Extra large plush red chair outside the Royal Alexander Theatre, Toronto, a copy of original chair inside and a photo moment for inquisitive passers like me. The theatre is undergoing renovation with original seats being replaced by their modern versions for more leg room and better viewer comfort.
The Royal Alexander Theatre popularly known “Royal Alex” is the oldest running theatre in North America. The theatre, named after Queen Alexandra wife of King Edward VII and grandmother of present Queen Elizabeth II, is a 1497 seat, beaux-arts style, proscenium stage theatre with two balcony levels similar to old 19th century British theatres. Located in heart of Entertainment District, King Street West, it has for company modern TIFF, wine bars, restaurants and bistros. The theatre is a designated National Historic Site of Canada.