Why Support The Shakespeare Co.


Through Shakespeare’s life work, we have been given so many literary gifts. His stories are timeless and reflect our humanity – no matter which century we find ourselves in. Our mission is to use the works of William Shakespeare as a catalyst for producing unparalleled artistic and educational programs that are evocative and inspiring for the city of Calgary.


Box office revenues do not cover our annual operating costs and rely on the generosity of our many donors and sponsors. Please consider donating our company as we continue to forge a path for exciting Shakespeare and Shakespeare inspired works supported by local Calgary talent.

“The magic of theatre is an amazing gift, and we try to bring those shows to audiences. We just want to be a part of the community, bring some vibrancy to the community with works of William Shakespeare” – Haysam Kadri

How To Donate


1. Donate Online

Canada Helps Org is an easy way to make an online donation. Donate through our portal here and make an instant impact.




Donate through ATB Cares web portal. No fees, no transaction costs. Search for “The Shakespeare Company Theatre in the Round Guild” and select the amount you want to give here 



Charitable Impact is a Vancouver-based organization with roots in the charitable and tech sectors. Processing fees are only 2.8% if made with a credit card. Donate to us via Charitable Impact here.


Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2022. Donate on the biggest day of giving this year through our Giving Tuesday page here

2. Text to Donate

Text ‘BARD’ to 20222 to donate $10 or $20! Make sure to reply YES to confirm your donation. The amount will be added to your cell phone bill.

3. Mail In Donation

Send us a cheque by mail. Any donations over $20 will receive a tax deductible receipt:


The Shakespeare Company

PO Box 22401

RPO Bankers Hall

Calgary, AB – T2P 4J1


4. Donation Matching 

Donate through your office’s corporate matching program to double the value of your contribution.

Your Donation Matters


In 2019, box office sales contributed less than 40% of our operating budget.  Over 60% of our income relies on donations, grants and sponsors to support our initiatives.  With the uncertainty around production spaces and no ticket sale revenue, your support becomes even more important. Here is where your support goes:


Making Shakespeare accessible through innovative performances and inspired directing – giving our local actors award worthy roles to tackle & people like you an affordable high-class production.


Giving students in Calgary and area the chance to see Shakespeare performed live – the way it’s meant to be. With our Outreach Program putting on 50 minute productions in schools, students gain a deeper understanding of the text which helps them find success in the classroom. We also work with local teachers to bring classrooms to the theatre where students experience full-scale productions.


Supporting local emerging artists the opportunity to work and perform in full-scale, live productions of Shakespeare – setting them up for future success.

Volunteer with Us


Volunteers are key to our organizations success. Not only do you get to work directly with our productions, but you gain an unique perspective on our company.


We are always looking for volunteers in the following areas: Usher during shows,  Event support, Join a board committee,  Support fundraising effort.

Please contact us at if you are interested in volunteering for our company.