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

Official Website: Royal Alexandra Theatre - Toronto

Fee: Yes. Puchase Tickets

Category: Performing Arts

Address: 300 King Street W
Toronto, ON M5V 1J2

Phone: +1 416-872-1212


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5 Star Rating Spectacular. This was a show for my birthday this year that happened earlier however the show only debuted closer to know, so it's like a belated birthday... Read More

Leo W. Jun-01-2019

4 Star Rating This is a beautiful theatre with a more modern aesthetic than the other theatres owned by Mirvish. There are large, colourful abstract murals near the... Read More

Brenda H. Jan-11-2019

5 Star Rating The Princess of Wales Theater, named after Diana, Princess of Wales, is 25 years old. It opened in 1993 with the Canadian premiere of MISS SAIGON and has... Read More

Tom T. Jan-05-2019

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

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