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Seats are uncomfortable

If you love the show, the seats won't bother you. We loved Come From Away but I came away with a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Innisfil, Canada
Come From Away - Awesome!

Outstanding show! A must see! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll sing. You’ll want to see it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mike L
Kingston, Canada
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you love the show, the seats won't bother you. We loved Come From Away but I came away with a sore rear end. You don't want to be a very large person as these seats are for the under 180lb set. Other than that,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Outstanding show! A must see! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll sing. You’ll want to see it again and again. Simply a feel good show - boast for morale! Proud Canadians played such a key role and a terrible point in time.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I took my office staff as an office Christmas party. Wonderful venue. This is the second time I have seen a show in this theater, I love the decor, and the acoustics are very good.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Phenomenal show! Outstanding writing and acting, heartbreaking and heartwarming-the most emotional show I’ve ever seen. A must see-don’t miss it! The Royal Alexandra theatre is a wonderful venue-beautifully appointed and restored. History and comfort all in one. Fabulous staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent show! The theatre was cozy with comfortable seats! Staff was very courteous and the musical was ama I gotta!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I saw Come From Away in New York and this was my second time. The Royal Alex is such an old and beautiful theatre. And the show is just my phenomenal. I booked front row in the balcony and the bar around the top of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved this! Great music, great story, made me laugh so many times. Highly recommended for people of any age

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrfitness
Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw this awesome musical about when the planes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland after 9/11 and the outstanding hospitality offered to the planeloads of people who were stranded there. A great show highlighting the compassion of Canadians.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 534margaretb
Reviewed 6 days ago

DO NOT purchase balcony first row as you will be staring directly at the railing. Very awkward and distracting to enjoy a show. These seats are still costly but NOT good. Also we felt it was way too high up to hear properly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank angie3202016
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed Come From Away. The setting of the theatre was excellent for this production. The staff were professional, kind, courteous, and well organized. The coat check went very smoothly, paid for by our CAA membership. The acoustics, sound, lighting and projection of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 20, 2019|
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Response from petermurrayd | Reviewed this property |
First 5 rows are not the best since you would be pretty well looking up and might not see the back of the set - suggest rows 10 to 15 as a better choice however most seats are good unless someone very tall sits in front of... More
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October 27, 2018|
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1 King St. West Hotel is a great location.
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Try the Sheraton
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Seating at The Royal Alexandra Theatre (7 Replies)
Hi Everyone, I'm trying to figure out where the best seats are to sit in the theatre. Is there a difference between orchestra & lower balcony? I don't want to squint if I don't have too. Please help!!!!
March 23, 2010|
Response fromBetCrooks|
If you have vertigo, stick to the orchestra seats.
Kingston, Ontario
Suites at 1 King West (2 Replies)
Hi, I am just wondering how long of a walk is it from the Suites at 1 King West hotel to the Air Canada Center? Can you take the PATH underground system? Also, how long of a walk is it from the Suites at 1 King West hotel to the THE ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE? Thanks, R.J. Noftall
September 20, 2007|
Response fromTravelChild|
I would guess it would take about 10 min max to walk from 1 King W to the ACC (1 block west to Bay, 2 blocks south to Union Station, at Front St and Bay) if I'm not mistaken there is a back entrance to the ACC on Bay, just south of Front Street). You can take the PATH but it would be convoluted and longer (if you want to do it, you have to go through the Commerce Court West Building, to BCE Place to Union Station to the ACC). Royal Alexandra Theatre is on King, about ~5 blocks away and...More
St. Catharines, Canada
Royal Alex (16 Replies)
Hi, This Oct we are going to be at the Royal Alexandra Theatre for a show. My question is, would it be wise to take the Go Train from Burlington and not have to pay for parking for 3 nights in Toronto? We haven't booked our hotel yet but most of them have pay for parking. Also what hotel is near the theatre so we can walk there? Thank you. Heavenlygal
August 06, 2008|
Response fromEric G|
There are no hotels downtown offering free parking; they all charge at least $25 a day. So taking the Go Train from Burlington is a great idea. As for what hotels are within easy walking distance of the Royal Alex, there are almost too many to mention, but let me try: Holiday Inn On King, Le Germain, Soho Metropolitan, Intercontinental, Renaissance, Hilton, Sheraton, Royal York... I'm sure I'm missing one or two, but that should do ya. Which one to book? Depends on how much you want to...More