The Royal Alexandra Theatre is located in Toronto, Canada.
Built in 1907, the 1,497-seat Royal Alex is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
A beaux-arts style, proscenium-stage theatre, with two balcony levels, built in the style typical of 19th century British theatres.
Designed by noted Toronto architect John M. Lyle (1872-1945), who had worked in theatre design in New York, the Royal Alexandra was a direct importation of the small, lavish, and more intimate type of theatre being built in New York. Its design allowed a relatively large number of seats in a deceptively small space.
The theatre, commonly known as the “Royal Alex”, “the Alex”, or “the R.A.T.” is named for Queen Alexandra, a Danish princess and the wife of King Edward VII, great-grandmother to the current Queen of Canada, Elizabeth II.
Focal journey (by Gustavo Espinola)