Royal Alexandra Theatre
A masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture, the historic Royal Alexandra is Toronto's senior theatre and, at 108, never having been converted to any other use, the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
About Royal Alexandra Theatre
The Royal Alexandra is also North America's first truly "royal" theatre - "royal" by patent from Edward VII - named with royal permission for his consort, Alexandra, a Danish princess and great-grandmother of the present queen. Since its opening in 1907, almost 3000 productions have played the Royal Alexandra. Edwin "Honest Ed" Mirvish purchased the Royal Alexandra from the Mulock estate in 1963 and closed the theatre for extensive modernisation, repair and renovation, restoring the old house to the splendour of its early days. Ed Mirvish personally oversaw the operation of the theatre for the next 23 years, until 1986 when he handed management and administration over to his son, David, and David's company, Mirvish Productions. The Royal Alexandra was named a National Historic Monument in 1987, on its 80th birthday.
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Transportation & Parking
Just down the street from the Royal Alexandra is the Princess of Wales. There are four levels of parking located beneath the Princess of Wales, with an entrance ramp off John Street. Indoor parking is also available at the Hyatt-Regency Toronto, on King St., one block west of the Princess of Wales.