Support Us - Shaw Festival Theatre

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Support Us
Our Friends (isn’t that nicer than “Members”?) are the cornerstone of The Shaw.
Your support helps to provide us with the secure financial footing we need to
produce daring, deeply moving work on all of our stages – and nurture a new
generation of professionals, plays and ideas.
Why Your Support Matters
Why Your Support Matters

Your donation is the lifeblood of our work: creating theatre that cuts right to the complexity of the human experience. We hope and believe this kind of work matters in today’s world. Especially in today’s world.

Every member of The Shaw — on the stage, behind the curtain and beyond — feels a personal connection to your support. It’s what allows us to take risks and bring wondrous, heartbreaking and fascinating worlds to life. It also allows us to give needed (and deserved!) assistance to the development of new plays and cultivation of new theatre professionals.

Your gift, no matter the level, is precious to us. We promise it will be wisely invested, both on the stage and behind the scenes. And, of course, it is most gratefully received.

How it Works

You can make a donation right now online. Or, you can become a Friend of The Shaw for as low as $50 a year. Friends of The Shaw (formerly called “Members”), support us yearly, and we consider them part of The Shaw’s collective. They receive special benefits and have special access to the wonder, chaos and brilliance that happens behind the scenes at The Shaw.

Friend: $50-$1999

Governors Council: $2000-$24,999

Producers Circle: $25,000+

Become a Friend of The Shaw Donate Now
"Your support helps us create magical costume moments — great reveals that make the audience gasp. And it allows us to mentor others in this rare, wonderful craft."
— Sydney Cavanagh, Head of Wardrobe
Special Appeal
Help support the work of our costume artists.
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Looking for other ways to Support The Shaw? Grants, sponsorships, planned giving & more …

Government
& Foundations
The Shaw Festival is sincerely grateful for the essential support from the governments, agencies and foundations.
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Corporate
Partnership
The Shaw offers unique ways for you to strengthen relationships with your customers, clients and employees while showcasing your support for the arts.
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Special Appeal
Another way of supporting The Shaw is to donate to a special project. The Shaw’s celebrated wardrobe team brings to life the dreams of our renowned designers.
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Planned Giving
There are many practical advantages to making a planned gift. But to The Shaw what is most appealing is that if you are making a planned lifetime or future gift, and you let us know, we can honour your generosity now!
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