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Royal Alexandra Theatre

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Address: 260 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 872-1212
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture, the historic Royal Alexandra...

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 was great, Royal Alexandra was beautiful

What a great production. Started off a bit slow and boring, but it picked up speed and energy and was absolutely great. Would recommend it to all. So much energy, made you want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sydney F
Thunder Bay, Canada

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to see Kinky Boots for our anniversary. It was a great musical, great story! It was hilarious at times but had lots of great messages. The singing, the dancing, the boots all excellent! The theatre itself is beautiful. It is smaller than I would have thought. Our seats were excellent Row O, seats 10 and 11. We found the... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic production! Run...don't walk to see this. Went with a friend. Raved when I got home. Next thing I know, my husband has purchased tickets for the two of us. Yippee! I get to see it twice! BTW, if you get a chance, check out the original movie. Not a musical but a great piece as well. The musical is... More 

Thank Serenitynoworsoon
Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great production. Started off a bit slow and boring, but it picked up speed and energy and was absolutely great. Would recommend it to all. So much energy, made you want to stand up and cheer. The theatre itself is quite charming although a bit tight for seats. The aisles are quite narrow and you do feel a... More 

Thank Sydney F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An exceptional cast telling a great story in song and dance. Well staged, fast paced, good choreography, clear vocals ... a true evening of entertainment! Great seat: first row, first balcony. Drinks allowed in theatre, which was a nice offering. Note: bar is off to the left as you enter foyer, in a small room. Easy to miss. The show... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this building is fine, it is absolutely beautiful, except it prohibits certain people from visiting because it lacks accessibility (unless you're willing to pay through the nose for Orchestra seating). This is a major issue in my eyes, but I don't see it changing any time soon, sadly. Will not likely return because of this.

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience was marvelous. I was really pleased at the way the theater staff accommodated my friend who need wheelchair access. The show was also spectacular. A wonderful experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Theatre is old and the seating was designed for people much smaller than today's average. Try getting an aisle seat. I'm 5'10 and my knees were very uncomfortable. The seats or tight that will get to know your neighbors very well.

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Waterdown, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The theatre is a fantastic venue - historic and elegant without being to 'grand.' Kinki Boots was a fantastic, joyful and energetic show. I would say good for all ages and only the most prudish could be offended. LOVED IT!!

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoy a trip to the Royal Alex and especially like it because it is a smaller venue with an historic feel. I gaze up at the ceiling art and am always amazed. We saw Kinky Boots and Cyndy Lauper did a great job of bringing the film to life as live musical theater. I also like to observe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kinky Boots couldn't have found itself a better host than the Royal Alexander Theatre. Intimate and beautifully appointed...the perfect place for this wild ride!

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