building to theatrical use, becoming the "London Casino" once again - when the King of Yiddish Music Leo Fuld hit the stage. In 1954, the same architects converted it to a cinema, reopening as the "Casino Cinerama Theatre". In 1974, the theatre was acquired by impresario Bernard Delfont, and a new screen installed at a cost of £150,000. Four years later, in 1978, it was converted back to a theatre, by RHWL Architects and given its original name, reopening with the world première of the musical Evita on 21 June 1978. Further renovations were undertaken by RHWL in 1992-93, increasing the size of the stage, reopening 3 March 1993 with a revival of Crazy for You. The ABBA musical, Mamma Mia! premièred here on 6 April 1999, transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre, after a five year run. Owned by the Delfont Mackintosh Group, and with a capacity of 1,618, it currently hosts Jersey Boys which opened 18 March 2008. Until 12 January 2008 it hosted Mary Poppins, before the show toured.
The nearest Tube station is Leicester Square which is around 300m away. Tottenham Court is about 400m away too.
The closest train station is Charing Cross which is approximately 550m away.
Buses that run near the theatre: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453.
There are meters on Soho Square. There is also a Masterpark at China town and Poland street. Also there is an NCP at Wardour Street, Denman Street, Newport Place and Brewer Street.
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.
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.
Headsets are available from the Access attendant for a £5 refundable deposit.
Two guide dogs are permitted access to the auditorium per show. The venue staff can also dog-sit if this is arranged in advance.
General Access Info
For any queries and to book please call 0844 482 5137.
Doors Open: 7:00PM
More information about Jersey Boys tickets
Please Note: A £1 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.
From 14 March 2014 a £1.50 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.
A £2.75 transaction fee applies (this will be added to your order on the payment page)
Prince Edward Theatre until 9 March 2014
Piccadilly Theatre from 14 March - 25 October 2014
Running Time 2 hours & 30 minutes (including one interval)
Age Limit May be inappropriate for 12 and under - Please be aware Jersey Boys contains genuine New Jersey language which may not be suitable for younger audiences - parental guidance advised.
JERSEY BOYS, tells the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
This sensational smash-hit musical is now the winner of 21 major awards worldwide. With spectacular performances of all their hits, discover the incredible sound of a band whose songs defined the musical identity of a nation.
Discover the legendary story of a group of working class boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest pop music phenomena of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Follow the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom.
Featuring all the classic hits:
SHERRY, BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY, CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, BYE BYE BABY (BABY, GOODBYE), WORKING MY BACK TO YOU, WALK LIKE A MAN, DECEMBER 1963 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) and more.
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