Mamma Mia | London West End
Prince of Wales Theatre - Current Show: Mamma Mia
Coventry Street, London, W1D 6AS - Prince of Wales Theatre Tickets: 0844 482 5115
Prince of Wales Theatre, London West End
The well-known actor-manager of his day, Edgar Bruce, commissioned the first theatre on this site, initially called the Prince's Theatre, it was renamed The Prince of Wales Theatre in 1886. Bruce had made a handsome profit from a burlesque called The Colonel and decided to build his own theatre using this money. The Prince's was flowery in style by comparison with today's theatre. The facade matched the hotel and restaurant next door (now the Thistle Hotel) and the interior boasted a Moorish foyer with a fountain playing and a 'smoking fernery' and 'grotto', complete with ornamental rocks, beneath. It was a traditional three-tier theatre, decorated in white, cream and gold that seated just over 1,000 people. Stronger burnt orange and terracotta colours were used for the drapes and seats - a theme that we see reutilised in the newly refurbished theatre.
The Prince of Wales Theatre is owned and managed by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres Limited who have undertaken the £7.5 million refurbishment programme to give the West End one of its most stylish, spacious and comfortable theatres.
The Prince of Wales Theatre is currently showing Mamma Mia.