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Royal Alexandra Theatre

Royal Alexandra Theatre - Photo of Royal Alexandra Theatre
260 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Seats (approximate): 1497

A masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture, the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre is Toronto's senior theatre. Built in 1907 and never having been converted to any other use, it is one of the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatres in North America. The Royal Alexandra embodies the ambition of the young Toronto stockbroker Cawthra Mulock, who sought to put his home town on the cultural map by building for it "the finest theatre on the continent." What he and his architect, John M. Lyle, created has since been called "an Edwardian jewel-box," a treasure chest of imported marble, hand-carved cherry and walnut, fine silks and velvets, crystal chandeliers and ornate, gilded plaster. The Royal Alexandra is also North America's only truly "royal" theatre - "royal" by patent from Edward VII - named with royal permission for his consort, Queen Alexandra, great-grandmother of the present queen. There are three levels of seating in the 1500-seat Royal Alexandra: orchestra, balcony and upper balcony (gallery). Each level offers a lobby, bar/refreshment area and washrooms. The largest lounge area, the Yale Simpson Room, is on the lowest level, beneath the auditorium. The Royal Alex has a wheelchair-accessible washroom on the street (orchestra) level, on the east side of the main lobby. The theatre was named a National Historic Monument in 1987, on its 80th birthday.


Productions Production Dates
Once
Musical, Original, Romance
Nov 26, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014
I Love Lucy
Play, Original, Comedy
Original Music Composer: Peitor Angell; Adapted for the Stage and with new material by Kim Flagg, Rick Sparks; Special Lyrics by Wayne Moore
Oct 15, 2013 - Nov 17, 2013
La Cage Aux Folles
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Oct 09, 2012 - Nov 18, 2012
Hair
Musical, Revival, Fantasy
Dec 13, 2011 - Jan 01, 2012
Pippin
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Oct 24, 2006 - Dec 03, 2006
Legends!
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by James Kirkwood
Sep 12, 2006 - Oct 22, 2006
Dame Edna: Back With A Vengeance
Special, Original, Comedy
Music by Wayne Barker; Devised and Written by Barry Humphries; Lyrics by Barry Humphries, Wayne Barker
Oct 25, 2005 - Nov 06, 2005
Fame
Musical, Original
Music by Steve Margoshes; Book by José Fernandez; Lyrics by Jacques Levy
Nov 09, 1998 - Dec 19, 1998
Three Tall Women
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Edward Albee
Apr 16, 1996 - May 25, 1996
Guys and Dolls
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Jun 01, 1993 - Jul 17, 1993
Lost In Yonkers
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
Nov 03, 1992 - Dec 19, 1992
The Secret Garden
Musical, Original
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Sep 15, 1992 - Oct 31, 1992