Membership & Giving - Shaw Festival Theatre

Membership & Giving
Friends ... with benefits. Starting at $100* a year.

Your gifts help to provide us with a secure financial footing upon which we can continue to generate and present thoughtful, moving and engaging theatre on all of our stages.

Membership Levels
  • Tax Receipt
  • Advance Ticket Ordering
  • Digital subscription to SHAW! Magazine
  • Access to exclusive Members Terrace and Desk Services
  • Priority ticketing phone line
  • Friends-dedicated Festival Theatre ticket wicket
  • Listing in Interactive Register
  • Friends-only newsletter
  • Free ticket exchange on early ordering
  • Invitation to private post-show chats with the Shaw Company
  • Access to selected Open Rehearsals, March - June (suggested donation of $10 per person per rehearsal at time of booking - tax receipts for the receiptable portion available upon request)
  • Advance notification of Secret Theatre opportunities
Mix & Mingle Events

Due to popular demand, we’ve introduced mixers for our Governors Council, Corporate Partners, and Friends at every level! Laugh, sip and share with fellow supporters at these unique events held in and around The Shaw.

For Individual Support, please contact us by email or call 1.800.657.1106 ext 2556.

*proof of age required for $50 membership for Under 30 Friends

To purchase a Gift Membership, please call Membership Services at 1.800.657.1106 ext 2556
Planned Giving

There are many practical
advantages to making a
planned gift.

Gift of Securities

Canadian and US Donors can
make gifts of securities
and gain a significant
tax advantage.

What difference does my gift make?

Your donation helps sustain this Festival and allows us to differentiate ourselves through moving direction, brilliant design and remarkable acting. It is also an investment in our future, supporting play development and training programs for the theatre professionals of tomorrow.

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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 a specific area. There are many special projects that would benefit from your support.

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For more information

Please contact us at 1.800.657.1106 ext 2556, at the Membership desk in the Festival Theatre Lobby, or email

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We gratefully accept gifts of any amount, which can be directed towards our Special Appeal to fulfill a unique need of the season.

Special Appeal

Student Engagement in the Arts

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