The term “ham”, for a very bad actor who overplays his part, is an abbreviation of “hamfat”, 19th century actors’ slang for home-made theatrical make-up, made of pigments mixed with lard (pork fat).
Each of our theatres - the Royal Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, the Ed Mirvish (formerly the Canon) and the Panasonic - has a unique floor-plan and seating arrangement. To help you locate your seats, find the seats that most interest you, or familarise yourself with the layout of the auditorium, you may choose a theatre below to see the seating plan of that venue. All seating plans are also available for downloa d and printing at home as high-quaiity PDFs. A feature allowing you to see views of the stage from different seating locations is coming soon!