Support Groundling

Charlie Gallant and Sarena Parmar in ‘Winter’s Tale’ (2016)

Donate Today!

Donations to Groundling Theatre support our production and administration costs, and help us continue to bring excellent Shakespeare to Toronto.

In Elizabethan times, a ‘groundling’ was a person who stood in the pit of a theatre. We recognize the value of the small but mighty—every donation counts, no matter the amount.

Charitable Registration Number 80424 7807 RR0001

Click here to make a donation via Canada Helps

If you’d like to mail your donation, please send a cheque to:

Groundling Theatre
305 Renfrew Drive, Suite 302
Markham, ON L3R 9S7

You may also contact Annie Clarke, General Manager at groundlingtheatre@gmail.com with questions or to make alternative arrangements.


Levels of Support and Benefits

Your gift will help us expand the boundaries of theatre by providing essential funding to support the artists on our stages, to those behind the scenes, and our education and outreach efforts.

Donors like you play an integral role in bringing the most exhilarating and vibrant theatre in Toronto to life! Like most performing arts organizations, ticket sales cover about 30% of the costs associated with presenting our productions.

Groundling
$25–$249
Friend
$250–$499
Patron
$500–$999
Supporter
$1,000–$4,999
Partner
$2,500–$4,999
Sustaining Partner
$5,000–$9,999
Benefactor
$10,000–$14,999
Artist Circle
$15,000–$19,999
Major Gifts
$20,000 and more

Why give?

  • To support theatre that enriches, provokes and entertains an audience that is hungry for and deserving of thought provoking and accessible programming
  • To support the artists you love who will engage a diverse crowd; from devoted theatre goers to young people and beyond
  • To make the Toronto arts scene even more vibrant and relevant
  • Tax receipt
  • Advance notice of production

Thank you to our supporters

A heartfelt thank you to our generous donors:

2019/20 Season sponsor
BMO Financial

Production sponsors ($50,000 and up)
Laura Dinner and Richard Rooney

Artist Circle ($25,000 – $49,999)
Sandra and Jim Pitblado
Jennifer and Michael Stein
Florence Richler

Benefactor ($10,000 – $24,999)
William and Nona Heaslip Foundation
Hal Jackman Foundation
Bernard Ostry Cultural Fund
Eli and Phil Taylor

Sustaining Partner ($5,000 – $9,999)
Jennifer Birmingham
Bill Dillane and Rena Bedard
Fleck Family Foundation
John Fraser
Keith Laushway
Liisa Repo-Martell & Chris Abraham
Martie and Bob Sachs
Dinah Tremain
Patricia Younger

Partner ($1000 – $4,999)
Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund
Avie Bennett
Karen Cheah
K.M Hunter Charitable Foundation
The Griffin Foundation
Trisha Jackson and Ramsay Derry
Brad Hodder
Scott Lauder
Peter Martin
Kenneth McCarter
Jane and James McMyn
Janet and Peter Partridge
Diane Pitblado and Mark Wilson
Pitblado Foundation
Seana McKenna and Miles Potter
Scott and Kelly Morrison
Robin Robinson – In Memory of Ross Robinson
Jane and Stephen Smith
April Truant
The Geoffrey Wood Foundation
Virginia and Rick Walker
Jane and Eb Zeidler

Patron ($500 – $999)
Anonymous
Brigitte Bond
Marc Bondy
Brian Borts
The Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson
Dorothy Engelman
Carole Farber
Marian and Patrick Galligan
David Goldbloom
Michael Hart
Deanna Horton
Kamla Makhan – In Honour of Zeta Sanowar-Makhan
Barbara and Kit Moore
Peter and Besty Partington
Q Media Solutions
Mark Rapoport
Talk is Free Theatre
Leo Walsh

Friend ($250 – $499)
Mark Crawford
Barbara Fingerote
Charlie Gallant
Patrick Galligan
David Goldbloom
Ann Hutchison
Betty Kellenberger
Patricia Larkin-Thomas
Susan and Tony Pigott
Scott McKowen
Thomas Moore
Florence Silver
Dr Mark Smith

Groundling ($25 – $249)
Anonymous
Blaine Adams
Jocelyn Allen
Carolyn Atkin-Phillips
Jim Betts
Diana Bradshaw
Elizabeth Brown
Stephen Brown
Wendy Cameron
Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson
Michael Cooper
Barbara Copeland
Darlene and Milan Davidovic
Linda Diener
Anthony Dunn
Paul Dunn
Rosemary Dunsmore
Len Dvorkin
Jane Freeman
Sarah Friesen
Peter Friedman
Patrick Galligan
Jonathan Goad
Bonnie Gold
Catherine Graham
Elizabeth Graham – In Honour of Kenneth Graham
Stephanie Graham
Judith and John Grant
Louise Guinard
Barbara Haber
William Hammond
Ann and Glen Herring
Frances Humphreys
Nikki Holwell – In Honour of Catharine Nancy Holwell
Robin Howe
Kishwar Iqbal
Alicia Jeffrey
Janice Johnson
Linda Jones
Udo & Margrit Kaul
Don Kendal
Diane King
Pia Kleber
Medina Krause
Patricia Lakin-Thomas
Kathy Laird
Apollonia Lang Steele
Jean-Michel Le Gal
Diana Leblanc
Anna Leggatt
Jill Levenson
Linda Lewis
Ian Macdonald
Marti Maraden
Audrey Marriott
Bennett McCardle
Scott McKowen
Cathy McPherson
Sarah McVie
Brigitte Minard
David Modjeska
Edward Monaghan
Janet Monteith
Miriam Newhouse – In memory of Peter Messaline
Terence Picton
Gail Rayment
Peter Roberts
Jane Robinson
Chris Reed
Catherine Riggall
Cornelia Schuh
Anne Shepherd – In Memory of Liz Smith
Risa Shuman – In Honour of George Meanwell & Elizabeth Legge
Elizabeth Smyth
Susan Smythe-Bishop
Warren Sorensen – In Memory of Gregory Williams
Bobbi Spech
Barbara Stewart
Ann Stuart
Liz and Andrew Szonyi
Jodi Timmerman – In Memory of Brent Carver
Gail Tolley
Terry Tweed
Katherine Vice
Brent Vickar
Ian Waldron
Leonard Wilgus
Janet and William Wood


We have endeavoured to properly recognize all of our donors. If there are errors in spelling, listing, or omission, please accept our sincere apologies and contact us at groundlingtheatre@gmail.com.