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Royal Theatre

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805 Broughton St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1E5, Canada
+1 250-386-6121
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Beautiful old Concert Hall

We attended the Simon and Garfunkel Story to a full house in Nov. 2017. The sight lines are good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dick S
Acoustics decent near the front

I've come here to see ballet performances but the last one had a live orchestra instead of recorded... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
YVRcockroach
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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 as Victoria's "home of the stars", offering a showcase for performances from some of the world's greatest entertainers in theatre and dance to classical music and rock 'n' roll.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sight lines” (8 reviews)
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805 Broughton St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1E5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the Simon and Garfunkel Story to a full house in Nov. 2017. The sight lines are good thoughout and the sound system worked exceptionally well for all the great music. This is a geat venue for concerts. Pricing is fair for the quality...More

Thank Dick S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've come here to see ballet performances but the last one had a live orchestra instead of recorded music. Sitting near the front, and even to the side, the acoustics are very good so don't be afraid to sit near the front for live orchestra....More

Thank YVRcockroach
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful theatre, especially the interior. Operas and concerts are performed here throughout the year.

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Saw two show in December at this Theatre and thoroughly enjoyed both. The venue is just perfect in size. Saw the Nutcracker and then just before Christmas “Chicago.” Sat in the lower bowl for the first show and up in the balcony for the second....More

Thank Harold W
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We went to see the show "Chicago" it was very good, toe tapping, and a nice evening out. The line up for the washrooms was extreme, so I wouldn't advice drinking, b/c there isn't enough time for everyone to use the facilities during intermission.... but...More

Thank BurnsNovaScotia
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This old building is beautiful with old world columns and comfortable seating...the acoustics are wonderful

Thank Joanne D
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

How could we not have a wonderful evening seeing kd land in concert? She has the voice of an angel! We are rating the Royal Theatre. The comfort of the seating leaves something to be desired. I would think twice about attending a function there...More

Thank McBab
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

It's a small quaint theater on the outer edge of downtown. We were able to see well. The show was a good show, not a high budget show. We enjoyed drinks in the lobby before the show and were able to take them in with...More

Thank Tania F
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

The people who work here have excellent service and care for their patrons! We arrived in a rush with out the gift card we booked tickets on, yet the box office agent still made it work and didn't charge us extra for our show! It...More

Thank Islandbeer
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

One of the main theaters in Victoria, it has some of the look and feel of London's West End. Pleasant, can be a little tight, much like the West End.... Small enough to feel included in a performance, and yet large enough for principal events.

Thank 40lis70
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Maureen3624
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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
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