Our Growing Collection
The core of our collection, The Whittaker Collection, was donated by the founder of our museum. Herbert Whittaker (Sept. 20, 1910 - September 9, 2006), designer, director and drama critic emeritus for The Globe and Mail, collected hundreds of designs, playbills, photographs and memorabilia throughout the 20th century. These artifacts offer a fascinating and extensive view of Canada’s theatrical development.
Other collections and artifacts have been donated by such theatrical luminaries as Christopher Plummer, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, George Luscombe, Tony van Bridge, Tom Kneebone, Betty Oliphant, Eric Donkin and Don Harron amongst others.
Many more exciting and valuable donations are waiting in the wings. When the Theatre Museum has a proper home, we can collect and preserve these treasures and create innovative exhibitions around them. You can help us reach this goal by supporting Theatre Museum Canada. If you are interested in making a financial contribution, or you have a collection of theatrical significance please visit our support page.