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Roy Thomson Hall

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Address: 60 Simcoe St. | (at King St. W.), Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5, Canada
Phone Number: 416 593 4822
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6:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:30 am
Description: This curved glass structure, a downtown architectural landmark, is a...
This curved glass structure, a downtown architectural landmark, is a well-known concert hall.
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A+ Symphony Hall

Roy Thomson Hall is an excellent venue for orchestral performances and special guest appearances e.g. saw YoYo Ma and Botticelli among others . Seats are great with unobstructed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Roy Thomson Hall is an excellent venue for orchestral performances and special guest appearances e.g. saw YoYo Ma and Botticelli among others . Seats are great with unobstructed views. The resident Toronto Symphony Orchestra always provides for an entertaining evening.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have been to many performances at the TSO over the years, and while we always sit in the balcony, we are seldom disappointed with the sightlines, or the acoustics, and we have sat stage left, right and centre. The only time felt there was a problem, I attributed it to the performer - a guest singer with the TSO... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Roy Thompson Hall never disappoints. I really enjoyed the singers and the choir. Let us not forget the conductor. He is always a HOOT! All they need now is to add some aerialists, then it would be on and poppin'. This performers for this show were all talented vocalists with great artistry and performance dynamics. Roy Thompson Hall, you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I just attended the Toronto Symphony's performance of Mahler's 2nd Symphony. Complete with chorus and extra brass and woodwinds it was a great performance. Peter Oundjuin conducting was outstanding. The sound in the hall was terrific and there isn't a bad seat anywhere.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This interesting looking concert hall was recently renovated to improve the acoustics. TSO performances are frequent, including an annual presentation of Handel's Messiah which was my last trip there. To attend on the cheap, sit in the choir loft. You hear everything and despite the "cheap seats" you get a great view of the performers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I had not been to RTH for several years, and found it confusing at first to find my way to my seat. However, after the first time, it was quite logical, although there are lots of stairs. It reflects the era when ease of access was less important when designing public spaces. I attended one of a series of concerts... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We attended an orchestra event and were very pleased with the parking nearby, the beauty of the auditorium and our seats. The place itself is not very accessible, there are stairs everywhere. We found that there are employees at every turn to help visitors navigate the hall to their seats. You are only allowed to enter between performances, which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went there for the Bill Maher show, which was awesome. Parking under the building was convenient, but slow to exit, so next time, we'll grab a drink before we head out. Seats were at a funny angle, and not much leg and foot room. Both of us felt achy after the show was over. The bars had slow lines... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Yesterday my husband and I went to see a very relaxing concert, Tonny Bennett. we enjoyed it very much.

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Attended: March 13, 2015 My wife and I went to RTH to see Glenn Miller to celebrate our anniversary. I guess this review should be more about the theatre than the show. The staff were helpful and courteous, especially considering that so many of the audience were quite old and often physically challenged. The venue was well lit, clean and... More 

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