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

Hello Friends! We are unshaken in our belief that the arts remain critical in how we cope and connect during these times of change. It’s time for us care for you in the best way we know how: by continuing to provide you with an incredible theatre experience – even if it may be delayed – on the stage and behind the scenes.

Your gift, no matter the amount, is precious to us. 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 make 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
60th Anniversary Special Appeal
Invest in the audiences – and artists – of tomorrow when you donate to The Shaw today. Make a gift today to set the stage for the next 60 years!
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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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60th Anniversary Special Appeal
Each year we devote our resources to developing art and education programs – both online and in person – to help people of all ages stay engaged and connected with The Shaw. When you donate to our 60th Anniversary Special Appeal, your contribution will go straight to work in ensuring future generations can enjoy, learn and benefit from the Festival’s performances and programs.
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The Shaw Resiliency Fund
Contribute to the strength and vitality of The Shaw with longer term sustainable funding.
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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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