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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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Wonderfully intimate theatre that is showing age

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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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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Holland Landing, ON
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Singing! Dancing! Swashbuckling! A love story! A live band dancing on stage! Acrobatic actors doing all kinds of physical feats! And a story where Maid Marian shows Robin Hood how to have a heart. This isn't fine drama, folks, but it's a heck of a lot of fun. Go see it before it closes at the end of March, 2015.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sorry, did not work for me. It is actually a satire of Robin Hood and I guess, I have seen so many Robin Hood movie that seeing Robin Hood portrayed this way is simply an embarrassment. Although the band was playing nicely, I was expecting that the actors will be singing with a live orchestra. Instead, I find that Robin... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Attended the showing of Robin Hood with a young teen. It was a bit confusing, not sure who the target audience was. At times there was some adult humour and other times there were scenes that were abit squeamish for the young. The acting was very much hit and miss, Maid Marion was difficult to hear at times and Robin... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

As many other reviewers state, upper balcony seats are problematic (steep staircase not accessible for some, cramped, aisle seats sometimes have a short pole (used for navigating said steep staircase) that got in the way). A lot of the play takes place front stage so, if you can afford it, get better seats. We were upper balcony, C , seat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went to a showing of Robin Hood.... It was awesome the actors were great ...acrobatics climbing in out of tress into holes ...It was refreshing a new spin on Robin Hood...Funny ,acrobatic and excellent music... The whole ensemble was perfect including the scene...you are well seated anywhere in this theatre.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Amazing play upper balcony over steep scary towards the end of the play actress mentioned upper balcony is cheaper seat well known to all audience those were only seats left to us to choose .very imbaressing though

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toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I'd forgotten how cramped the seating is at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in the upper balcony. We were certainly not the only people who noticed the lack of space. It's actually quite scary having to walk down the aisle to your seats because of the steepness of the stairs. There are no railings, just poles at the ends of the... More 

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