Royal Theatre

Royal Theatre (HM1DTE)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1E5 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.405', W 123° 21.749'

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Le Th??tre Royal

Constructed in 1912-1913 during the Victoria building boom, this structure originally opened as the Royal Victoria Theatre, owned by a group of local entrepreneurs. Theatres of this type, presenting live dramatic, musical and vaudeville performances, were constructed across Canada between 1913 and 1930. While they were among the grandest theatres ever built in this country, few now exist. This theatre's impressive bricK and terra cotta facade and ornate classically-inspired interior have provided an appropriate setting for generations of events central to the social and cultural life of Victoria.

Ce th??tre, d'abord appel? Royal Victoria, fut construit en 1912-1913, durant une p?riode de d?veloppement acc?l?r?. Il appartenait ? un groupe d'entrepreneurs locaux. Des th??tres de ce genre, o? l'on prentait des oeuvres dramatiques, des s?ances musicales et des spectacles de vaudeville, virent le jour un peu partout au Canada entre 1913 et 1930. Ils comptaient parmi les plus grandioses jamas construits au pays, mais il en rest? tr peu d'exemples aujourd'hui. Celui-ci, avec son impressionnante fa?ade de brique et de terre cuite et son int?rieur d'inspiration classique tr orn?, a fourni un cadre appropri? aux manifestations de la vie sociale et culturelle de Victoria pendant plusieurs g?n?rations.
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 473182 N 5363426
Decimal Degrees48.42341667, -123.36248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.405', W 123° 21.749'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 24.30" N, 123° 21' 44.94" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 805 Broughton St, Victoria BC V8W 1E5, CA
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