Special Appeal - Shaw Festival Theatre

Special Appeal

The Shaw
must go on!
Make your gift count twice!
All new or increased donations or pledges to membership will be matched, up to $50,000, until December 31, 2020.

You can help The Shaw emerge stronger than ever.

At the Shaw Festival we celebrate the human connection and collective experience of live theatre. Everyone here realizes how lucky we are to be a part of a larger community of theatre creators and theatre lovers. Thank you for playing such an important role in our community.

At this remarkable time in world history, and as we have become increasingly isolated, we believe even more in the power that art has to help us endure and connect. We are unshaken in our belief that art, especially theatre, is ultimately how we will recover from this isolation. That human connection and a greater sense of community are more important than ever.

As we continue to work and dream of that day when we will be together in one shared space, you can make a real difference right now by supporting The Shaw.

Artist & Artisan Support Fund

Make a donation to the Artist & Artisan Support Fund to ensure we can care for our Shaw Company members and continue to provide engaging experiences that keep our Shaw family of supporters and patrons close and connected while we bridge this time together.  Gifts to the Artist & Artisan Support Fund will provide support during our temporary closure by covering artists’ housing costs, and by providing temporary employment opportunities for actors and musicians to offer education and community outreach, and by helping to fill in the gaps in support that the government cannot.

The Shaw Resiliency Fund

Make a donation to The Shaw Resiliency Fund to provide essential financial relief to the Shaw Festival and help us through the longer term impacts and costs associated with recovering from COVID19. These donations will be restricted and invested by our Endowment Foundation, to ensure availability when needed, as determined by The Shaw’s Board of Directors. Part of The Shaw’s mission as a charitable theatre company is one of public trust – to keep The Shaw as whole as possible for future generations – to survive and grow from challenging times like these.

We can’t wait to get back on our stages knowing that you, our audience, will be there to cheer us on. Until that time, we thank you for your ongoing encouragement and support.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express; and cheques from both Canadian and American donors.

Canadian cheques, payable to the Shaw Festival, can be mailed to:
Shaw Festival Theatre
PO Box 774
Niagara on the Lake, ON
L0S 1J0

US cheques, payable to The Shaw Festival Foundation, can be mailed to:
PO Box 628
Lewiston, NY

Click here to learn more about gifts of securities and gift memberships.

The Shaw Festival is recognized as a charitable organization by the Canada Revenue Agency and the IRS in the United States and provides tax receipts for all charitable donations over $20. For further information on any of these opportunities, call Development at 1-800-657-1106 ext 2556.

Donate to The Shaw today!

Make your gift count twice by donating now. Learn more about the Matching Challenge.

Donate online

Call or email
Membership Services
1-800-657-1106 ext 2556

Governors Council
1-800-657-1106 ext 2208

If emailing, please provide best time and number to reach you.

Mail a cheque


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