The Royal Theatre has been a premiere venue for entertainment in Victoria since it opened in 1913. This popular concert hall has and continues to host innumerable diverse productions.
When you enter the lush rococo/renaissance revival interior and sink into one of the 1,434 comfy seats, you will feel an anticipatory thrill, and then settle in to enjoy an evening of quality entertainment.
The Royal Theatre is home to:
- The Victoria Symphony, and
- Pacific Opera Victoria.
It is also a receiving house that regularly books touring acts and local companies such as Ballet Victoria and Dance Victoria.
Many world class performers have graced the stage at The Royal Theatre, including:
- Sarah Bernhardt;
- Carlos Montoya;
- Mikhail Baryshnikov;
- Luciano Pavarotti;
- National Ballet of Canada;
- Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and
- Tony Bennett.
The Royal Theatre is operated by The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society (RMTS) under an agreement with the Capital Regional District (CRD). This not for profit organization manages all aspects of both venues. It’s Mission Statement: “To enrich the cultural life of the region, by operating and maintaining the civic theatres of the CRD”.
For close to a century, the Royal Theatre has been presenting diverse, quality entertainment in a beautiful setting to Victoria’s residents and visitors and it continues to be a treasured landmark in Victoria’s cultural life.