Royal Alexandra Theatre
Royal Alexandra Theatre
4.5
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
How to get there
  • St. Andrew • 3 min walk
  • Osgoode • 6 min walk
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yachtarelax
Peterborough, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I had such a great time at the matinee of Six at the Royal Alex Theatre. We took the Go to Union Station and walked to the theatre. We stopped to eat at The Loose Moose and it was fabulous. The Royal Alex has nice seats and they are a decent size. A larger/taller person could be comfortable here.
Written 5 March 2024
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Stefan Overton
Colchester, UK229 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Went to watch SIX The Musical here. Great watch, recommend.

The venue is a fairly small venue and the lobby area is quite condensed which not a lot of places to go especially when filling up.
Bar area is kind of a joke. Small room to the left that seemed “pop-up”.

Overall, average theatre.
Written 11 February 2024
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Rosemary A
Coldwater, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Great show 'Fisherman's Friend'. Beautiful interior and comfortable seating.
We would go to this theatre again in the future.
Written 13 January 2023
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Chris and Stella
Toronto, Canada249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
First visit since Covid re-opening. We saw Fishermen's Friends and so very glad to be back!
The space interior is classically done. We sit in Orchestra most often and the seating is comfortable enough and most apprciate the side seating where I can see the stage better than other places.
Easy to get into and out of the venue, etc.
Written 11 January 2023
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Iain A
Kirkcaldy, UK622 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
First visit in a long time, but this theatre was still as good as on previous visits. Booked tickets for “The Shark Is Broken” direct from the box office. Good seats on the balcony at reasonable prices. Great view and comfortable seats. Will be back.
Written 29 November 2022
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Megan Shephard
Birmingham, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
A brilliant, emotional performance! The theatre was stunning and added to the fabulous atmosphere that made the production a memorable experience.
Written 3 August 2020
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Michael
Kingston, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We will go and see this show again! Staff and seating were fantastic. The show and more importantly the actions of our fellow Canadians portrayed in the show hin a time of crisis were so, so inspiring! Hats off to people of NFLD for their leadership during the crisis of 9-11.
Written 16 March 2020
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rochellej793
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
An uplifting, funny, heart-warming show. It’s the only show that I’ve been willing to pay for twice! It makes me proud to be Canadian and wish I was a Newfoundlander!
Written 14 March 2020
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Sam T
Guelph2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Beautiful old building but it's in great shape and the seats are surprisingly comfortable. The production of Come From Away was absolutely amazing!
Written 13 March 2020
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X1611NZrobt
Port Perry, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Show was awesome. The Cast did an amazing job portraying and displayed the events that took place on that fateful day... So proud to be a Canadian.
Written 13 March 2020
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