Child policy: Children under the age of 3 are not permitted.
Running time: 2hr 30 min (inc interval)
Performance dates: Booking until 29 June 2019
Content: Aladdin The Musical is recommended for ages 5 and up
All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium.
All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Address: Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4HS
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward A. Stone, also an architect for the Piccadilly theatre, in 1928. With interior decoration by Marc-Henri Levy and Gaston Laverdet, the building itself was a success. A spacious art deco foyer greeted audiences, with staircases leading off to the stall and dress circle. Themes of fuchsia and gold made the interior warm and welcoming. It opened on April 3, 1930 with a performance of the musical Rio Rita. Unfortunately it had checkered success with shows, forcing it to change hands and venue uses repeatedly.
The Prince Edward 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 returned to its original name, reopening with the world premiere of the musical Evita. Then just prior to the opening of Mary Poppins in December, 2004, The Prince Edward Theatre underwent some refurbishment to improve the bar areas, font of house facilities, and the dressing rooms.
Nearest Underground station: Leicester Square/Tottenham Court Road
Nearest Over ground station: Charing Cross