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

Hodgson Russ LLP

For nearly 200 years, Hodgson Russ has had a philosophy and tradition of giving generously of their time, talent, and finances to the communities they serve. At all levels, they encourage attorneys and staff to support community organizations with their time, skills, and passion. In addition to the hours they devote to charities, the firm provides financial support to more than 250 worthy organizations – including the Shaw Festival.

We were so pleased to welcome Hodgson Russ LLP in 2016 as a supporter of Mrs Warren’s Profession at the 710 Main Theatre in Buffalo, and welcome their continued support for Shaw at Shea’s in 2018. Critically acclaimed “Master Harold”…and the Boys, which graced the Court House stage in 2016, will run for seven performances in February 2018. The phenomenal cast, all hailed for their performances under the fine direction of Philip Akin, are expected to return. Timed to begin it’s Shea’s run at the 710 Main Theatre in February, this moving play is ‘must-see’ theatre.

In addition to supporting the Shaw at Shea’s initiative, Hodgson Russ is also supporting A Christmas Carol and our 2018 Shaw Boxing event.

The Shaw honours it’s binational roots by developing and maintaining strong partnerships with American organizations, and we are delighted to count Hodgson Russ LLP among our US supporters.

The Guarantee Company of North America

For the past five 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 2018 to provide a higher degree of customer enrichment to our patrons.

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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