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Prince Edward Theatre

The Prince Edward Theatre opened in 1930, and was named after the then Prince of Wales, who went on to become Edward VIII.

In 1978, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s new musical, Evita, made a star of its leading lady, Elaine Paige. Paige then starred in Chess and Anything Goes, both at the Prince Edward Theatre.

The building was completely refurbished in 1992. Bernard Delfont and Cameron Mackintosh now owned the theatre, and spent over £3 million on remodelling the auditorium, improving the acoustics and increasing the size of the stage. The new Prince Edward Theatre was unveiled in March 1993 with the opening of Crazy for You, a Gershwin musical transferring from Broadway.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Tues: 4:30 - 7:30

Wed: 4 - 7:30

Thurs: 12:30 - 7:30

Fri: 4:30 - 7:30

Sat: 12:30 - 7:30

Prince Edward Theatre
Newton to Shakespeare

Red Square

Leicester square has been home to a number of historical figures. Statues of William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, John Hunter and Sir Isaac Newton have all featured in the gardens, which at the centre, permanently showcases William Shakespeare.

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