Welcome to Theatre Museum Canada. Our goal is to share the wonder of theatre in Canada, through our collection of artifacts, designs, photos, videos and interviews, using every marvel of technology to help you experience the thrill of live theatre, past and present.
Planning is underway for a museum consisting of an exciting physical space, enhanced by an innovative virtual museum. In the meantime, we present exhibitions at such places as the Macdonald Heaslip Walkway of Theatre History at Hart House Theatre, the Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre and the CNE. We also produce a series of lively panel discussions, and we are recording the stories of our theatrical luminaries on videotape. And of course, we continue to expand our collection.
This web site will constantly evolve, as we acquire new material, launch new exhibitions and enlist more support. This is very much a work in progress.
We hope you will join us as we strive to keep pace with the exciting world of today's theatre, and explore the rich historical trail that led us here.
In the Spotlight
Writer's Block & Friends: Barriers to Creativity
Monday April 8, 2013
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Theatre Museum Goes Backstage Event
Free Public Event. First Come, First Seated
To book a seat, please email us at BACKSTAGE@TheatreMuseumCanada.ca
Theatre Museum Goes Backstage is a series of public events offering you a sneak peek into the creative processes behind a theatre performance. This will be a terrific and lively conversation as leading playwrights discuss writer's block and other barriers to their creativity.
Effective May 1 , 2012 our mailing address has been changed to:
THEATRE MUSEUM CANADA
RENEGADE BODIES: Canadian Dance in the 1970s
Theatre Museum Canada presents an exhibit by
Macdonald Heaslip Walkway of Theatre History
STAGE SET FOR THEATRE MUSEUM
David Mirvish announces a permanent home.
Theatre Impressario David Mirvish, announced that Theatre Museum Canada will have a permanent home in a new development to be built at 355 King Street West . Located in the heart of Toronto 's theatre district, the museum will be a vital addition to Canada 's rich theatrical heritage.
Planning is underway for an exciting museum that will be an integral part of Canada 's theatre, past, present & future. Its 900 square metres (about 9600 square feet) will include space for dynamic exhibits, presentations and educational programmingHow thrilled I am to hear about our new home, says Theatre Museum honorary patron Christopher Plummer. God bless David Mirvish, everyone responsible and all who sail in her, for magically evoking this major miracle, enthused Plummer, adding:
Bravo! Merci et bon voyage!.