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 4.6 out of 5Royal Alexandra Theatre Star Rating

2 Star Rating The play was the best plays we have ever seen. But it was freezing in there. I wore my winter coat the whole time. And there are to many steps. With my Athena I could barely brwarg by the time I got to the top.

Nancy McKay - 8 days ago

4 Star Rating Beautiful theater!! The musical come from away was spectacular, and I highly recommend. it's also part of history of America on 11 September, and it is super fun!

Marilia albuquerque - 12 days ago

4 Star Rating An OK theatre, although it has a big reputation in Toronto. It is not big, so most of the seats are good. The lobby bar is downstairs which is a bit awkward, and the entrance area is very congested. Seats are comfortable but too tight for my 6'4" frame.

Brian of Pemberley - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating Come from Away show. Really good. Highly recommend this performance. Quick paced. Funny show with appropriate poignant/sad moments. Talented performers and musicians. Just short of two hours, there is no intermission. Lots of places around to get something to eat beforehand. We ate at Kitkat which was great. Only a five minute walk to the theatre. Lots of paid parking in the area. We parked under Roy Thompson Hall, $10 flat rate.

Jim Patterson - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Outstanding theatre plays: I have enjoyed the plays here immensely! They are world quality shows that are as good, or better than, Broadway Shows any day. My only complaint is that the seats are smaller than economy class on Westjet. They're quite uncomfortable for a 100 minute show such as "Come From Away" but I'd happily endure the seats to see the quality of the shows here.

David Baluk - 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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