Mirvish Toronto Theatre
Referred to as the "Broadway of Canada", Toronto is renowned for attracting phenomenal musical, comedic and theatrical productions. In fact, it is not uncommon for many performances to begin in Toronto before moving to the stages in New York, London, U.K., or Sydney, Australia. Within close proximity to the hotel, enjoy easy access to several of Toronto's premiere theatres.
What's playing? Check out the schedule for upcoming Toronto theatre at the Mirvish theatres listed below.
- Royal Alexandra
- 260 King Street West, Toronto - 10 minute walk from the hotel
- As the oldest continually operating theatre in North America, the Royal Alexandra opened its doors in 1907 in the "beaux-arts" architecture style. After receiving royal approval, Edward VII named the theatre in honor of the Danish princess of the same name; the Royal Alexandra is the only true "royal" theatre in North America. Today the theatre is recognized as a National Historic Monument and has been restored to its original splendour and has welcomed nearly 3,000 performances. Over the years, such legendary actors including Fred and Adele Astaire, Orson Welles, Ruth Gordon and Humphrey Bogart have graced the stage.
- Princess of Wales
- 300 King Street West, Toronto - 12 minute walk from the hotel
- The Princess of Wales theatre is a modern structure that opened in 1993 with a dramatic performance of Miss Saigon. The theatre was built with maximum flexibility in mind as it features one of the deepest and widest stages in North America. The architectural design incorporates the best ideas in design from this century with the elegance and intimacy of a 19th century theatre. When attending a performance here, guests are encouraged to closely review the interior features including Venetian terrazzo floors, luminous glass and tile mosaics, blown-glass lamps and hand-made metal light fixtures. Even the wall panels, doorways, bars, handrails and arches use a unique Sapele mahogany wood from Africa.
- Ed Mirvish Theatre
- 244 Victoria St, Toronto - 10 minute walk from the hotel
- The Ed Mirvish Theatre opened its doors in 1920 as Canada's largest and most elegant theatre; welcoming guests to both motion pictures and vaudeville performances. Operating under the Pantages name, the theatre was part of Mr. Alexander Pantages' empire which included 120 theatres throughout Canada and the United States. Beginning in 1929 through 1986 the theatre was exclusively a cinema house. In 1989, the theatre reopened with a stunning performance of The Phantom of the Opera. Prior to reopening the theatre was extensively renovated, restoring the interior to its original 1920s splendour with an all new stage and seating.
- Panasonic Theatre
- 651 Yonge St., Toronto - 5 minute cab ride from the hotel
- Originally built as a residence in 1911, today's Panasonic Theatre traces its roots to several different names including The Victory, The Showcase and The Festival among several others. In 2004 the interior of the theatre was gutted and reopened in 2005 as a preeminent live theatre and concert venue Today the theatre attracts some of the largest touring musical performances for their Toronto stops.