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Tuesday, November 30 is Giving Tuesday!

Support our new Youth Academy

Designed as a response to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the post-U.S. Thanksgiving season, Giving Tuesday has become a global movement for giving back. Our organization is at a pivotal point in its history. After being closed for over 20 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not only forging ahead with reopening and recovery plans, but looking to the future by launching our new Youth Academy.

We hope you’ll kick off the season of giving by making a donation in support of this innovative space that will cultivate the next generation of theatre artists, technicians, audience members, arts advocates, and community leaders.

We have seen firsthand the impact we can have on the lives of young Canadians through arts education and training, and we believe we can play a major role in the generational shift that is happening in our society as it relates to greater equity, diversity, and inclusion. By providing training opportunities to youth in the Drayton Entertainment brand of performing arts excellence, facilitated by passionate, professional industry mentors, the new Academy will be a cultural incubator to cultivate community, inspire leadership, spark imagination, and boost confidence in a socially aware, inclusive environment.

Despite the challenges that we have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that this Youth Academy is an important investment and will help us emerge from this difficult period stronger than ever.

With plans to open in 2022, your donation towards this $3 million campaign will help realize the following:
 - 10,000 sq. ft. of cultural infrastructure for community building and arts-based learning ($2.5 million)
 - Nurture existing and develop new programs for youth in the performing and technical arts ($250,000).
 - Advance inclusion for underrepresented youth by subsidizing tuition bursaries ($250,000).

Be part of the magic as we create more opportunities for learning in the arts. Click here to learn more about this ambitious undertaking. We think you’ll be as excited as we are to see this incredible project come to fruition. Celebrate the start of the holiday season by supporting our new Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy. Your donation will make a difference.

To donate, please choose a giving level below or call our friendly Box Office at 1-855-372-9866.

For donations over $2,500, please contact:
Jonathan Randall
Director of Development
Phone: (519) 621-5511 ext. 233
Email Jonathan