Christopher Plummer at Theatre Museum event

Canada’s Theatre Museum

Arts & Culture



We invite the world to explore and be inspired by the past, present and future of Canadian theatre.

We believe that the legacy of the past will inspire even greater achievements for the future of Canadian theatre.


Has theatre played an important role in your life? Celebrate your life in theatre through a gift to Canada’s Theatre Museum.

As an audience member, do you have favourite moments, performances or plays?
When did you first experience the magic of theatre? Was there a particular play that captured your imagination? Maybe you caught the acting bug as a young student, or realized how a space can be transformed by scenic design?

Our Impact

We are a small charity and our work is made possible by individuals, like you, who believe that Canada’s theatre heritage is worth preserving and celebrating.

Our vision is a Canada that values all shared expressions of theatre by all people as essential and enriching elements in our social fabric.

By making a bequest, you join over one
million Canadians who have chosen to enrich our
country and its identity by leaving a charitable gift
to a cause they care about.

See what your legacy could be

Talk to Canada’s Theatre Museum about a legacy gift

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Your gift will preserve our collections of unique artefacts, create inspiring exhibitions and produce online and in-person programs that preserve and share our theatre heritage with future generations.

You can play an important role in our future.

Herbert Whittaker (1910–2006) was the first to
make a gift to Canada’s Theatre Museum in his Will.

For over 25 years Canadians read his reviews
and columns as The Globe and Mail’s Theatre

He was a nurturing catalyst for the growth
of our theatre, from small community groups to
the large professional companies.

Herb was a driving force behind the establishment
of Canada’s Theatre Museum, and he continues to
be a champion today.

Actor Ron Braden (1931-2012) left a charitable
donation to Canada’s Theatre Museum in his Will.
Ron acted with The Canadian Players, The Red
Barn and The National Arts Centre. He loyally
volunteered with the Theatre Museum to help
with materials donated by his friends Jean Roberts
and Marigold Charlesworth, so their important
contribution could be shared with future generations.

His generous legacy gift created the Gertrude
Isobelle Braden Fund, named after his mother,
and every day Canadians discover and get inspired thanks to his gift.


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