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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
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
Musical, Revival, Fantasy
Dec 13, 2011 - Jan 01, 2012
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Oct 24, 2006 - Dec 03, 2006
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
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
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Musical, Original
Music by Buddy Holly; Book by Alan Janes; Lyrics by Buddy Holly
Jul 28, 1992 - Sep 12, 1992
Sweet Charity
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Jul 08, 1987 - Aug 29, 1987
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Neil Simon
May 14, 1985 - Jun 22, 1985
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Peter Shaffer
Dec 27, 1983 - Feb 04, 1984
Master Harold...and the boys
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Athol Fugard
Sep 12, 1983 - Oct 22, 1983
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Mark Bramble; Lyrics by Michael Stewart
Jan 04, 1983 - Jan 30, 1983
The Pirates of Penzance
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Operetta
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Words by W. S. Gilbert
Aug 10, 1982 - Aug 22, 1982
Sweeney Todd
Musical, Original, Thriller
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Jun 08, 1982 - Jul 17, 1982
A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine
Musical, Original, Revue, Comedy
Music by Frank Lazarus; Book by Dick Vosburgh; Lyrics by Dick Vosburgh
Dec 01, 1981 - Jan 10, 1982
Children of a Lesser God
Play, Original, Drama,Sign Language
Written by Mark Medoff
Oct 20, 1981 - Nov 28, 1981
They're Playing Our Song
Musical, Original, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Jun 18, 1981 - Aug 29, 1981
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Mar 17, 1981 - Apr 18, 1981
The Elephant Man
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Bernard Pomerance
Sep 02, 1980 - Oct 19, 1980
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 03, 1980 - Jul 19, 1980
Musical, Original, Revue
Feb 12, 1980 - Mar 15, 1980
Play, Original, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy
Written by Ira Levin
Dec 03, 1979 - Jan 06, 1980
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Hugh Leonard
Sep 10, 1979 - Oct 13, 1979
A Chorus Line
Musical, Original, Drama
Jul 09, 1979 - Aug 19, 1979
The Wiz
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Charlie Smalls; Book by William F. Brown; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Jan 31, 1978 - Mar 12, 1978
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Oct 17, 1977 - Nov 12, 1977
A Chorus Line
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 29, 1976 - Jul 10, 1976
Musical, Original, Comedy
May 27, 1974 - Jul 13, 1974
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 02, 1973 - Apr 21, 1973
Butterflies are Free
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Leonard Gershe
Mar 29, 1971 - Apr 24, 1971