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Princess Theatre

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Address: 163 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9299 9990
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

Melbourne’s iconic Princess Theatre is regarded by many as Melbourne’s most...

Melbourne’s iconic Princess Theatre is regarded by many as Melbourne’s most spectacular landmark. Dating back as far as 1854, the theatre was purchased by Marriner Theatres in 1986 and plans were immediately put in place for its total refurbishment to ensure its future viability as a live theatre venue. The Princess Theatre reopened in 1989 with the musical ‘Les Miserables’ followed by ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ which established a new record for the longest-running show ever staged in Victoria. Today, it continues to host some of the world’s most renowned theatre productions.

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Beautiful theatre

I've seen two shows here (Anything Goes (2015) and The Book of Mormon (2017). The theatre is beautiful and I haven't had an issue with seating - I've been able to see the whole... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've seen two shows here (Anything Goes (2015) and The Book of Mormon (2017). The theatre is beautiful and I haven't had an issue with seating - I've been able to see the whole show both times and have been comfortable (in the stalls both times). The staff are really friendly and serve quickly but I would recommend pre-ordering drinks... More 

Thank Elyse S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A really nice venue to see Book of Mormon. Absolutely amazing show. Not suitable for children due to language. If your not easily offended by religious themes it will keep you laughing the whole way through

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the slightest 'crack' in your religious faith. If you have a slightly 'challenged' sense of humour. You need to see this show. It's the best 'uplifting therapy' money can buy. I have never seen so much talent on one Australian stage. You will need a box of Kleenex and a change of underwear - for all the... More 

Thank Antony M
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Off to the show last night at the princess theatre .Ido like this theatre as you do get enough leg room ,and the seats are very comfortable,you can pre order your drinks for interval a great time saver .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Book of Morman at the Princess Theatre. It was a really enjoyable experience just being there. The building is beautiful with ornate decorations and lovely chandeliers. Stage was easy to see despite us being near the rear of the theatre. The seats were a little uncomfortable and a tight squeeze. Glad I am not six feet tall! All in... More 

Thank Aussiechrissy
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked to see The Book of Mormon whilst I was holidaying in Australia, I'm so glad I did, the whole entire cast was talented! I've been to quite a few musicals, but this was absolutely the best casted one, every single actor was amazing, still got chills thinking about it. So funny, and probably the best one I've seen. The... More 

Thank Ruffles87
NSW, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a huge mistake and turned up to Book of Mormon one night late. Despite a full house, the helpful staff accommodated us anyway at no extra cost. They saved our entire trip to Melbourne. Thank you to the team at Princess Theatre.

Thank Matt005NSW_Australia
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the Book of Mormon and the show was fantastic!!! But the Princess Theatre almost spoilt the whole experience. The seats are cramped and extremely small. I was completely squashed because a large person was sitting next to me. Poor vision in the stalls but the WORST was the 'guard' making all women waiting to use the bathroom queue and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just saw the Book of Mormons which was excellent. I would recommend you take a cushion with you or carry a coat to sit on. The seat that I had was so low it didn't give a good view I needed to sit on my hand bag and jacket to get a good view. I did ask the usherette if... More 

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Canandaigua, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Book of Mormon at this theatre. Mormon is an absolute "must see" if your a Broadway fan. This was the fourth time I've seen it and it's still amazing. This is a beautifully restored old theatre with very comfortable seats. As always, the lines are long for the toilets and to get a drink. Large crowds hanging... More 

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