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Royal Theatre

Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Fantastic performances, world class entertainment

So many great productions I have attended here. From the POV (Pacific Opera Victoria) to music... read more

Reviewed today
Victoria, Canada
Christmas Pops Symphony

Beautiful venue for this seasonal program with VICTORIA symphony, VOX choir and opera singer... read more

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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...more
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805 Broughton St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1E5, Canada
+1 250-386-6121
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Reviewed today

So many great productions I have attended here. From the POV (Pacific Opera Victoria) to music concerts, theatre musicals, ballet, and so much more. Highly recommended for a wonderful evening out!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TamisCanada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful venue for this seasonal program with VICTORIA symphony, VOX choir and opera singer Rebecca Hass. Elegant with wonderful acoustics,. I couldn't have asked for a more spectular setting!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank karenrI7882EM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Keep an eye on their calendar as there is always something for everyone being performed at the Royal. Opera, Philharmonic, Concerts. Not a bad seat in the house.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rwhitwell58
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going to this theatre for over 50 yrs. (ack!! yes, I'm that old) Mainly for concerts, also comedy acts, kids shows, plays etc. I have never sat in a bad seat. Love the atmosphere. :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RainEsplen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Opened in 1913, the Royal Theatre is a true Victoria landmark. In its 105 years of operation it has led a pretty remarkable existence, moving from opera/live performance house to Famous Players cinema and back to opera/live performance house again. Playing host to some of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful, historical building for a theatre, They have very good shows and one is never disappointed in the entertainment. The attendants and box office are efficient and professional. But if you have long legs, then be prepared to have your knees up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anna B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i saw my friend play drums here for a famous artist.(privacy)... i loved the seats, and venue. its a must for anything you love.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hugz2302
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Went recently for the “werq the world” drag race live show and was reminded how stunning this old theatre is. I’m so glad they never really tried to “modernize” the inside because it really is beautiful. Would be an awesome venue for any “sitting” type...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lisajK2101YO
Reviewed 2 October 2018

love going to shows here. Always exciting to see what they bring to our town. has a lovely historical feel

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank nicolerN15OS
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Whether you are seeing a symphony, opera, or concert, there are no bad seats in the house. You can see and hear beautifully from anywhere.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ryan_and_Janine
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14 August 2016|
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Response from sylviegoulet1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't help you for that question. I'm not from Victoria. I just went for a university grad. Sorry