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Theatre Royal

29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 03 6233 2299
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Ranked #7 of 70 Attractions in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The Theatre Royal opened in 1837, with major additions in 1850 and 1890, and remains a living centre for the performing arts. It presents live... more » Owner description: The Theatre Royal opened in 1837, with major additions in 1850 and 1890, and remains a living centre for the performing arts. It presents live theatre, contemporary music, dance and entertainment. Dubbed by Noel Coward "a dream of a theatre", the Theatre Royal is Australia's oldest working theatre and one of its most beautiful treasures. « less
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Salem, Oregon
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Last night I went to a show at the Theatre Royal. Gorgeous inside and very small and compact. I saw a Beatle's band called the Beatle Boys and it was excellent. I had a seat in the center, third row and had a GREAT view! The sound was awesome and I loved the entire show. WOW! The theatre is ornate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The beautifully designed and preserved Theatre Royal must certainly be one of the prettiest theaters in Australia. The half circle for the two balconies makes the acoustics very pleasant as well.

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Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very good food and diverse menu. Asian food is on offer and well presented. Great place to eat before or after a theatre experience-right next door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is the most beautiful little theatre oozing with history. We love going there. The seats are comfortable but there are some poles blocking the view.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

very good we saw cats here the venue was really good but poor seating arrangements because the people in the side in wheelchairs had smoke blown straight into their faces

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Theatre Royal is a lovely quaint little theatre. It has a lovely atmosphere that seems to take you back in time. We saw Celtic Illusion which was ok but the theatre was definitely the star of the show.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A little gem where you can literaly 'hear a pin drop' the acustics are so good. Have seen some wonderful productions there both from interstate and locals.

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tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a fantastic little historic theatre, obviously you want to avoid the really cheap seats up in the gods, especially if you suffer from vertigo but this is a great place for a whole range of shows

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a beautiful old theatre where you can take in a drink to sip as you view. Since it was renovated it has only side aisles so watch your seating and if in the middle of a row arrive in plenty of time so end seated patrons are not inconvenienced.

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is the oldest theatre in Australia. I sat up in the gods on the night that Dr Bob BROWN (Greenie/conservationist/most principled man of politics [retired] in Australia) spoke about his latest book: "Optimism"! Refurbished - the theatre - after a fire some years back - it has that intimacy within its three tiers of galleries of such smaller continental... More

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