Theatre in Compton Street
Located in buzzing old Compton Street, Prince Edward theatre is one of great marvel. Being home to shows such as West Side Story, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys and now `Aladdin` is what graces its stages.
It was built in 1930 by Edward A. Stone, and it was named after Prince Edward. It opened as a theatre but was soon converted to a dance and cabaret hall called "London Casino." During the war, it became a club where shows on the BBC were broadcasted. Then after the war it was used again for theatrical uses, where films were screened until 1978 when it made a final return to theatre; and when it would have its first musical "Evita" (directed by Andrew Lloyd Weber.)
The theatre is one of great beauty, also the location in the busy streets of Soho, makes the establishment stand out even more. Aladdin has gained a lot of popularity with visitors saying:
"Aladdin was the first ever show I have seen, let alone a West End Show. My mind was absolutely blown, this was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. "
"Fantastic - one of the best musicals I've been too"
"The theatre has a great atmosphere and staff were friendly and helpful. "
How to get there
Box Office Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 7.45pm.
Train: Charing Cross (approx. 550m)
Tube: Leicester Square (approx. 300m), Tottenham Court Road (approx. 400m)
Bus: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Parking: If you're driving into the West End to see the show, take advantage of the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme saving you 50% off car parking for up to 24 hours. To qualify, present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office.
There is also parking available at Meters at Soho Square (approx 200m) and NCP at Brewer Street.
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