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Royal Alexandra Theatre

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Address: 260 King St. W. | (at Simcoe St.), Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9, Canada
Phone Number: 416-872-1212
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Description: A masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture, the historic Royal Alexandra is...
A masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture, the historic Royal Alexandra is Toronto's senior theatre and, at 101, never having been converted to any other use, the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.The Royal Alexandra is also North America's first truly "royal" theatre - "royal" by patent from Edward VII - named with royal permission for his consort, Alexandra, a Danish princess and great-grandmother of the present queen.2013/2014 Season:I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE Begins October 15, 2013ONCE a new musical Nov 26, 2013 - January 5, 2014METAMORPHOSIS Jan 28, 2013 - March 9, 2014THE LAST CONFESSION April 18 - June 1, 2014
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Kinky Boots

Loved the show! Sat on the second balcony, right at the front and loved the show! Seats are not comfortable and we needed to walk around at intermission to shake out the kinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

we saw the musical kinky boots here which was great. but this isnt a review of the show but rather of the theater. the theater preports to be an old,gilded theater however in practice looks old and worn. the seating is uncomfortable and the decor is dated. it could really use a major update.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Just seen Kinky Boots....excellent show spoilt only by the leg room suitable only for anyone less than 5ft tall. Prices were good and sound fantastic but really frustrated and in pain having to sit like that for 3 hrs. Pity!

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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the show! Sat on the second balcony, right at the front and loved the show! Seats are not comfortable and we needed to walk around at intermission to shake out the kinks (lol) but the theatre is wonderful, historic and has no bad seats! I look forward to another show at this theatre soon!!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This theatre was built just over 100 years ago, and is most impressive! It has about 1500 seats (not including the orchestra pit!) with two balconies. We went for a musical, and the place was sold out, but its layout is good enough to handle having a small town's worth of people for a show. Good sightlines, excellent sound system,... More 

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Belle River, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I looked the original movie and was interested in seeing the musical production. I was fortunate enough to see it first in January 2015 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. I feel in love at that time. Some family members wanted to see it who live near TO. Everyone loved the performance. The theatre is a little dated and for... More 

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Oshawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went to see Kinky Boots at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The show was fantastic. The lead character, Lola, was outstanding. The seats are comfortable to sit on but there isn't a lot of leg room. Our seats were on the left hand side of the lower balcony. They were great seats. Drinks and snacks are available for a cost as... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had tickets to Kinky Boots last night! Best show i've seen this year! very entertaining! Lead character (Lola) was an amazing singer, performance!! Seats not the best - on the floor (Orchestra) and seats not really inclined enough (old theater) so i had tall person blocking my view! plus not the best seats for tall people! but not a large... More 

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Gananoque, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This theatre REALLY needs a facelift. Economy seats in an aircraft are roomier! Seats are ripping and falling apart and very close together. If you are taller than 5'4" - get an aisle seat - or a balcony seats with leg room. View was awesome - but time to reno!

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Listowel, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited the theatre this month to watch Kinky Boots (a fantastic musical). Ended up in the second balcony. While the seats themselves were a bit hard (maybe softer in the higher end sections?) it did get a tad uncomfortable by the second act. But when it comes to acoustics, this beautiful old theatre sounds great. Perfect venue for a musical.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is an old historical theatre where Mirvish runs a lot of top-rated shows, including first-run and touring plays and musicals. It is beautiful inside but is small - going in and at intermission it is very crowded and hard to move. Washrooms are limited which always results in the proverbial ladies' room lineups. However, the sound and production at... More 

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