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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 $100 a year ($50 for those under the age of 30*). 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.

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

Friend: $100*-$1999

Governors Council: $2000-$24,999

Producers Circle: $25,000+

Become a Friend of The Shaw Donate Now
"For many, like me, pursuing a career in the arts is a growing artists dream, only made possible because of donors who share a love of the arts and commitment to helping others."
— Marla McLean, Shaw Ensemble Member
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
At The Shaw, we believe that bringing young people to the theatre and sending actors into classrooms are two of the best ways to foster tomorrow’s artists and ensure that theatre and the arts will thrive for future generations. We are so proud to offer programs that actively support these endeavours.
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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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