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“War Horse”

Princess of Wales Theatre
Ranked #30 of 501 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat playhouse built by the father and son producing team of David and Ed Mirvish, just a block away from their historic Royal Alexandra Theatre. The Princess of Wales is the first privately owned and financed theatre built in Canada since 1907 - and the first anywhere in North America in over 30 years. Construction began on August 6, 1991, and the building opened to the public with the musical Miss Saigon on May 26, 1993.The theatre was built with maximum flexibility in mind. Its stage is one of the widest and deepest in North America - large enough to accommodate the most spectacular theatrical productions - and its technical facilities are state-of-the-art.
Guelph, Canada
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196 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“War Horse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

Fascinating performance. Had difficulty understanding english accents. Got the drift for having seen the movie first. Applaude the puppeteers- incredible!

Visited May 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
“War Horse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Excellent play! Phenomenal puppetry of the life size horses. There is no bad seat in the theatre, very comfy with great sound and very central location downtown.

Visited April 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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“WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

One of the most beautiful Theatre's Toronto can boast about, not to mention some of the most talented performers in the world perform here. Named after the Lovely Lady Diana, set in the heart of our vibrant downtown core. This is a must go to, outing for anyone visiting Toronto.

Visited February 2012
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Oshawa, Canada
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87 reviews
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“Great Venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

Great venue, different shows are always in and playing, right downtown from a variety of hotels and other entertainment!

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Stoney Creek
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105 reviews
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“Don't miss War Horse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

of course the Princess of Wales is fabulous - but there's never been stagecraft to compare with the War Horse cast and staff. Our generation was thrilled with Lion King, and this production just goes a few steps beyond, bringing your imagination never hurts, but a fully sophisticated sense of wonder will be transported...
And to cap the afternoon, we met the great Theodore Bikel in the elevator on the way out, and he consented to a photo...

Visited February 2012
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