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Theatre Royal

Address: 29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 03 6233 2299
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Ranked #5 of 46 Attractions in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Theatre Royal opened in 1837, with major additions in 1850 and 1890, and remains a living...
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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.

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Hobart, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The guided tour allows visitors to go on stage and view Australia's oldest working theatre from a performer’s perspective, as well as entry to the backstage areas, including the green room and dressing rooms. Our guide was engaging and informative, and connected the story of the site to the many characters that have been central throughout its history. The tour... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been here a number of times. You can generally see well from any seat in the theatre. It has a great old world charm.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent atmosphere and service. Ushers only to happy to help. Bar at back of theatre and you can take your dring/bottle to your seat. Good thinking. I will be back

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Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Australia's oldest theatre - step back in time in this impeccably preserved building - it still retains original elegance and beauty. Step into this theatre and imagine a time of years gone by - but still be thrilled by how it beautifully it fits into today's theatre scene This will be one of the best theatre experiences you will ever... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very nice theatre, comfy seats for old theatre, not too low down. Beautiful inside, lovely acoustics and very pretty & ornate inside. The Jesus Christ Superstar Musical was fantastic. Very excellent performance, worth driving over 250km for !! Loved the modern take on parts of it, with the smartphone use and King Herod as a Rapper was very clever and... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A warm feeling to this little theatre. Seating comfortable with a good view of the stage. Sound very good.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I purposely booked myself into this wonderful theater to see Jesus Christ, Superstar. I was very glad I was able to experience this play in the small, intimate venue of such historical significance. I had done quite a bit of reading about the theater prior to going there for the play, so as I looked around, I realized the information... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We come 4-5 times per year, mixture of music, comedy, drama, and last night Jesus Christ Superstar. Venue is lovely, both for day or night events. Park at Market Place and walk is a little over 5 mins. Don't be late, the ushers are very respectful of the performers. For an 8pm performance, you will mainly be out by 9.30... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every time I attend a concert or performance at the Theatre Royal I feel comfortable and right at home.The management programs a continually changing feast of theatre, musicals, comedy, dance events, university revues, opera and all manner of other musics which sometimes are locally grown and other times come from mainland Australia or the far flung countries of the world.In... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I went to the Theatre Royal along with some residents from a Disability home I work at to watch an ABBA concert and the trip proved to be a real treat. We were situated up the top where we still had a great view of the stage and there is an area at the front to see the cast after... More 

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