Our Growing Collection
The core of our collection, The Whittaker Collection, was donated by the founder of our museum. Herbert Whittaker (September 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.
Donations from Canada's theatre community have developed a collection with the goal of illustrating and making known significant developments in theatre in Canada. The collection includes: photographs, scripts & prompt books, design drawings, posters, costumes & accessories, set models, props, personal papers & playbills.
Collections and artifacts have been donated by such theatrical greats as Christopher Plummer, Martin Short, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, George Luscombe, Tony van Bridge, Tom Kneebone, Betty Oliphant, Eric Donkin, Don Harron, Jean Roberts, Susan Benson and Michael Whitfield.
Many more exciting and valuable donations are waiting in the wings.
Your support makes it possible to continue caring for this growing collection. For more information, please visit our Support page.