About the Royal Theatre
The 1416 seat Royal Theatre opened in 1913. It has seen many of this century's great performers on its stage, including Sarah Bernhardt, Carlos Montoya, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Luciano Pavarotti, National Ballet of Canada, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Tony Bennett. The Royal retains its original Rococo/Renaissance Revival style décor and it is Vancouver Island's premiere venue for touring attractions, and home to the Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera Victoria.
The Royal and McPherson Theatre Society (RMTS) is a not-for-profit organization that manages all operational aspects of the Royal Theatre and the McPherson Playhouse. The society is unique in that it provides “one stop shopping” for our clients, handles the rentals and upkeep of the venues, provides a box office, technical and front of house services. The RMTS currently functions as a rental venue and not a producing arts organization. The theatre’s Mission Statement is: to enrich the cultural life of the region, by operating and maintaining the civic theatres of the CRD.