UK – London – Prince Edward Theatre

Dates: 1930 – present

  • 1930 – Named The Prince Edward Theatre (named after the then Prince of Wales). Opened 3 April 1930.
  • 1935 – Converted to a dance and cabaret hall, renamed the London Casino
  • 1941 – Badly damaged in WWII air raid on 10 May 1941
  • 1942 – Reopened as Queensberry All Services Club, for servicemen. Shows were broadcast on the BBC.
  • Post-War – Used as a live theatre
  • 1954 – Converted to a Cinerama Cinema, later 35mm/70mm single projector
  • ?Bought by EMI and converted to a standard cinema (35mm only)
  • 1978 – Refurbished by RHWL Architects and converted back to a live theatre and renamed the Prince Edward Theatre

A Delfont-Mackintosh Theatre

Official website: http://www.princeedwardtheatre.co.uk

Selected Past Productions

  • Aladdin (27 May 2016 – )
  • Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (18 March 2008 – March 15, 2014) (transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre)
  • Mary Poppins (December 2004 – January 2008) ran for over 1000 performances
  • Mamma Mia! (1999 – 2004) [transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre]
  • Crazy For You (3 March 1993 – 1996)
  • The Hunting of the Snark (Previews from 5 October 1991, Opened 24 October 1991, Closed 14 December 1991)
  • Anything Goes (28 Nov 1989) starring Elaine Paige, Bernard Cribbins & John Barrowman. Directed by Jerry Zaks.
  • Chess (Previews 5 May 1986, Opened 14 May 1986, Closed April 8th 1989)
  • Evita (Previews 12 June 1978, Opened 21 June 1978, Closed 8 February 1986)

Documents


Prince Edward Theatre 
[External Website]
From Arthur Lloyd website

LSI - The Hunting of the Snark (November 1991)
[4.9Mb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International

LSI: Martin Guerre (August 1996)
[8.38Mb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International

LSI: Aladdins Audio Genie-us (November 2016)
[11.93Mb PDF]
From Lighting & Sound International

Mentions of Prince Edward Theatre, London in indexed journals

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