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 5

5 Star Rating I love this theatre. Even the balcony seats have great views of the stage and the seats are super comfy.

Ashley Hopkins - 12 minutes ago

4 Star Rating Shows tend to be travelling performances from US or UK. Content generally good but somewhat variable. Seats are good in the recently renovated theatre.

Elaine Wang - 2 days ago

3 Star Rating great shows, great vibe in the place, nicely done up theatre. But the seats are extremely small and tight. the seats definitely need a reno in terms of size.

Andy Amiri - 4 months ago

3 Star Rating I guess the experience will depend on the seat. We have been members for years up in the nosebleed section. NOT RECOMMENDED for patrons with difficulties in managing stairs. The refreshments are rather outrageously priced. And some of the facilities are out of date. We have seen exceptional to disaster plays. If you have a chance; I understand they are bringing back one from away. Great play. Looking forward to it. Oh yes, we are upgrading our seats.

Benjamin Grim - 5 months ago

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 heard that many people and they do it well.

Sean Simpson - 8 months ago

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

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