Royal Theatre (Victoria, British Columbia)
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The Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia
|Location||805 Broughton Street
Victoria, British Columbia
|Original use||Opera house and concert hall|
|Architect||William D’Oyly Hamilton Rochfort and Eben W. Sankey|
|Governing body||Royal & McPherson Theatres Society|
The Royal Theatre is an opera house and concert hall located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It was designed in 1912 by William D’Oyly Hamilton Rochfort and Eben W. Sankey. Rochfort was very active as an architect in Victoria from 1908 until he left for the war in 1914. Opened in 1913, the theatre has operated under many guises, including cinema (1917–1981; operated during some of that time by Famous Players), opera, and concerts.
Today, the theatre has a capacity of 1,416. It is a popular venue, staging concerts by Victoria Symphony and the Victoria Philharmonic Choir as well as productions by Pacific Opera Victoria, though it is also considered a receiving house, and regularly books "outside acts".
Notable visiting performers
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