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Royal Alexandra Theatre

260 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9, Canada
+1 800-461-3333
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A grand old theatre much more comfortable after recent refurbishing.

This theatre was built over 100 years ago and was saved from demolition over 40 years ago. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Best part of our time in Toronto!

My first time ever and fiancé's first time in a while attending a theatre. We were VERY impressed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“kinky boots” (104 reviews)
“leg room” (60 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
260 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9, Canada
Downtown West
+1 800-461-3333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This theatre was built over 100 years ago and was saved from demolition over 40 years ago. It was starting to show its age until a great renovation was recently completed. There are now fewer seats but more leg room. Yet, it retains the classic...More

Thank Toronto_Don
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time ever and fiancé's first time in a while attending a theatre. We were VERY impressed with the show Strictly Ballroom. We arrived late and dressed casually since it was a last minute decision. Staff got us in immediately after opening act and...More

Thank MiVidaLocaContigo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my teenage sons to see KInky Boots at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in December 2015. I splurged on third row seats in the middle of the stage and it was so worth it! The boys were blow away by the production and awed...More

Thank MB14Trinidad_W_I_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Alexandra Theatre is located on King St in the heart of downtown Toronto's entertainment district. The theatre was Built in 1907, seat approx 1500 people and is one North America's oldest theatres A beautiful venue and Strictly Ballroom is a very fun play....More

Thank SSM2121
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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...More

Thank finedininglover2016
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank Martha905
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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

Thank sficek19
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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

Thank binsi
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank Gloria B
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Dev M
Hi. I am taking my 80 year old aunt to see Mrs Robinson presents. She has a hard time walking very far. Any seat suggestions??
29 March 2017|
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Response from Manel K | Reviewed this property |
Not too close to the front Dev. As described on the theatre description- the Mrs Henderson Presents features elegant nudity- but the front few rows on the left of the stage do get quite up close to 'the action', so to speak... More
Sharon M
Hi my husband is treating our daughter and myself tickets to see Kinky Boots on February the 21st. Our seats are in the upper balcony---far right J 5 and 6. Is there a restricted view from these seats and do we need to bring cushions for more comfort? Is there an easily accessible bathroom on this level? Where do we park the car as we will be driving in. Appreciate a reply. Thanks much. Sharon
2 February 2016|
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Response from jackie075 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I am not sure about any obstruction, but I haven't had a bad seat in the theatre. I would call them if you have questions. There is parking off John St. But also lots in the vicinity. Enjoy the show!