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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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If only the seats were cmnfortable!!! Kinly Boots is a must see!

We saw Kinky Boots on June 20th and really enjoyed the show. Good idea to read the lyrics before going to the theatre. I didin't and I was sorry and it is somewaht difficult... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Atlanta, GA
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We saw Kinky Boots on June 20th and really enjoyed the show. Good idea to read the lyrics before going to the theatre. I didin't and I was sorry and it is somewaht difficult to make out the words to the songs. The music is not as memorable as the decor, costumes and dancing. The role of Lola is played... More 

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kesrock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The seats at this theatre are close together. My knees were very close to the persons head in front of me and I am only 5'6" tall. Be aware if you are tall. The seats all have a good view.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The historic Princess of Wales theatre is a great place to go, although in the first balcony the seats are very close together. The musical "Kinky Boots" is lively and a lot of fun although the opening scene was a bit sketchy - the singing was a bit off key and the dancing was a bit simplistic - but only... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have never been to a show in Toronto, so I was excited to see Kinky Boots at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The theatre itself is genuinely old, which gives it a certain charm that other theatres do not have. The seats were not the most comfortable, but they were good enough for a two hour show, with interval. We... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A real antique theatre . Amazing wonderful space . Is able to achieve grandness and coziness at the same time . Beautiful inside and out .

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London, On
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a great venue with good seating, and is a "short in depth" theatre so that even in the balcony one is not miles from the stage! The theatre is starting to show some wear from its last reno. but that does not detract from staff nor the productions which are top rate. We were there to see Dame... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wow!! not only the actors managed to provide a high energy level with by incorporating acrobatic jumps, slides and astounding rope moves into presenting the story, but the band was kept pace with maintaining that energy level. A tongue in cheek, campy but thoroughly amusing show. Found myself completely engaged throughout. There are some profound moments which are suprising and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We recently had the pleasure of attending the Heart of Robin Hood a marvelous take on the old take from the rich and give to the poor. The cast was stellar with perfect timing and creative use of carpet and ropes. This troupe will be heading to Broadway and I am quite sure that the show will do fantastically in... More 

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Address: Address: 260 King St. W. | (at Simcoe St.), Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9, Canada
Phone Number: 416-872-1212
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto

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