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Princess Theatre

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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...more
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163 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9990
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Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

A favourite of generations of musical theatre lovers. The oldest continuous entertainment site on mainland Australia just keeps on delivering great theatre. Over the years I’ve seen Jersey Boys,Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables, King and I, Book of Mormon and so many more. TIPS: train...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Recently went to see Mamma Mia at the princess theatre and normally we choose to sit in about the 7th to 12th rows in the stalls. This time we thought we'd give the dress circle a go and we sat a bit to the side...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We have been to the theatre a few times, most recently to see Mamma Mia which was stunning. The theatre offers good facilities, friendly staff, and several service areas. Getting refreshments is easy and hassle free which makes the experience really pleasant. The theatre is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jill B
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Have been to this theater many times, every time the staff have been very friendly and helpful. Seats comfy, toilets clean the only thing that I can say negative about theater's is the prices of drinks and food. Absolutely loved Mumma Mia

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Marion B
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Watched Mamma Mia and really enjoyed the night. Staff were professional, facilities were fresh, and we had great views even from the top section 4th row from the back.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Treaclebeak
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The Princess is a beautiful old theatre. It has obviously been well maintained - or restored as it is in wonderful condition. All the staff we encountered we friendly and helpful. The downside to the theatre we found is the seating - which is probably...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DJS1963
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Went to see this show Thurs 6/9/18 and had the best surprise that I have had for some time. The show was packed with ABBA songs. The players were fantastic and just seemed to realy enjoying what they do. Do not book grand circle if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Virgincruisers
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful venue for the Mamma Mia musical. Seats are quite small & limited leg room. We sat in the Grand circle & had a wonderful view of the stage. Be prepared to walk a few flights of stairs but there are toilets & a bar...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anisinn
Reviewed 28 August 2018

After going to the Princess Theatre countless times over the years, I can say with 100% confidence that it's one of the most beautiful, classic and iconic places that you can go to.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank heirofdurin
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Mamma Mia the Musical. What an experience. Ok some of the performers were probably not known for their singing but overall the cast were absolutely fantaaarstic - just go see it.......

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul B
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Merryn G
7 November 2018|
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Response from Virgincruisers | Reviewed this property |
If you can take unrestricted seats. We were in dress circle up stairs left near back and had great view and acoustics were great. A bit dearer but we were not disappointed.
14 August 2018|
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Response from Rhonda J | Reviewed this property |
I can recommend City Limits, it's in lane way next to theatre, it would be only 100meters away, and plenty of eating places close by too, hope this helps you.
6 January 2018|
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Response from SuzePeth | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I prefer seats upstairs in the dress circle as I am short and stall seats tend to not be tiered - just my preference really.