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Theatre Royal

29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 03 6233 2299
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Ranked #8 of 69 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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Hobart
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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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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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the Theatre Royal - Australia's oldest running theatre, it's a gorgeous building with quite a past.(in the mid-1800s, if the performance was dull there was always the pub and bordello under the stage!). But it would only be something of a curiosity if it wasn't such a great venue to see live performances. The acoustics are first class,... More

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Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Elegant old lady of a building, atmospheric. Went to see a comedy gig - booking staff courtous & helpful, as were front of house staff. Pop into the bar & bistro next door for pre-show drinks - and after show drinks! Enjoyable experience - support events in this venue!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Attended the 1836 "divine dream of a theatre" with my sister-in-law in Hobart. It was a delightful taste of musical theatre evening as part of the Festival of Voices in Hobart in July. Totally entertaining and would love to return in November to see Brett Budgeon in Jesus Christ Superstar!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This theatre is one of the hidden gems of Australia. It is small, beautifully ornate and seeing a show in there seems like you are being taken back in time. Vey much worth taking your best friend for dinner and a show in Hobart.

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

Enjoy an evening performance here from the great 2014 season offerings. I saw Handel's Orlando at the Theatre Royal recently and it was a magnificent evening.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This hour long tour takes you through all parts of the theatre where you guide will regal you with great stories of the history of the theatre, the very famous actors who have performed there and of course the tale of the resident ghost, Fred! So if you have a spare hour when visiting Hobart this tour should be added... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We came here to see a performance of Handel's Orlando - much enjoyed in this small Victorian theatre. Note the foyers and toilet facilities are extremely small

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Saw this for the first time in 2011. There is not something on every night, but the building itself is a 19th century gem. In 2011, we saw Josh Thomas, the Australian comedian, perform. We were luckier last week as it was a Baroque Handel opera, "Orlando": a perfect fit. Unique for me is that you can take your drinks... More

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