When was the Royal Alexandra Theatre built?
Built in 1907 by Cawthra Mulock (Toronto’s “boy millionaire”), and designed by John M Lyle, it is a masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture that also holds distinction as the city’s first steel-framed structure (allowing cantilevered balconies), one of the first “air-conditioned” buildings in North America, and the
How many Theatres are owned by Mirvish Productions?
Our Theatres Mirvish Productions owns and operates four magnificent theatres in downtown Toronto – the Royal Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, the Ed Mirvish and the CAA – each offering its patrons a unique theatre-going experience. Explore each of our venues by clicking on the view details link below.
Does the Royal Alexandra Theatre have a ghost light?
Some people put the light out to scare the ghosts away, and others do it so the ghosts can have a light to perform, but it is mostly there for safety, he says. (Of the four Mirvish theatres, only the Royal Alex has a ghost light, Karastamatis says.) “There are times in the theatre you can feel that something’s there.”
What are the 3 origins of Theatre?
The theatre of ancient Greece consisted of three types of drama: tragedy, comedy, and the satyr play. The origins of theatre in ancient Greece, according to Aristotle (384–322 BCE), the first theoretician of theatre, are to be found in the festivals that honoured Dionysus.
How many Theatres are there in Toronto?
There are 187 professional theatre, dance and opera companies, 62 venues and 38,269 seats, not including outdoor venues, smaller theatres (399 seats or less) and comedy clubs.
Where is the Princess of Wales Theatre?
By popular demand, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables returns to Toronto.
Is Ed Mirvish alive?