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Address: 805 Broughton St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1E5, Canada
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The 1,434-seat Royal Theatre, opened in 1913 as the Victoria Opera House,...

The 1,434-seat Royal Theatre, opened in 1913 as the Victoria Opera House, is a heritage jewel. It is the home of the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria, as well as a diverse selection of locally produced entertainment. The Royal is also known as Victoria's "home of the stars", offering a showcase for performances from some of the world's greatest entertainers in theatre and dance to classical music and rock 'n' roll.

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Great acoustics

Unfortunately we had seats that were very far away and high up and we needed opera glasses to see the performer, the acoustics were wonderful and had no trouble hearing the great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Unfortunately we had seats that were very far away and high up and we needed opera glasses to see the performer, the acoustics were wonderful and had no trouble hearing the great music. Highly recommend that you purchase seats closer to the stage for a better experience. The ones we had were the last tickets available and we were so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We enjoy going to see performers and the ballet here. It's a very cosy, quaint theatre and any seat has great visibility! Nice old theatre.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Royal Theatre is a beautiful comfortable space for live performances. It has the warmth and elegance of a previous era and makes a concert or play production especially inviting. Most seats offer excellent sightlines and acoustics and even the back room of the main floor gives you a fine vantage point for the action on stage. The upper balconies... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I attend the Royal occasionally to watch live theatre productions of all types. The building is old and somewhat charming but balcony seats offer poor viewing and are difficult to manoeuver. Back seats under the balcony do not offer a good viewing experience and are accoustically inferior. The reservation experience leaves a little to be desired and "hidden" surcharges are... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Comfortable seating with great views from every seat in this plush old theatre. Beautiful balconies with stunning architecture. Parking can sometimes be a challenge so arrive early for any performances,

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Great place to see local dance revues and to see local artists sing and perform. Newly renovated and stillhas that old world charm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

First time here at this venue, good seats and sound system, great show, talented performers, will try this again

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Intimate is a word I would use to describe the Royal Theater. We have attended concerts, ballet and the orkestra here many times over the years. Every time we attend an event I am in awh of the beauty of this great building. The size is such that you feel in touch with both the building as well as the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our family has attended several live performances in this theatre and sat at various locations throughout the theatre. We have the pleasure of living in Victoria, so our experiences with this theatre have been numerous and varied, with each performance being that much more enjoyable due to the venue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

former movie house converted many years ago to a concert or play venue....good sound etc. Good sight lines. Saw the Beach Boys there recently. They have an on line sight with up comming events.

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