Royal Alexandra Theatre
260 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1H9, Canada
Photo by Andrew Rubstov/age fotostock
Royal Alexandra TheatreThe Royal Alexandra Theatre—or the Royal Alex, as it’s known—is a pretty spiffy affair. The newly restored 1907 Beaux-Arts triumph is, in fact, North America’s first properly royal theater. It gained its title thanks to King Edward VII, who named it after his consort, Princess Alexandra of Denmark. In step with its notable lineage, the theater's stage has hosted everything from the musical Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles to shows that may cause a royal hiccup (Kinky Boots, anyone?). For lovers of boldfaced productions, this is the place.