Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0P8
ph: 204-956-1340 ext 240
fx: 204-947-3741

Registered Charitable Number: 119030799RR0001

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Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre exists to celebrate the widest spectrum of theatre art. Deeply rooted in the province of Manitoba, which gave it life and provides for its growth, Royal MTC aspires to both reflect and inform the community it serves.


The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre is a community-based, not-for-profit arts organization in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Royal MTC was Canada’s first English-language regional theatre and presents six plays at the John Hirsch Mainstage, four plays at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, a regional tour, a Master Playwright Festival and the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, North America’s second-largest Fringe Festival.


When John Hirsch and Tom Hendry founded the Manitoba Theatre Centre in 1958, their goal was to create great professional theatre with mass appeal. Canada's first regional theatre spent its first decade in the Dominion Theatre before opening at its present location on November 2, 1970. Since its founding, MTC has produced more than 500 plays, and hundreds of well-known actors have appeared on its stages, including Len Cariou, Martha Henry, William Hurt, Robert Lepage, Seana McKenna, Keanu Reeves, and Kathleen Turner. In 2010, MTC was given Royal Designation by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, becoming Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.


Backstage Pass: Theatre Perspectives for Students Backstage Pass is a free high school subscription program that is open to all students in grades 11 and 12 with a keen interest in the performing arts, giving them an opportunity to take an in-depth look at theatre.
Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Theatre Scholarship RMTC established the Jean Murray–Moray Sinclair Theatre Scholarship almost 50 years ago. Since its creation, the fund has financially assisted more than 400 Manitobans aspiring to a career in professional theatre with over 700 scholarships and apprenticeships.
Naomi Levin Theatre Scholarship Naomi Levin Theatre Scholarships are available to persons studying production/technical aspects of theatre. To qualify, applicants must be attending an accredited theatre production program, or be apprenticed to a professional theatre.


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