What is Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) all about?

Distilled to its essence, Shakespeare in the Ruins exists to promote and celebrate the unique experience of performing and attending live theatre.


We specialize in creating accessible, entertaining productions in non-traditional settings, with a proud history of presenting both new plays, and old plays in new ways. We invest in the works of Shakespeare because, as the world’s greatest dramatist, his plays provide the greatest opportunities for theatre artists and audiences alike.


Our track record for engaging local artists for each and every production speaks to our belief in the world-class quality of Manitoba’s theatre artists, and our commitment to their continued development.


Our dedication to an “ensemble” approach (in every aspect of our organization), in addition to our initiatives in youth and community education, developing new work, and professional development, all contribute toward making Shakespeare in the Ruins a unique and valuable Canadian arts organization.

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