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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 #106 of 317 Activities 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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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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chelsea qc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went to see the musical called the Heart of Robin Hood. It was a very enjoyable comedic musical with fantastic music played by a band called Parsonsfield. This is the first time that I have been in this theatre. It is a beautiful old theatre although there are a lot of stairs to get to the balcony and the space... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Just saw the Heart of Robin Hood and it was a ton of fun but the seats were brutal. The measured leg room between the middle of my seat and the one in front was less than 6 inches. I'm 5'8 and it was incredibly uncomfortable, detracted from the enjoyment of the show.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Just saw Heart of Robin Hood. Thumbs up all around for the show. But as others have indicated on earlier reviews, the theatre seat leg room is very tight and poorly laid out. I'm 5' 10" and felt squished. Even more disappointing was the seat angles. Having someone sitting in front of me that was shorter than me still obstructed... More 

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Owen Sound
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My daughters and I went to see The Heart of Robin Hood. We really enjoyed the show. We sat in the first balcony stage right and had a good view. It is a very nice theater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This theatre is fantastic! The building retains so much of its original features, the acoustics are excellent, and they put on a beautiful show. We saw The Heart of Robin Hood on Jan 3rd, and it was absolutely charming, we had a great time! The seats are a little cramped if you're taller though, definitely go for an aisle seat... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went to a weekend matinée of this production at the Royal Alex and really enjoyed it, what a fun play! We've been to this theatre before and my hubby swore that he would never go back if we had to sit in the balcony seats - they are extremely cramped. This time we booked Orchestra seats (Row J) &... More 

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Webster, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great Show! Amazing rope work and gymnastic work. Fun story. Enjoyed by entire family! Music group keeps the audience's toes tapping!

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Dartmouth, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went and saw The Heart of Robin Hood which was an amazing show. I had never been to this theatre before and I didn't know how it was before I booked my tickets. When I was choosing my tickets I bought the ones which were in my price range and I ended up being at the upper balcony. When... More 

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