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 - Varies by event - Visit the official website to buy tickets.

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

Phone: (800) 461-3333

Official Website: Royal Alexandra Theatre - Toronto

Royal Alexandra Theatre - Toronto Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating Tradional theatre. Comfortable chairs, but very close together Hard to get in and out of theater. Washrooms are either on lower or upper floors. I saw SIX the musical there. Amazing pop style musical based on the six wives of Henry the 8th. 90 minute high energy "concert" like show. No intermission. The costumes and the performers were amazing!
Heather B - a week ago

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5 Star Rating We love coming to the theater here. Easy access from Highway. Lots of available parking surrounding the theater. Also, great restaurant options for before and after the show. Finally, they allow you to eat in the theater. Decent prices for snacks. I bring my own bottled water. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. I would like to see the venue install elevators to the upper levels. Box seats are pretty awesome, albeit somewhat restricted view.
DSS - a month ago

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5 Star Rating SIX was amazing! What a great performance! The theatre itself was very nice and the chairs were quite comfortable. The layout was a tad confused but all in all was a great experience.
Gabriel Weintraub - a week ago

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5 Star Rating We saw SIX at those theater and everything about it was amazing the venue is on the smaller more intimate side which I really enjoyed because I feel like you have a great view from any seat in the house
Nicole Demianiw - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Really lovely venue. It's on the smaller side, but the intimate feel was perfect for watching the musical SIX. The seats are comfortable and are a good size for guests with lots of hips.
Christine Kirby - a month ago

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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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