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Explore the NAC's collection of imagined theatrical spaces brought to life through the artistry of top Canadian and International scenographic designers.

Explore more than 120 set maquettes and compare them with what was built, view production photos and design plans, read designer bios and house programs, and engage with activities, essays, games and resources.

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A Christmas Carol

  • By: Paula Danckert, Charles Dickens, Peter Hinton
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2009
  • Designer: Eo Sharp
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Frida K

  • By: Gloria Montero
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2007
  • Designer: Ken Garnhum
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Copper Thunderbird

  • By: Marie Clements
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2007
  • Designer: Mary Kerr
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The Unanswered Question

  • By: Martin Julien
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 2007
  • Designer: Astrid Janson
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The Wrong Son

  • By: Allen Cole
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2006
  • Designer: Dany Lyne
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I Am My Own Wife

  • By: Doug Wright
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2006
  • Designer: Hisham Ali
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La Société des Métis

  • By: Normand Chaurette
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 2005
  • Designer: Jean Hazel
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Hamlet

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2004
  • Designer: John Pennoyer
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Le moine noir

  • By: Anton Tchekhov
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2004
  • Designer: Denis Marleau
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Trying

  • By: Joanna McClelland Glass
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2004
  • Designer: Christina Poddubiuk
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After the Orchard

  • By: Jason Sherman
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2004
  • Designer: Christina Poddubiuk
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simpl

  • By: Peter Froehlich
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 2004
  • Designer: Yannik Larivée
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The "Vaudevilles" of Chekhov

  • By: Morwyn Brebner, Anton Chekhov, Andrew Moodie
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2003
  • Designer: Judith Bowden
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L'Eden Cinéma

  • By: Marguerite Duras
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 2003
  • Designer: Anick La Bissonnière
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Vinci

  • By: Maureen Hunter
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2002
  • Designer: John Jenkins
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Mary's Wedding

  • By: Stephen Massicotte
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2002
  • Designer: Christina Poddubiuk
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Quelqu'un va venir

  • By: Jon Fosse
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2002
  • Designer: Denis Marleau
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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

  • By: Martin McDonagh
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2001
  • Designer: Brian Perchaluk
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An Enemy of the People

  • By: David Young
  • Venue: NAC Theatre
  • Year: 2001
  • Designer: Sue LePage
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Twelfth Night

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Venue: NAC Studio
  • Year: 2001
  • Designer: Arthur Penson
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