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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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+1 800-461-3333
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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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"Mrs Henderson" at the Royal Alex- Fabulous!

Great theatre- all seats have a great vantage point, lots of leg room (which is rare these days). Mrs Henderson offered both humour and history in a tastefully presented play by a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
finedininglover2016
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Milton, Canada
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Milton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great theatre- all seats have a great vantage point, lots of leg room (which is rare these days). Mrs Henderson offered both humour and history in a tastefully presented play by a cast with a impressive theatrical resume. Looking forward to the rest of the subscribers season and next years.

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Thank finedininglover2016
Richmond Hill, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a subscriber to the Mirvish and have been for years. I have really enjoy this season's plays. Come from Away was Excellent. I go with a group of friends, we usually go for lunch before show and I use my Mirvish discount card at one of the near by restaurants. I have also gone to the theatre on my... More 

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Thank Martha905
Toronto, Ontario
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not to be missed. Outstanding performances. I loved it from the first moment to the final bow. I was sorry when it ended.

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Thank Elaine C
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Talented cast. We experienced the best of londons west end theatre without having to fly to London !

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Thank sficek19
Toronto
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this play. The voices were outstanding. The plot had some depth - humour and poignancy. Excellent performances.

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Thank binsi
Toronto, Canada
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This theatre has been recently renovated with new seats more leg room but in keeping with the red velvet Victorian decor and ornate fixtures. We sat in the side boxes which gave us a good view of only one half of the stage. It's fun to have a box seat but it does have drawbacks as you cannot see the... More 

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Thank Gloria B
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable show, and very humorous, but not without it's serious moments, especially when you consider the context of the plot line.

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Thank GRC43
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful show presented in a comfortable theatre with a good view of the stage from every seat - unlike La Scala Milan! Purchases from the bar could be taken into the theatre. Even from the upper balcony we could see every expression and hear every note. Mrs Henderson was an excellent production that played upon every emotion,... More 

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Thank Carol D
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The recent renovation has greatly improved the theatre experience. Seats are much more comfortable. The play was a delightful musical. Good singing and dancing, interesting characters, and an interesting story line. The nudity was discreet and well done, not at all offensive.

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Thank Sue J
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved everything about the show....the performers were outstanding and the sets were perfect! My only negative comment would be that there are not enough chairs in the downstairs lounge of the theatre. The concession stands would sell more if a person could sit down and enjoy their beverage. Notwithstanding, go and see the show. You will not be disappointed.

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