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Royal Alexandra Theatre

Address: 260 King St. W. | (at Simcoe St.), Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
Phone Number: 416-872-1212
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Ranked #125 of 611 things to do in Toronto
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: A masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture, the historic Royal Alexandra is Toronto's senior theatre...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

As many other reviewers state, upper balcony seats are problematic (steep staircase not accessible for some, cramped, aisle seats sometimes have a short pole (used for navigating said steep staircase) that got in the way). A lot of the play takes place front stage so, if you can afford it, get better seats. We were upper balcony, C , seat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We went to a showing of Robin Hood.... It was awesome the actors were great ...acrobatics climbing in out of tress into holes ...It was refreshing a new spin on Robin Hood...Funny ,acrobatic and excellent music... The whole ensemble was perfect including the scene...you are well seated anywhere in this theatre.

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Oakville, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Amazing play upper balcony over steep scary towards the end of the play actress mentioned upper balcony is cheaper seat well known to all audience those were only seats left to us to choose .very imbaressing though

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toronto
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24 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I'd forgotten how cramped the seating is at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in the upper balcony. We were certainly not the only people who noticed the lack of space. It's actually quite scary having to walk down the aisle to your seats because of the steepness of the stairs. There are no railings, just poles at the ends of the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a true Valentine to the theater. Part Cirque du Soleil, part dramedy, all entertaining. The huge & gifted cast of actors, musicians, acrobats & talented young people from all performance disciplines give their all to entertain a very appreciative audience of all ages. Great at any time of the year the bright & lively antics of these Sherwood... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I went here with 3 of my friends to see Robin Hood. I'll admit- I was skeptical about how good it would be and my friends were too. I purchased the cheap seats ($29 in the upper balcony, middle). I hate how much extra you have to pay in fees online btw. Anyway, when we arrived, we walked our way... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Good play, fun acrobatics, good band, loved the props and scenery. Don't think showing a man hanging from a noose is appropriate for children in the audience. The seating (as it is old) was cramped and the temperature inside quite warm & stuffy.

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lake Tahoe
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28 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had good seats in this small but lovely theater but the show was atrocious. It was a silly story with silly dialogue. We left at the earliest possibility, 40 minutes into the show. This is the first time we have exited a show before closing curtain. Dreadful!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Several patrons left before intermission. My party of 4 and probably another third of the audience left at intermission. Could not get interested in any of the characters or the plot.

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Do not expect a “Ye olde” English play. The legend of Robin Hood is performed with blue grass jazz, jokes, acrobatics, a thoroughly modern Maid Marion, a vicious hero who blushes and a diverse crew of characters. The performance kept me engaged and laughing. At times it reminded me of a pantomime and I was tempted to boo when the... More 

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