Shakespeare at the National Arts Centre

The National Arts Centre (NAC) was originally supposed to open in 1967, but due to construction issues it didn't officially open until June 2nd, 1969. Our timeline begins a year before the official opening, and highlights the 74 Shakespeare-related productions at the NAC.;xNLx;;xNLx;For ease-of-use tools to navigate though our timeline, click on the wrench icon in the lower right corner. The button in the lower left corner can also be used to toggle between 2D and 3D layouts.;xNLx;;xNLx;For a more in-depth look into one particular set of the productions, feel free to use the wrench icon to limit your view to the category "Hamlet". This will allow you to have a more streamlined view of some of the more notable productions of Shakespeare's works at the NAC...

1968-03-26 00:00:00

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1969-03-30 00:00:00

Merchant of Venice

1969-10-20 00:00:00


The stage of the NAC's 1969 production of "Hamlet", designed by Sam Kirkpatrick.

1970-10-19 00:00:00


1972-03-20 00:00:00

As You Like It

1973-02-26 00:00:00

Shakespeare in the Salon

1973-02-27 00:00:00

The Tempest

1973-03-12 00:00:00


Title: "Macbett de Eugène Ionesco"

1973-11-22 00:00:00

Twelfth Night

1974-03-18 00:00:00

Two Gentlemen of Verona

1975-03-17 00:00:00

Comedy of Errors

1976-03-29 00:00:00


The program for the NAC's 1976 production of "Hamlet", directed by Robin Phillips and William Hutt and starring Richard Monette and Nicholas Pennell.

1976-10-24 00:00:00

Shakespeare's People: A Celebration of Shakespeare in Words and Music

1978-01-09 00:00:00

Troilus and Cressida

1979-01-22 00:00:00


A picture of Neil Munro as Hamlet in John Wood's rendition of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet".

1979-04-02 00:00:00


A poster for John Wood's rendition of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" starring Neil Munro.

1981-03-21 00:00:00

Julius Caesar

1981-05-25 00:00:00

The Tempest

1981-07-17 00:00:00

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Exact dates: 17th, 22nd, and 24th

1982-04-06 00:00:00

Richard III

1982-04-27 00:00:00

Hamlet, Macbeth

The program for "Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth", a combination of two of Shakespeare’s more famous plays.

1982-09-15 00:00:00


Title: Periclés. Click to find out more!

1983-02-24 00:00:00

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1984-03-06 00:00:00

Much Ado About Nothing

1984-08-13 00:00:00

Ian McKellan Acting Shakespeare

1986-05-19 00:00:00

The Taming of the Shrew

1987-05-07 00:00:00


The program for "Tango avec le mort", also known as "Hamlet et Hamlet".

1989-09-21 00:00:00

Richard III

1990-06-21 00:00:00

Romeo and Juliet

1990-09-14 00:00:00

The Taming of the Shrew

1990-10-11 00:00:00


1991-12-03 00:00:00


1992-02-18 00:00:00

The Tempest

1992-05-26 00:00:00

Shakespeare la Suité!

1993-03-30 00:00:00

Lynn Redgrave in Shakespeare for my Father

1993-04-01 00:00:00

Romeo and Juliet

Title: "Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Romeo and Juliette"

1993-06-17 00:00:00

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1995-10-20 00:00:00

Romeo and Juliet

1997-04-10 00:00:00

The Taming of the Shrew

1997-09-09 00:00:00


The program for "Elsinore", written and directed by Robert Lepage.

1998-02-10 00:00:00

Romeo and Juliet

1999-02-15 00:00:00


2000-10-12 00:00:00

Romeo and Juliet

2001-01-05 00:00:00

A Company of Fools "Twelfth Night Celebration"

2001-03-25 00:00:00


2001-05-18 00:00:00

All's Well that Ends Well

2001-12-08 00:00:00

Twelfth Night

2003-01-05 00:00:00

A Company of Fools "Twelfth Night Celebration"

2003-01-07 00:00:00


A "Hamlet" maquette created and designed by John Pennoyer for the 2003 production of the play.

2003-01-15 00:00:00

Winter's Tale

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