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Theatre Royal

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Address: 29 Campbell St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6233 2299
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00

The Theatre Royal opened in 1837, with major additions in 1850 and 1890,...

The Theatre Royal opened in 1837, with major additions in 1850 and 1890, and remains a living centre for the performing arts. It presents live theatre, contemporary music, dance and entertainment. Dubbed by Noel Coward "a dream of a theatre", the Theatre Royal is Australia's oldest working theatre and one of its most beautiful treasures.

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Great ambience

Every seat on ground level offers great viewing. Upstairs it can be a bit hit and miss due to the viewing angle. We've watched musical, plays and comedy shows. Always a pleasant... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Gino P
Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every seat on ground level offers great viewing. Upstairs it can be a bit hit and miss due to the viewing angle. We've watched musical, plays and comedy shows. Always a pleasant experience.

Thank Gino P
Opossum Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laurence Olivier's favourite theatre. Beautifully restored a very impressive intimate space. If you can organise a show definitely do so. Make sure you checkout the website to see if you can do the very entertaining tour

Thank Gary M
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

You can see and hear from every seat in the theatre. Beautifully painted and restored with very comfortable seats. The foyer is intimate but has a good selection of drinks and nibbles and you always seem to meet someone you know! A fabulous night out.

Thank FamilyGetaway778
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have watched many a show at the Theatre Royal, which by the way is the oldest theatre in Australia. The acoustics are great.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

One of the oldest stage theatres still operating in Australia. Always good to visit and see a show. Wonderful acoustics.

Thank 601garrys
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Over the years I and my wife have attended many events at this wonderful historic theatre which is located in the midst of Hobart. The seating arrangements are a little quaint - from a previous century and whether from the stalls to the "gods" the views are excellent as indeed are the acoustics - there is the odd seat that... More 

Thank Philip B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

....no downstairs loos! I have bad knees so climbing stairs to the loos would have been difficult. How an organisation can get away without accessible loos in this day and age is beyond me.

Thank Sue W
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We took the tour of the theatre as we are really interested in this theatre being the only purpose built theatre left in Australia. The tour was informative. Stair-climbing so wear comfortable shoes

Thank Lyndal B
Greater Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful theatre. The children who attended to see the play could all see quite well and the venue has a lovely 'old world' feel. This is definitely a great venue for live theatre.

Thank BinaOnABudget
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Fantastic theatre with an interesting history. I sat upstairs at the top. Seats hard and uncomfortable and getting down to the row was difficult as the steps are too tall. But really enjoyed the view of the stage. Also exit was via many steps so think about this if it's going to be a problem

Thank miabell

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