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Royal Alexandra Theatre

260 King St. W. | (at Simcoe St.), Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-872-1212
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Ranked #73 of 320 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Theaters
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... more » 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 « less
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We've seen several performances there this year, inlcuding our personal favourite - Rain A Tribute to the Beatles. This year's line up looks to be exceptional. The interior is classic in design and kept clean. We have yet to have a bad seat, all sight lines appear to be good. Can't wait for our subscription to start.

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Toronto
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The most positive thing to say is that the acting of David Suchet and indeed the whole cast of this play was excellent, they are all very talented performers. I had mixed feelings about the play itself, found it difficult to follow at times and either boring or stimulating at turns. Maybe it's just not my kind of play, but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We saw the Last Confession last night and overall the performances were quite good. David Suchet is clearly a gifted actor and delivered a solid performance. The theatre itself has a lot of character and I'm sure if the walls could speak, would have thousands of great stories to tell. On the downside, the seats are absolutely the most uncomfortable... More

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GTA, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Acting was awesome! Theatre was full and people enjoyed the play. The theme, which was about corruption in the Catholic Church was difficult to hear about, but, after reading about this time I am afraid that I believe it. Seats are terrible and very uncomfortable and extremely small. If you have to go to he balcony, beware and there are... More

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

So enjoyed the performance. The cast was balanced and their interaction strong. I really must comment on the notion that audiences now have of providing a 'standing ovation' at the end of every performance - please folks ... that is for an outstanding evening of theatre not a solid performance. Whilst the play was well acted and cast including Mr.... More

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Toronto
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I went to see David Suchet at the Royal Alex in the Last Confession-it was excellent and I enjoyed it thoroughly.He is such a gifted actor

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Attending this fine old theatre for a play and was not disappointed. The acoustics were great and the well-preserved decor made it truly a treat for the eyes.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

From the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, the Royal Alex was an easy walk. We arrived early and enjoyed a beer in one of the gorgeous ante rooms on the main floor. Downstairs, there is another room, this one huge where one can lounge and nibble or drink. Now for the play. It contains typical Agatha Christie murder mystery components – intrigue,... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We enjoyed the performance very much. The staging was brilliant. And the acting was superb. The theater is beautiful. We arrived a little early and sat down stairs and it was very nice. Our seats were good. We were at orchestra level about row L and we could see fine. It helped that no one sat in front of us,tho.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I am not a big fan of musicals, but my experience at the Royal Alex may have converted me back to giving some musicals a chance. I enjoyed the atmosphere, the architecture and the musical itself. The wonderful sound of the musical being acted out in front of you in such warm confines allows for the enjoyment of the show... More

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