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Royal Alexandra Theatre

260 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9, Canada
+1 800-461-3333
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Went to see North by Northwest at The Royal Alexandra Theatre.

North by Northwest is a thriller by Sir Alfred Hitchcock. The main character of the play was set... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
Great sightlines - excellent seating.

We spent a wonderful evening in a classic but refurbished theatre. There are great restaurants... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
William M
Toronto, Canada
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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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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 2 days ago

North by Northwest is a thriller by Sir Alfred Hitchcock. The main character of the play was set up and forced to drink and was charged and booked as a drunk. When he tried to find the man posing as him, the man was murdered...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a wonderful evening in a classic but refurbished theatre. There are great restaurants very clos to the theatre. Easy to get to - just off the Gardiner Expressway. Always excellent performances.

Thank William M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent pacing, brilliant use of a well designed set, great puppetry, solid performances by the cast and not a musical. All contained with a great Historical venue that the city of Toronto has never torn down although I am certain they have tried.

Thank Jon L
Reviewed 1 week ago

North By Northwest is a play like you have never seen before. Clever set and witty backscreening give the production a movie like feel. It's well acted. The music has the Hitchcock touch. The Audience loved it.

Thank ElizabethMinto
Reviewed 1 week ago

A refurbished theatre; beautiful, historic and comfortable. Great plays, too. Come and enjoy the quality theatre and the fabulous ceiling and work done.

Thank stephen l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kept true to the movie with excellent choice of actors and clever staging. We enjoyed the play from beginning to end.

Thank Bloomington1950
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic night out. The play was thoroughly enjoyable and very cleverly executed. Kudos to the actors for a job well done!

1  Thank victoria w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very recently saw the play North by North West at Royal Alexandra Theatre. Before seeing this play was skeptical as to how well they to take this original Movie and adapt to theatre setting. Well--it was extremely well adapted.It was fast paced,well acted and most...More

1  Thank sqbubby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent rendition of this iconic story. Acting was excellent but the creativity around the presentation was awesome. I don’t want to give away anything but you will be amazed by the use of different mediums to tell the story. Highly recommend you see this play...More

1  Thank conniepare44
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Alex is a wonderful old theatre that has been redone to the style and elegance of the original. It has a lot of steps if you are in the balcony. Lounges for refreshments are available on all levels. Refreshments can be taken into...More

Thank dougcundall
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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Mary P
3 August 2017|
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Response from CathAnthony | Reviewed this property |
Check the website however what else else's you like? Jazz try the jazz bistro. Interesting local theatre try Soul pepper
Dev M
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
1 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!