The Price Edward Theatre originally opened in London in 1930, but was soon reimagined as a cabaret restaurant known as the London Casino. After periods of hosting pantomines and then functioning as a cinema, the theater reopened in 1978 with a performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Evita. It was completely refurbished in 1992, when the stage was enlarged, the auditorium was renovated and redecorated and new side boxes were added.
The outside of the Prince Edward Theatre is notable for its design in the style of an Italian palace. Inside, visitors will find arched doorways and a large circular foyer decorated in an art deco style. The stage trails only that of the Drury Lane and Covent Garden theaters in size and the auditorium holds more than 1600. Aladdin is currently playing at the theater, while past shows have included Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys and Miss Saigon.
To reach the Prince Edward Theatre, take the Tube to either Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road. Alternatively, more than a dozen bus routes run near the theater, including numbers 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159 and 453.