Share Your Passion for Great Theatre
If you believe, as we do that theatre has a role to play in bringing to light and
life great ideas and universal truths, that there is merit in creating a company
of the finest artists, that it’s important to share with others the many joys of some of the greatest writing of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, then we have a role for you to play at The Shaw. Will you join us?
MEMBERS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
To become a Member or to upgrade your Membership, call 1-800-657-1106 Ext. 2556
or visit our Membership donation page.
Click on each heading below to read more about that benefit.
Membership begins at $75. Tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 and up. Canadian Members income tax receipts are provided for the allowable portion of your donation. Charitable Registration No. 11914 7882 RR0001. American Members’ contributions are made through the Shaw Festival Foundation in Buffalo, New York, and are processed at par in U.S. dollars. The Shaw Festival is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a section 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Advance Ticket Ordering
Free Ticket Exchange on Early Ordering – NEW
Tickets ordered by Members before January 31 may be exchanged up to 24 hours prior to the performance for another performance and the exchange fee will be waived. Any difference in value will be charged accordingly or issued in the form of a gift certificate. Free exchange is valid on one exchange per ticket.
Subscription to SHAW Members Magazine
SHAW Magazine, published for Members, provides insight into the Shaw Festival and the season’s productions.
Members-dedicated Festival Theatre Ticket Wicket
At the Festival Theatre we now have a Members ticket wicket. Pick up your tickets, renew your Membership or get information about Membership.
Recognition in Members Register
Members at all levels are listed in the Members Register in the Lobby of the Festival Theatre.
Private Members Terrace
Members at all levels are invited to enjoy refreshments and great conversations on the Members Terrace during intermissions at the Festival Theatre.
Exclusive Members Events
Take advantage of Members-only events including sessions with the artists who create the productions. Meals and performances are all included. Click here for 2013 Members Events.
Members Series – Back for 2013!
The Members Series offers opportunities to go beyond the stage. Choose a Members-only session in the morning, add a picnic lunch from our Green Room and take advantage of a special price for tickets on the same day. Click here for details and dates..
Invitation to Post-show chats
Each Wednesday, beginning in June, Members and Governors Council members attending a Festival Theatre matinee performance are invited to participate in a post-show chat with cast members in the Macdonald Heaslip Lounge.
Exclusive Wardrobe and Props Tour – NEW
For Supporting Members ($150 +). We save almost all of the costumes and props from our productions, from ascots to zeppelins. Take the weird and wonderful warehouse tour with a company member. Make it a day by adding a Shaw Gourmet Picnic and a matinee performance. Click here for available dates.
Priority Ticketing Phone Line
Supporting Members ($150 +) can dial a special extension to get “front-of-the-line” service.
Listing in Interactive Members Register – NEW
Names of Contributing Members ($300+) are listed in our new interactive Members Register in the Festival Theatre Lobby.
Complimentary Backstage Tour
Contributing Members ($300 +) can join regularly scheduled backstage tours free of charge, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays June-October at 11am. Tickets can be booked in advance through the Box Office, or if available, just prior to the tour.
Wait list for sold out performances
Starting at the Contributing level ($300+) you can add your name to a waiting list for a sold-out show. Any tickets that become available will be held for you.
Invitation to a Dress Rehearsal
Sustaining Members ($600 and up) are invited to enjoy a play before it begins public performances. Click here for more information.
Invitation to the Directors Project
Premier Members ($1000+) and above are invited to attend the Directors Project, held annually in September. This event showcases the talents of our Intern Directors. Click here for more information.
Concierge Ticket Service
Premier Members ($1000+) may contact 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2277 to receive personal concierge service when purchasing theatre and event tickets.
- What difference does my gift make?
You directly support productions on stage – helping cover the cost of equipment and supplies to build sets, props and costumes, and to maintain the high quality for which The Shaw is internationally renowned. You also support education programs for young people – both in the theatre and in schools – and provide apprenticeship training opportunities for emerging theatre artists.
- In what other ways could I support The Shaw?
Make a gift in honour of an individual who is special to you. Inquire about matching gifts at work. Consider a planned gift, which includes bequests, life insurance gifts, life income gifts, real estate gifts and retirement savings plan gifts. Or give to the Special Appeal – an annual campaign with a specific focus. There are many special projects that would benefit from your support.
Ways of Giving
- Cash. In-person with cash, or write a cheque payable to the Shaw Festival or make a donation with your Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card.
- U.S. Donations. Donors who wish to receive a tax receipt for Internal Revenue Services purposes can make their gift to The Shaw Festival Foundation, PO Box 628, Lewiston, NY 14092-0628.
- Click here to learn more about gifts of securities matching gifts and gift Memberships.
For more information, please contact the Box Office at 1-800-657-1106 Ext. 2556 or email email@example.com