TOM HENDRY: Kickstarter of Canadian Theatre

Current Exhibit:
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Macdonald Heaslip Walkway of Theatre History at Hart House Theatre.

Theatre Museum Canada is delighted to share with you these posters that Tom’s family donated to the museum – and to share the glimpse they offer you of our country developing its professional theatre.

Many people, maybe even you, keep theatre posters and programs from shows they see or work on. Few, however,

Theatre Museum Goes Backstage

Theatres of Old Toronto Walk

Theatres in Old Toronto (Heritage Toronto Tour)

Thanks so much to Heritage Toronto and its audience who enjoyed our walk.

We are looking forward to a new series of Theatre Museum Goes Backstage events in 2015. Stay tuned and sign up for our mailing list to be among the first to find out about these events.

photo: (Courtesy of Heritage Toronto)

News and Events



Actor Ron Braden (1931-2012) celebrates a life in the theatre with charitable gift in his will.

With profound gratitude Theatre Museum Canada thanks actor Ron Braden for the charitable gift of $548,000 made in his Will.  The largest donation ever made to Theatre Museum Canada, it creates The Gertrude Isobelle Braden Fund, named after his mother, and will help the organization preserve Canadian theatre heritage for future generations.


King Blue sets the stage for Theatre Museum Canada

When King Blue by Greenland Condominiums takes its place in the Toronto skyline at the corner of King Street West and Blue Jays Way, it will house a unique component to which no other condo development in the country can lay claim — it will be home to Theatre Museum Canada.

Trying to remember who was in that show you loved? This new website is for you.

Theatre Museum Canada is delighted to present a new website project recording the production history and performance dates of Toronto’s professional theatre: The Toronto Theatre Database Project (www.ttdb.ca).

The preview launch includes over 400 plays produced in the last five years. This is a work in progress. We plan to include plays from past decades, and from across the country.

About Us

Theatre Museum Canada is dedicated to preserving and celebrating Canada's theatre heritage.

Each year, students and theatre enthusiasts discover and explore Canada's theatre thanks to the Legend Library, special exhibits and our Backstage panels.