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


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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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Rated 4.5 out of 5

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 - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Saw a fantastic performance of Come From Away in December 2016! Will be back sometime soon!

Richard Nowell - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Wonderfully restored theatre. No elevator to upper levels...Seniors beware.

Sheldon Steinberg - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating 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 - 2 months ago

4 Star Rating It is a beautiful older theatre that has a nice historic feel, but the lines for washrooms are insanely long and it it really is time it got a bit of a facelift (at least new carpet and more toilets).

Tara Signorelli - 7 months ago


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

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