riel trial

Louis David Riel has been made a folk hero by the Francophone, the Catholic nationalists, the Native rights movement, and the New Left student movement. Riel has received more scholarly attention than practically any other figure in Canadian history.

Historical! - John Coulter’s play is based on official trial transcripts

Dramatic! - Live performers Re-enact the 1885 Trial of Louis Riel

Controversial! - Land Rights, Language, Race, Religion, and Justice are Central Topics in the Play’s Dialogue

51st Year of Production

Re-creation of Canada's Most Famous Trial
Produced by: RielCo Productions Inc.

Experience the momentous trial that changed Western Canada Forever

View the 2018 Performance Program of The Trial of Louis Riel

See all the actors names (some bios) and pictures.

Watch the video:

Louis Riel addresses the Jury



The Trial of Louis Riel was written as a Centennial project in 1967 by John Coulter. It is based on the transcripts of the famous trial of Louis Riel in 1885 at Regina. This year celebrates the 51st year of the play’s production, which makes it the longest-running historical dramatic production in North America.   The cast and crew of The Trial of Louis Riel invite all people to support this important historical and heritage production by attending the performance with friends and family!




School Shows Reservation Voucher Commitment for October 22-25, 2018  Monday – Thursday


Schools, make your reservations ASAP for 2018 and send your reservation document to us at or fill out our School Shows Reservation form online.



Cast & Crew for the 51st Year of Production



Please turn off all cell phones. Also, no picture taking of any kind is allowed during the performance. After the performance, everyone is invited to ask questions and take pictures of the actors or with the actors.

RielCo Productions Inc. is a Registered Charitable Non-Profit Organization
CRA Registration # 87375 1630 RR 0001