As a not-for-profit organization providing support for artists and independent companies, our work is only possible because of donors like you. Your support not only allows for great work to be seen on our stages — it also helps us to offer programs to emerging artists free of charge, keep our ticket prices accessible, and to create engaging community programs to support the voices on our stage.
Here are just a few ways your support can help!
- Play Development Fund:
Help Theatre Passe Muraille to invest more funds and resources into new play development. TPM recently took home 5 Dora Awards in our 44th season, produced a massive Theatre Beyond Walls 2012 Fall season (which included a large Street Festival and 9 other productions or projects that celebrated Toronto), and we currently have several new works in development for future seasons.
- Emerging Artist Programs:
We provide open & free opportunities for young and emerging artists to interact with the theatre through a variety of programs – a fresh approach ensuring that we meet people early in their career, and that we are providing support to those who most need it. We are proud to report that several examples of work have travelled through our emerging artist programs (After Hours at TPM, Pitch Andy, Elephants in the Room Creation Group & The Buzz Festival) have ended up in our regular production season!
- Improvements to our facilities:
We’ve recently made great improvements to our theatre spaces & shop, allowing other companies to use our space to build, design and present their own work at very accessible rates.
- Affordable rehearsal space for emerging artist and & companies:
We now have rehearsal space for artists to create within our walls, and offer hourly, weekly, monthly rentals at subsidized rates to emerging artist & companies.
- Passing on our good fortune:
Theatre Passe Muraille recently donated our used lighting equipment to other theatres in need, and regularly offers free space and rehearsal hall time to our resident artists, companies and the Paprika Festival.
- Community & Audience Engagement Programs:
Relationships are at the core of our work at Theatre Passe Muraille and we offer free programming to increase audience participation, dialogue, connectivity and community connections. These programs include: Talk Backs, Egg Rolls With Andy, Neighbourhood Nights & The Youth Brigade.
- Accessible ticket prices:
Though our ticket prices cover only a small fraction of the true-cost of creating great theatre, keeping our productions accessible to everyone is so important to us. In addition to weekly Pay-What-You-Can performances, we also offer discounted student, senior, arts-worker & under30 tickets to all of our productions.
We’ve also recently launched our Big Red Doors Campaign! To read all about it, please click here.
If you are already a donor, thank you! If you are not, please consider joining our family of supporters and visionaries. It is with your generous support that our artistic & community programs thrive.
Please consider joining us as a Monthly Donor via Canada Helps. By donating just $5 or $10 monthly you allow us to plan ahead with confidence.
In exchange for your generous gift, we are pleased to offer the following donor recognition & benefits:
Neighbourhood Friends (up to $99)
Receive a tax receipt for full amount.
Red Door Donors ($100 to $499)
Receive the benefits of Neighbourhood Friends PLUS a mention in the Program.
Spotlight Supporters ($500 to $999)
Receive the benefits of Red Door Donors PLUS Opening Night Invitations to all TPM productions in our Mainspace Theatre.
Above & Beyond Partners ($1,000 to $4,999)
Receive all of the benefits of Spotlight Supporters PLUS invitations to TPM Opening Nights in our intimate Backspace Theatre, PLUS one opening night dinner with the AD and TPM artists.
Visionairies ($5,000 +)
Receive all of the benefits of Above & Beyond Partners, PLUS invitations to play development workshops, readings, meet & greets with artists, and recognition on TPM’s website and lobby slideshow.
A partnership with Theatre Passe Muraille provides a corporation affiliation with a recognizable brand that has become synonymous with innovation, risk and community engagement. By aligning with our theatre, our corporate partners not only demonstrate a commitment to civic leadership within our community, but they also gain access to unique opportunities for name & logo exposure, employee engagement and client entertainment. Theatre Passe Muraille has several productions and programs available for sponsorship, and can tailor a package to fit the needs and priorities of your organization.
For more information about giving to TPM (and if you have any issues with donating online or would like to give via cheque, cash or have your credit card processed through our internal system), please contact:
Producer, Growth and Development
Theatre Passe Muraille would like to thank our Generous Sponsors
Heaven Above Heaven Below Production Sponsor