Corporate Partnership - Shaw Festival Theatre


The Shaw Festival is one of North America’s leading cultural organizations.

Sponsor Initiatives

The Shaw Festival believes that an investment in the arts is a valuable one, and our generous partners feel the same.

Sponsor spotlight:
The Guarantee Company of North America

For the past four seasons, The Guarantee Company of North America has sponsored the Tuesday Q&A Program. The Guarantee is committed to delivering innovative coverage and the highest degree of customer satisfaction through their personal home and auto insurance offering, Guarantee SUPERIOR, values we share at The Shaw.

Our Tuesday Q & As are a complimentary offering after all regular Tuesday evening performances, where members of the cast and stage management return to the stage for an informal question and answer period. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our patrons to ask questions about the production they’ve just watched, and about The Shaw in general. These sessions are always incredibly informative and enjoyed by all in attendance. Educational offerings such as these would not be possible without our generous partners, and we thank The Guarantee for ensuring the Tuesday Q&A Program will continue in 2017 to provide a higher degree of customer enrichment to our patrons.

Several creative initiatives have been developed through our partnerships, including:

Theatre for All

Presented by Sun Life Financial

Sun Life has a long history of supporting arts and culture in Canada and believes that the arts should be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their financial means. In 2004 they created their own award-winning Making the Arts More Accessible™ program – the focus of their philanthropic support of the arts. The Shaw Festival is delighted to partner with Sun Life Financial to launch the reinvented Theatre for All program.

The Theatre for All program, presented by Sun Life Financial as part of their Making the Arts More Accessible™ program, allows us to work with local Niagara Region social service agencies such as the United Way and Family and Children’s Services to distribute 300 tickets each season to deserving individuals, children and their families, so they have the opportunity to experience our wonderful performances, when they may not have had an opportunity otherwise.

Stage Door

Presented by Scotiabank

The Stage Door Program was inspired by Scotiabank’s dedication to giving back to Canadian communities, and desire to ignite and celebrate the unique passions of their residents, particularly the youth. The Stage Door program offers 20 classrooms an opportunity to experience a Festival Theatre tour, workshop with a Shaw Professional, and a matinee performance. With the help and generosity of Scotiabank, we hope experiencing a full day at The Shaw will ignite a passion for the Arts in these youths that will last a lifetime because, as Bernard Shaw has said, “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable”.

Performance Hosting at the Shaw Festival

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC)

Performance hosting is a great way to have an exclusive day at The Shaw, whether you are hosting your clients, employees or stakeholders. Read more about how PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has their annual PWC Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Your company can be involved by supporting a production, performance, educational initiative or event.

Business membership is a great way to align your corporate and community support objectives with the Shaw Festival. As a true partnership, your business becomes an important part of our valued supporters. Business membership offers recognition, networking, and community building benefits.
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Contact Tina Schmidt at 1.800.657.1106 ext 2001 for more information.

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