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 - 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


Rated 4.7 out of 5Royal Alexandra Theatre Star Rating

5 Star Rating Saw Six last week and it was AMAZING! All the Wives were so talented and sang phenomenally!!!! The band sounded great too and big thanks to whoever was behind the audio work because I could actually understand the singers and hear everything very well (unlike at Princess of Wales theatre where there have been numerous let downs) Great work everyone!
Marie V - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating Six The Musical … what a fun and energetic show. The six women can really sing and belt out a tune. We were seating in Orchestra left at Row C Seat 29 and 30. These seats were comfortable with unobstructed view. And you can try your luck getting rush ticket for only $39. They’re open for sale starting at 9:00am on day of performance. Highly recommended.
Sunny Leung (Meow) - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating We saw the musical SIX this past weekend at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and it was such a fun and wonderful experience! We loved the musical and the theatre was so nice. The staff were welcoming and the lobby area had snacks and a place to buy merch. We were seated in the Orchestra in Row Q and I was amazed at the unobstructed view we had at the back closer to the doors. Would recommend seeing this musical at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Amali Kannangara - 16 days ago

5 Star Rating Saw the musical SIX here. Gorgeous space. Super comfy chairs up in the balcony. Unless you need to sit up close due to sight issues, the seats in the balcony work just fine!
nicole byng - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating managed to bag same-day rush tickets in the second row (!) for hadestown here. it was incredible seeing a Broadway musical up close - production and performances were all brilliant. the venue itself is lovely with nice seats and ice cream sold during the interval that surprisingly wasn't too overpriced. 100% recommend trying to bag rush tickets either online or over the phone - you might luck out like us!!
Lorna Bo - 3 months ago

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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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