The rigging in a theatre – the rope and pulley system for moving scenery – is modeled on the rigging of a sailing ship. In 17th and 18th century England, stage crews were hired from among the idle sailors of ships in port – people who “knew the ropes”.
Each of our theatres - the Royal Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, the Ed Mirvish (formerly the Canon) and the Panasonic - has a unique floor-plan and seating arrangement. To help you locate your seats, find the seats that most interest you, or familarise yourself with the layout of the auditorium, you may choose a theatre below to see the seating plan of that venue. All seating plans are also available for downloa d and printing at home as high-quaiity PDFs. A feature allowing you to see views of the stage from different seating locations is coming soon!