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Ways To Give

Supporting Your Local Theatre

As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, Drayton Entertainment relies on the generosity of supporters like you to help bridge the gap between administration and production expenses. While 80% of our annual operating expenses are met by ticket sales, we still need to raise over $1 million each year just so we can continue to present professional, quality theatre at a reasonable price for everyone to enjoy. Making a donation also supports our youth, education, and engagement programs that help enrich the life of the community.

We offer many ways to support your local theatre: you can join our family members or attend a special event, make a planned giving pledge or engrave your name on a theatre seat or floor tile. Every donation makes a difference!

Tax receipts are issued for donations of $20 or more.

Drayton Entertainment is a not-for-profit arts organization and complies with the Ontario Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency. We do not employ outside organizations or individuals to raise funds for annual operations. Drayton Entertainment Charitable Business Number: 12591 1313 RR0001.

Two patrons being greeted at the theatre entrance by a friendly usher

Join our family of Members for free ticket exchange privileges up to 24 hours prior to performance, priority ticket booking access and much more!

Red seats in a theatre auditorium
Name Your Seat

Have a favourite seat at the theatre? Your name, or the name of a loved one, can be engraved on the plaque attached to the armrest.

Grey engraved floor tiles at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge
Engrave a Tile

Engrave a special message on a lobby floor tile at the Hamilton Family Theatre or the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.

Saving for the future

Provide ongoing funding to support the theatre's operations and productions. The principal of the endowment is invested and the returns are used to support the theatre's programs, while the principal remains untouched.

Trees at the Huron Country Playhouse

Celebrate the memory of a loved one by making a memorial gift in their name, or honour someone special by making a gift in their name. 

General Donation

Contribute to the area most in need of assistance without restriction. Your support will help with operations, or capital projects, or supporting youth programs.

Two Pie Charts, one showing Fundraising Sources on the left, and another showing How Your Support is Used on the right.

For more information about making a donation please contact:

Lindsay Bellaire
Development Manager
Phone: (519) 621-5511 ext. 239
Email Lindsay