About the theatre
The Prince Edward Theatre is a theatre situated on Old Compton Street, just north of Leicester Square in the West End of London, England.
The theatre was designed in 1930 by Edward Stone, with an interior designed by Marc-Henri Levy and Gaston Laverdet.
It opened on April 3, 1930 with a performance of the musical Rio Rita. In 1935 it was converted to a dance and cabaret hall, being renamed the "London Casino", and renamed again as the "Queensberry All Services Club" in 1942. After the war it became the London Casino once again and in 1954 was converted to a cinema, reopening as "Castino Cinerama Theatre".
In 1978 it was converted back to a theatre and given its original name, reopening with the world premiere of the musical Evita.
With a capacity of 1,618, it is currently showing the stage version of Mary Poppins.
Evita (January 21, 1978 - February 8, 1986)
Chess (May 14, 1986 - April 8, 1989)
Anything Goes (July 4, 1989 - August 25, 1990)
Crazy For You (March 3, 1993 - February 24, 1996)
Martin Guerre (July 10, 1996 - February 28, 1998)
Mamma Mia (April 6, 1999 - May 27, 2004)
Mary Poppins (December 15, 2004 - )
Current shows at Prince Edward Theatre
News items for productions at Prince Edward Theatre
Archive shows at Prince Edward Theatre