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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 Rocks

This show was wonderful, and the venue outstanding. This turn of the century theater was renovated in the 60's, and it is fabulous. The balcony has a great view, and you feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Allison Park, Pennsylvania

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This show was wonderful, and the venue outstanding. This turn of the century theater was renovated in the 60's, and it is fabulous. The balcony has a great view, and you feel very close to the stage and the actors. The sound is unbelievable, nice leg room, I'd see anything there!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My friend and I went here to see Kinky Boots. We sat near the back on the second balcony but still had a great view and could hear everything perfectly. The theatre is older but still lovely without a bad seat in the house.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I saw Kinky Boots last night and it is full of wonderful songs and energy. You wouldn't be offended by it in any way. It nis on until November but I am sure the audience will be packed for a while it is so good. The critics in the papers also loves the production.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

great show. so glad that my husband surprised me with tickets to kinky boots. what a great evening. be sure to pre order your drinks for intermission. and they have a second bathroom to the left of the bar that no one seems to know about

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Recently saw kinky boots at this theater. The show was excellent. The theater was comfortable and clean. The theater is close to several parking areas, $5 after 6p!

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great Show! Loved every minute of it. The three lead characters Lola, Charlie and his girlfriend at the end, were fantastic! Everyone was great. The staging and the choreography were totally vibrant and enjoyable. The only negative about the venue is the seating. If you are tall...it is torture. Too tight!

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Cortland, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We have been to many plays in Toronto, but have never been in the Royal Alexandra Theatre. It is beautiful. At 108 years old it is the oldest continuously operating theatre in all of North America. Kinky Boots was awesome! The music created by Cyndi Lauper is very upbeat and happy, and we bought the CD on the way out... More 

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

I saw Kinky Boots here last night and it was a fabulous performance by all! Our seats were great on the first balcony in the centre. The theatre is close to many great restaurants and cafes if you have time to go out before your show.

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Royal Alexandra Theater was about 10 minute walk from convention area. Nice park, restaurants nearby. It is a grand old-style venue with 3 levels. None of the seats seemed tremendously far from the stage. Acoustics were good. It was a bit cool inside the night we went. We saw the show Kinky Boots. It was a light, fun musical with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great evening to see Kinky Boots. Charming old small theatre. Acoustics were great and it was a nice evening. Second row from back of orchestra and no problem seeing play. First row, first balcony would be a good seat in this theatre. Seats were comfortable. take a wrap, it was chilly in the theatre in June. Restaurants near for dinner.

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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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