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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
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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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Old and Beautiful

The Royal Alex was opened in 1907, and stands true to that period. The architecture is beautiful, although in need of some repairs/renovations. The lobby and snack bar area on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
travelBUG1953
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Brantford, Canada

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Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Royal Alex was opened in 1907, and stands true to that period. The architecture is beautiful, although in need of some repairs/renovations. The lobby and snack bar area on the main level is small, and should be kept in the lower level for the sake of space, however the Royal ALex has attracted many of the world's greatest theatre.... More 

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great live theatre. Lively music, great cast. Sorry was more meaningful than I thought, taking a plot twist I did not expect. Loved it!

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved the lobby and downstairs bar area of this old theatre. So many reds and golds, and chandeliers were beautiful. It's one of the smaller theatres but that worked well for seeing Kinky Boots. We sat in the orchestra section and could see and hear everything. The seats are squishy and the food and drinks are overpriced but for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The royal Alexandra theatre is a lovely place to watch a show. It's just the right size (not too large but small enough that there isn't really a bad seat in there). Because it's older things are a little smaller than they would be if it was built today (or row width, washroom stalls etc). This time around we saw... More 

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Thank Jen B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kinky Boots! Must See! Enjoyed every second of the show, enjoyed our experience in this beautiful old historical theatre. Our seats were in the top level. Take a moment or two to get use to the angle, but beautiful. Any show would be worth seeing here!

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St.Catharines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful old theatre with comfortable seats. KInky Boots tickets were $130 each for floor seating. The lead "drag queen" performer was very talented with a good voice and a lot of skill. He made the show. The sound was a little too loud preventing one from understanding all the dialogue. Costumes were beautiful and the finale was amazing. The... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently saw Kinky Boots at this theatre. The theatre is a beautiful piece of history & as such leg room may be an issue if you are tall. We sat in the 5th row, asile seat. Our view was ideal & the sound throughout was great. My only suggestion would be to have a coat check on each level. We... More 

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Bethany, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great old theatre. We saw Kinky Boots. It was absolutely amazing. My husband even liked it and he hates musicals. Go see it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just saw Kinky Boots. Beautiful theater. Not too big. There are, however, a lot of stairs to navigate to get to seating/washrooms/bars. A lot of new restaurants have opened nearby. Google "restaurants near Royal Alex Theatre" and you'll see a nice wide variety, at a lot of price points.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This immaculately ornate heritage piece of architecture is a gem of a building. I went to watch Kinky Boots here and loved it. The acoustics are great and everything was audible in the Orchestra section. The only issue is that the seating is tight. You can get very friendly with your neighbour. For a shorter person like myself, leg room... More 

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