Celebrating 15 years

Canada Helps: Giving Made Simple

You can help us build community through theatre.

We believe theatre can offer unique perspectives that help our communities explore important social and political issues. We also believe that experiencing different points of view leads to stronger, more connected communities.

If you share these beliefs, we invite you to make a donation to Studio 180 Theatre today. Your gift enables us to continue producing thought-provoking plays, facilitate important community discussions through our Beyond the Stage program, develop new plays through Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT and help students develop empathy and practice critical thinking through Studio 180 IN CLASS.

When you donate, you become part of our donor family and get the inside track on our creative and organizational growth. You’ll be automatically subscribed to our digital 180 INSIDER program, giving you access to articles, reports, videos and more. You’ll also be invited to special events like the first day of rehearsal and our closing night parties. Keep reading below to learn more about the benefits of being a Studio 180 donor.


How your contribution helps

Ticket sales only cover 11% of our operating expenses, so we count on every dollar from individuals like you to fund our programming. Here’s how your contribution makes a difference:

  • $50 enables artists to create by buying rehearsal space for a half day
  • $100 hires an actor for a Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT workshop
  • $300 teaches a class of high school students empathy by covering the costs of a Studio 180 IN CLASS workshop


The benefits of giving

We’re pleased to offer all our donors benefits that give you intimate access to our artists, Core Artistic Team and creative process year-round. Your benefits include —

  • Tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount
  • Advance notice of Studio 180’s season
  • Recognition in programmes
  • Access to our exclusive 180 INSIDER donor communications, including special artist features, organizational updates and a digital copy of our annual report
  • Invitation to dedicated donor appreciation events and closing night parties with actors and the company
  • Front-of-the-line invitation to Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT showings
  • Invitation to first day of rehearsals for My Night with Reg

Select RSVP events will have limited space with access on a first-come, first-served basis.
Equivalent benefits may be offered in subsequent seasons

Levels of Giving

Studio 180 recognizes donors in printed house programmes according to their level of giving:

Friend $20–$99
Friend with Benefits $100–$249
Supporter $250–$499
Benefactor $500–$999
Angel $1,000–$7,499
Production Sponsor $7,500+


A little goes a long way… give monthly

When you donate online through CanadaHelps, consider giving monthly. It’s easy to set up and enables you to do the following:

  • Make an ongoing commitment to Studio 180’s programming
  • Spread out your giving throughout the year
  • Easily budget your charitable giving for the year
  • Feel good!

Double the impact of your donation

Your employer might match your donation. Your company’s Human Resources department may have information about employee incentives to maximize charitable giving. If you let us know where you work, we’ll do the legwork!

Learn more

If you would like additional information or would like to discuss specific donor or sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail Byron Abalos or call him at 416-962-1800.

Charitable Registration Number: 85898 2200 RR0001