Prince Edward Theatre

Access Information for the Prince Edward Theatre

 

The Prince Edward Theatre is situated in the heart of London’s busy Soho area, on the corner of Greek Street and the lively Old Compton Street.

 

If you are arriving by car you can be dropped off outside the front entrance on Old Compton Street.  There’s a car park on Shaftesbury Avenue which is a five-minute walk from the theatre.

 

If you are coming by underground, the theatre is a five to ten minute walk from both Tottenham Court Road tube station on the Central and Northern lines, and Leicester Square on the Northern and Piccadilly lines.

 

From Tottenham Court Road station take Exit No.1 for ‘Oxford Street South Side’.  As you come out of the station at the top of the stairs go right then right again onto Charing Cross Road.  Old Compton Street is the fourth road on the right hand side.   A minute or two along this road you will cross Greek Street and the theatre will be on your right.

 

From Leicester Square station take Exit No.2 for ‘Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road West’.  Turn left at the top of the stairs and walk up Charing Cross Road, crossing both Great Newport Street and Shaftesbury Avenue onto Cambridge Circus.  Take the second left off Cambridge Circus along the cobbled Moor Street.  The Prince Edward theatre is at the end of this street directly ahead of you on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street.

 

If you are travelling by bus the 14,19,24,29,38 and 176 buses all run along Charing Cross Road, a short walk from the theatre.

 

There are three main double doors into the theatre foyer and one very small step up.  The doors open towards you and are an ornate art nouveau style.

The oval foyer is a deep red, with the Box Office on the left as you enter, and the merchandise counter to the right.  Directly in front of you is the Mozart champagne bar where you will be able to collect both headsets and clear print or Braille cast lists prior to the show.  A £5 deposit will be required for use of the headset.  This will be returned to you at the end of the performance, again at the Mozart champagne bar.

 

Access to the stalls is down 24 steps, using one of two possible entrances in the foyer, depending on where you are seated in the auditorium.  There are also two entrances to the Dress Circle from the foyer, both along a corridor and then up 6 steps.  Staff will be available to direct you.

 

The stalls bar is decorated in a mirrored gold and red art nouveau style, and the Dress Circle bar in silver and gold. This bar has access to an outside decked area above the theatre’s main street frontage.

 

The auditorium is a traditional horseshoe shape.  Its ornate art nouveau décor has undergone a two million pound refurbishment and is decorated with deep reds, pinks and gold. The auditorium seats approximately 1,600 people across three levels of seating in standard fold down seats.

 

The auditorium floor gently slopes towards the stage with no steps.  If you are seated in the Stalls you will enter directly at the back of the auditorium or along a corridor with a lattice work screen shielding the auditorium, from where you will enter the auditorium half way down.

 

Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.

 

Useful information and contact numbers

 

Guide Dogs are welcome at the Prince Edward Theatre, although they cannot be taken into the auditorium and will be looked after by a member of staff during the performance. If you are bringing a dog with you please advise the theatre if you have not already done so.

 

If you have any enquiries about your visit please contact the Theatre Manager, Roger Johnson on 0207 440 3021.

 

 

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