Shaw Festival Theatre Annual Report - Shaw Festival Theatre

Annual Report

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Our Revenue Sources
Earned revenue 15%
Fundraising 28%
Government Grants – Operating 9%
Government Grants – Covid-19 29%
Insurance Payments 16%
Amortization of Capital Contributions 3%

Attendance for the 2021 Season
Live attendance: 445 performances with 48,750 attendees
This includes 146 outdoor events with 8758 attendees
In addition, over 2351 Education and Outreach activities were given to approximately 54,753 attendees

Economic Impact
The Shaw Festival is Niagara’s largest cultural charity and one Niagara’s 20 largest employers. The Shaw normally contributes $220+ million per annum to Ontario’s cultural and tourism economy, leveraging $7+ in local and regional spend for every dollar spent at the theatre. Shaw Festival patrons visit the area for several days (on average), spending significantly on local accommodations, dining, winery visits, retail and other tourism-related experiences.

Fast Facts

Annual Operating Budget
With a normative total operating budget of approximately $35 million per year, the Shaw Festival is one of North America’s top five charitable theatres and Canada’s second largest theatre company. In 2021, operating revenues were $26.6 million.

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