SIR’s 2019 Season!



MAY 30 – JUNE 22, 2019

Tickets are on sale NOW! Buy yours online here or call our Box Office during box office hours 204-891-9160.

Venue: Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park (aka “The Ruins”)

Directed by Rodrigo Beilfuss

Prince Hamlet has it all: youth, wealth, and freedom. Then his father dies, his mother marries his uncle and he loses the right to the crown. Returning home from college, he finds his country a foreign land and the ghost of his father trapped in limbo. Will the Prince conform to his new reality, or will he rage against the machine?

Shakespeare’s most popular play and the touchstone of English classical theatre, HAMLET is reinvented for the 21st century with a woman in the title role, a dynamic and diverse cast and a drummer scoring the show live. With this most canonical of all Ghost stories, we are set to face the big questions of Life and Death under the vast openness of the Prairie sky.

Teachers: If you would like to bring your class to see this production we have special performances just for schools! email us at for more information!


Macbeth Muet

FALL SCHOOL TOUR: Oct & Nov 2019

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES: Nov 12 – 16, 2019 (venue to be determined)

Directed by Jon Lachlan Stewart

A special partnership with Montreal-based theatre company La Fille Du Laitier.

Performed entirely without words, Macbeth Muet completely deconstructs this Shakespeare Tragedy into a fastpaced, visceral theatre experience, using the body, objects as imagery, and a ton of fake blood. Entire scenes are reduced to a single look, as Shakespeare’s complex and beautiful poetry is rendered mute, and searing. This unique and crowd-pleasing show was an enormous hit at the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Festival. As well as traveling to schools in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, there will also be a number of public shows in Winnipeg. Stay tuned for full details later this year!

click here to see more information about La Fille Du Laitier.

Teachers: BOOK NOW! If you would like more information about booking this tour for your class in Fall 2019 please email us at


How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available to purchase on our website 24 hours a day.

Tickets may also be Purchased over the phone through our box office 204-891-9160. Our box office hours are listed below.

When are your box office hours?

Our Box Office is open from April 23rd-May 28th between 1:00pm-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday. The box office is closed on Sundays during this time.

From May 29th-June22nd the box office is open 1:00pm-3:00pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Sorry, the box office is closed on Sundays and Mondays at this time.

Advance tickets are available to purchase online 24 hours a day here.

SAME DAY TICKETS – Same day tickets can be purchased online up to 1 hour before a performance begins (6:30pm cut off for 7:30pm performances & 1:30pm cut off for 2:30pm  performances). All unsold tickets will be available to purchase in person at the park 1 hour before the performance begins.

I’ve got tickets for tomorrow’s performance, but there is rain in the forecast. Do you cancel due to rain?

No, Shakespeare in the Ruins does not cancel a performance due to rain in the forecast. We have a large tent at the park which we perform under in case of rain. We ONLY cancel a performance if there is thunder and lightning overhead at the park right before or during a performance. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as the show must go on!

Where are the Ruins?

The ‘Ruins’, as we lovingly call them, or The Trappist Monastery Heritage Provincial Park is located in St. Norbert, Manitoba at 100 Ruines du Monastere St.

Drive south on Pembina Hwy past the St. Norbert Farmer’s Market. Turn right at the lights before the bridge onto Rue des Trappistes. Turn left on Ruines du Monastere St. You can’t miss us!

I’ve purchased tickets, where do I pick them up?

Tickets are available for pick up at the Ruins box office table 45 minutes before the performance begins.

Do I need to bring a chair?

No, we provide a complimentary chair for the performance. Just dress for the weather and bring your fabulous self!

Is the park/show wheelchair accessible?

Yes! Our performances have been staged to accommodate patrons in a wheelchair.

The show I was at was rained out and cancelled. What do I do?

In the event that there are thunder storms or weather so extreme that a show has to be cancelled, we will exchange your tickets for another showing. Please call the box office during their business hours (outlined above) to exchange your tickets. Exchanges are subject to availability and we will do our very best to accommodate your request.

Is the park closed to the public during performances?

The park is closed to the general public at the time of performances. Only SIR ticket holders have access to the park at that that time.

For a complete schedule of when the park is open and closed to the public in May and June please click here: SIR 2019 Trappist Park Calendar HAMLET.

If you have any other questions, please call Lisa at the office 204-957-1753 or email

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