On this day: The Royal Alexandra Theatre Opened
Tuesday, 26th August 2014 by Ian Brown
One more curtain call … the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto opened on this day in 1907, making it the longest continually operating theatre in North America. Even with a budget to build ‘the finest theatre on the continent’, the architect vastly overspent, installing Italian marble, fine woods and silk wallpaper. Many of the 20th century theatre greats trod the grand theatre’s boards.