Canada’s Theatre Museum Announces Its New Home Within The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

This exciting new museum will be an integral part of Canada’s theatre community, past, present and future with space for dynamic exhibits, presentations and educational programming.

Planning and design work is underway with Toronto-based international multidisciplinary design firm Reich&Petch.

Entrance to Canada’s Theatre Museum
Rendering by Reich&Petch

Canadian artists create some of the best Theatre on Earth

By theatre, we mean all the performing arts: from plays and
musicals, to dance, to opera and more.

And now, we’re going to have a place to celebrate the performing arts, and
the Canadians who create them.

We need $5 million to make this happen.

This will not just get us to opening night in the splendid space shaped by the international design firm, Reich&Petch. It will ensure we have the operating funds to create a solid financial future

So if you’ve ever enjoyed a show, whether it’s in Stratford or Montréal, Whitehorse or Toronto, think how your enjoyment can be shared with others, now and for years to come.

With your help, the celebrations can begin.

Celebrating a uniquely Canadian Performing Arts Heritage

The history of Canadian theatre chronicles who we have been, and who we have become.

How will we celebrate Canada’s Performing Arts Heritage?

We are creating a museum which will connect with our audiences in three ways:

  • The Collections Museum,
  • The Experience Centre, and
  • The Theatre Arts Hub

Project Partners

Heritage Venue Partner: The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
Owned and operated by: The Ontario Heritage Trust

The growing list of professional partners on this project includes:

  • Lighting Consultant: Sholem Dolgoy
  • Audio & Visual Consultant: Rodney Joffe
  • Philanthropic Campaign Counsel: Peter Hussell

Canada’s Theatre Museum Groundplan and Rendering by Reich&Petch

You can watch the March 23, 2023 Press Conference here:

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