Royal Alexandra Theatre - Toronto

The Royal Alexandra Theatre is both a National Monument and the oldest continuously operating theatre in North America

Royal Alexandra Theatre
Royal Alexandra Theatre cc licensed photo by Benson Kua

Opened in 1907, the Royal Alexandra Theatre is the oldest theatre in North America to operate continuously without converting to any other use.

Featuring some incredible architecture for it's time this theatre was constructed with a steel framework to permit cantilevered balconies and no pillars in order to provide an unobstructed view. The structure is finished with the finest of materials including imported marble, cherry and walnut carved by hand, fine velvet and silk, lead crystal chandeliers and ornate plaster. A large ice pit below the orchestra provided an early form of air conditioning to theatre goers.

In 1963 the theatre was closed for updating systems and restoration to it's original splendour and in 1987 the Royal Alexandra was declared a National Historic Monument.

The theatre which has hosted over 3000 productions since opening continues to be a popular venue for Toronto plays and musicals with seating for up to 1500 patrons. For additional information about the Royal Alexandra Theatre including upcoming concerts and events see the official website.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes. Puchase Tickets

Address: 260 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1H9, Canada

Phone: (416) 872-1212

Official Website: Royal Alexandra Theatre - Toronto

Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-SpadinaSt. Andrew Station3 Minutes

How to get to Royal Alexandra Theatre - Toronto by TTC Subway

From St. Andrew Station walk 2½ blocks west along King Street. The Royal Alexandra Theatre is on the north side of King Street West.

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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5Royal Alexandra Theatre Star Rating

5 Star Rating Saw The Audience. Beautiful venue and somehow they've made it delightfully efficient to get to your seat before the show and exit when it's over. It's not easy to herd that many people and they do it well.

Sean Simpson - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating I was lucky to get tickets to "Come from Away" on their first night Feb 13th 2018. Full recommendations, roaring standing O! Best musical we have seen in a long time!

Anna Parana - 2 days ago

4 Star Rating Attended the Lorax on a cold winter afternoon. Sadly the house was late being turned over so many were jammed into the very small lobby or vestibule. Expect others outside in -15 conditions. Great old theatre space with so much history. The Royal Alexander is a treasure for Toronto Theatre patrons. Best to use TTC to access with the construction on the Gardener and new King Street traffic patterns.

Terry Babij - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Saw the Lorax with 3 little kids. Perfectly staged and I loved the mini acts before the show started and during intermission to keep kids entertained. Amazing seating and beautiful building. Has a beautiful charm to it found in older building that haven't been restored to be overly modern.

Vanessa Lorrain - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Seats are very comfortable I felt like a king in the tall backed chair. I saw North by Northwest as part of a Mirvish subscription and the show was good in a cheesy way. I like this theatre better then the Royal Alexandria because of the additional leg room.

chris smith - 1 month ago

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I Love Lucy - One of the live productions held at the Royal Alexandra Theatre

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