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 VisitFee: Yes. Puchase Tickets
Address: 260 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1H9, Canada
Phone: (416) 872-1212
Official Website: Royal Alexandra Theatre - Toronto
|TTC Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Yonge-University-Spadina||St. Andrew Station||3 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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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 - 2 days ago
Beautiful building with polite & professional staff. We went here to see "Come From Away", which was a brilliant show.
Todd Hirtle - 25 days ago
Nice old theatre in downtown Toronto. Currently (Dec 2016) showing "Come from Away", a very uplifting and lively account of unexpected visitors to a small town in Newfoundland.
John Oyston - 27 days ago
The new theatre is beautiful and much more comfortable than it was previously. And we went to see Come From Away, which was amazing.
Steven Ekstein - 1 month ago
One of the best theaters around; all seats have a good view of the stage. It has hosted some of the best theatrical productions in any major city.
Matthew Bells - 1 month ago