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“Bait and Switch”

Royal Alexandra Theatre
Ranked #24 of 515 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
931 reviews
224 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
“Bait and Switch”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Went to see George Hamilton star in La Cage aux Folles. Guess what.... at the beginning of the show it was announced that for this show, a Saturday matinee, George Hamilton was being replaced by an alternate actor. When we later complained, we were simply advised that he needed time off and was not working that Saturday. That being the case it should have been posted on their web page. It was not. It was a deliberate piece of dishonest bait and switch.

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Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
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“Top Rate Theatre”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

exellent theatre experience. Some of the best shows and casts. Shows premiered here have travelled extensively or come from the New York stages

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Toronto
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“Grand Old Theatre”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Love this place and some of the venues that I have seen there. Every opne visiting Toronto or living in Toronto should go here at least once!!

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Toronto
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“A wonderful evening out in Entertainment District”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Old world charm, beautiful decor, love the selection of plays. People watching is exception and the acoustics are superb.

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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
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“Cheap Seats!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I will be brief ... fifth row from the front (very expensive) ...air conditioner blowing down on the patrons ...freezing! ALL seats in this theatre are so close together that anyone over 5 feet would scrape their knees ... just to get a few extra bucks ... unfortunate

Visited June 2012
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