News & Events

Colm Feore announced as honorary patron

In category: Events Exhibitions News

Canada’s Theatre Museum is delighted that iconic Canadian actor Colm Feore has agreed to take on the role of honorary patron for the museum. Colm adds: “Canada’s Theatre Museum is a foundational resource for all. It showcases our rich cultural history and points toward a glorious future.

Whittaker set design for Galileo

Herbert Whittaker: Designing for the Theatre

In category: Exhibitions

On Now
Online Exhibit
This online exhibit features designs by Herbert Whittaker, and is part of the Google Arts and Culture initiative and its non-commercial mission to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Christopher Plummer


In category: Events

Special screening of CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER: A MEMOIR  a documentary film featuring Christopher Plummer in conversation with Atom Egoyan.

Thursday May 16, 2019
Film Screening (90 Minutes)
Followed by a Q&A

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Behind the curtain

Behind the curtain

In category: Exhibitions

A pop-up exhibit in the lobby of The Elgin Theatre

July & August 2017

This free pop-up exhibit offered the rare chance to see costumes and other theatre wonders up close.

Man Looking at DAVID FRENCH

David French: Writing Home

In category: Exhibitions


Fall 2011

NAC English Theatre in association with Theatre Museum Canada presented a retrospective exhibit about the life and work of one of Canada’s most important playwrights, Newfoundland and Labrador’s David French (1939-2010), in conjunction with the production of his play Salt-Water Moon.

Tom Hendry in Barbados

TOM HENDRY: Kickstarter of Canadian Theatre

In category: Exhibitions


October 2014
to July 2016

Macdonald Heaslip Walkway of Theatre History

Tom was a playwright, producer, administrator, director, literary manager, policy creator, founder – and it turns out, a collector of posters.

Black and white man on chair woman in his lap

Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s

In category: Exhibitions

September 2011 to September 2014

Macdonald Heaslip Walkway of Theatre History

Theatre Museum Canada presented an exhibit by Dance Collection Danse

The 1970s saw an unprecedented dance boom in Canada. Canadian dancers travelled the world as unofficial cultural ambassadors.

Man looking at exhibition panel

David French: Writing Home

In category: Exhibitions

Produced by the National Arts Centre in association with Theatre Museum Canada

An online companion exhibit is also featured on the NAC’s educational website

September to November 2011
National Arts Centre, Ottawa

September to October 2012
Tarragon Theatre, Toronto

October to November 2013
Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque

This special retrospective exhibit about one of Canada’s most influential playwrights, David French (1939 – 2010), produced by the National Arts Centre in association with Theatre Museum Canada, celebrated David French’s life, his career, and why his work was so important to the development of English Canadian theatre.

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