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Royal Alexandra Theatre

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Address: 260 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture, the historic Royal Alexandra is...

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.

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Toronto's Broadway

Beautiful scenery for very good productions, even from the cheapest seats you can fully enjoy the show!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery for very good productions, even from the cheapest seats you can fully enjoy the show!

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Royal Alexandra Theatre is a really beautiful venue, and the Mirvish group is doing an amazing job finding truly superb theatre to produce. They have single handedly brought Toronto to the forefront of the theatre scene. We went to see Mrs. Henderson Presents yesterday - it was a riot. I highly recommend the musical. From a venue perspective, the... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the leg room between the new seats. By the way,today's presentation of Mrs Henderson presents is well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always enjoy a good show at at such a prestigious and historic stage theatre. Looking forward to my nex visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Royal Alexandra is the most comfortable and intimate theatre I've been to yet! It has a beautiful interior design with chandeliers and old architecture. You can get an excellent view of the performers from any seat!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved "Mrs. Henderson Presents" to the depth of my soul. My Mom was a Windmill Girl and did the nudes, including her infamous "Dance of the Seven Veils" that brought the Lord Chancellor to assure it was tasteful or he'd shut them down. It was referenced in Vivian Van Damm's daughter's book "We Never Closed" about the Windmill Theatre.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to be invited to this theatre whilst visiting Toronto. I'm used to the theatres of London's West End, and I was pleased to find that the Royal Alexandra is gracious, comfortable and welcoming. I had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and found that the current musical, Mrs Henderson Presents offers top quality entertainment, with comedy, pathos, fabulous... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been th.ere for a time, parking across the street in Roy Thompson Hall is only 10$ after 6 pm. Then exit parking across the street from the Royal. Its a grand old theatre with good sight lines and decor (thank Ed Mirvish for saving it!).The play Mrs Henderson presents is a very enjoyable musical set in the second world... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Mirvish Theatre got a much needed facelift in 2016. Seats are much more comfortable! Beautiful historical theatre with wonderful shows!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous theatre especially great since the latest renovation - only disadvantage is the stairs number of stairs to get to the upper levels - no elevator. But it is a beautiful old building that has great sound and sight lines. Latest show was Mrs. Henderson Presents - best show since Come From Away. I would go to see it again... More 

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