Support Us - Shaw Festival Theatre

Support Us
Our Friends (isn’t that nicer than “Members”?) are the cornerstone of The Shaw.
Your donations provide us with a secure financial footing to produce daring,
deeply moving work on all of our stages, while at the same time, invest in the
training of the next generation of arts professionals.
Why Your Support Matters
Why Your Support Matters

Your donation, no matter the amount, is precious to us. We promise it will be wisely invested, to support what you see on our stages and behind the scenes.

In fact, donations from our Friends make up the difference between ticket sales and our total operating costs: Membership and Fundraising account for MORE THAN 30% of the funds necessary to dedicate ourselves to supporting the work of a core group of artists and arts workers. At the height of the season, 500 of us come to work every day, knowing we can get to the work of making great art in a supportive environment and with access to real resources. Our Friends make this possible.

How it works

As a Friend you have a deeper connection to the work we do through exclusive events and behind-the-scenes information. You can become a Friend of The Shaw for as low as $100 a year and access unique insider events such as our popular Open Rehearsals as well as the best seats at the best price during our Friends Early Booking Period.

Choose from the options below to learn more about these and other benefits and start your journey to a more connected, more human theatre experience.

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

Friend: $100*-$1999

Governors Council: $2000-$24,999

Producers Circle: $25,000+

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"It is this sense of community with other individuals who share our love of the arts and live theatre that is the core of our membership program."
— Tim Jennings, Executive Director
Special Appeal
Student Engagement in the Arts
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Looking for other ways to Support The Shaw? Grants, sponsorships, planned giving & more …

& Foundations
The Shaw Festival is sincerely grateful for the essential support from the governments, agencies and foundations.
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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
Gifts in support of Student Engagement in the Arts will make educational opportunities more accessible to future generations of theatre patrons and professionals. You can help expose today’s youth to life changing theatrical experiences.
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Legacy Giving
There are many practical advantages to making a legacy 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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