Royal Theatre

805 Broughton Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 1E4

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Here is the official web site of the Royal Theatre. The house is operated, along with the McPherson Playhouse, by the Royal and McPherson Theatre Society.

The Hallmark Society, a local preservation group, has several photos of the Royal on its web site.

An extensive collection of photos depicting the restoration of the Royal’s exterior can be seen on this page (scroll down) at the web site of the architect for the restoration project, Allan R. Cassidy.

This web page has a bit of information about the 1992 expansion of the Royal Theatre, when wings were added to each side of the historic structure as part of its conversion into a modern performing arts venue. There are three small photos. The lead designer for that project was Alan Roy, then with Wagg and Hambleton Architects, Victoria.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

The correct names of the architects of the Royal are William D'Oyly Rochfort and Eben W. Sankey.

tomheemskerk
tomheemskerk on July 20, 2007 at 7:44 am

More photos: http://homepage.mac.com/rmts/PhotoAlbum6.html

There is no longer a screen at the Royal. Feature films haven’t been sceened there since the early 1980’s, under a covenant made with Famous Players when the theatre reverted back to live performances only.

tomheemskerk
tomheemskerk on June 21, 2006 at 1:12 am

Architects were W. Roquefort and E. Sankey. The first movie showing was in 1917.
Also home to Victoria Dance Series, and various other live attractions.