2020/21 Season

COVID-19 isolated us.
Theatre will reconnect us.
But we need your help.


Like many of our colleagues in the arts, and in many other sectors, Studio 180 Theatre has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

To help us weather the current crisis, and support our artistic, outreach and educational programming in our 2020/21 Season, we’ve extended our RECONNECT Fundraising Campaign.When the crisis subsides, we believe theatre will be a critical part of our recovery. It will re-connect us and remind us that we are not alone. It will remind us of who we are and what makes us human. It will help us humanize complex social and political issues, and promote empathy, critical thinking, and stronger, more connected communities.

If you share these beliefs, we invite you to make a donation to Studio 180 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.

We’ve reimagined our 2020/21 season to be delivered online with more opportunities than ever to connect to our work, and with the help of our funders, sponsors and donors like you, we are excited to move forward and explore what our future seasons might look like.

When you donate, you become part of our donor circle and get the inside track on our creative and organizational growth. You’ll be invited to special events like the first day of rehearsal, closing night parties, get reserved seating at our play readings and more. Keep reading below to learn more about the benefits of being a Studio 180 donor.

Canada Helps: Giving Made Simple


Click here to read Artistic Director Joel Greenberg’s letter about the cancellation of Studio 180’s production of Indecent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How your contribution helps

Ticket sales only cover 12% 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:


You Will Remember Me - 2016 - photo by Cylla von Tiedemann
You Will Remember Me - 2016 - photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

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:

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

My Night With Reg 2017 - Cylla von Tiedemann
My Night With Reg 2017 - Cylla von Tiedemann

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:

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

Photos: The Election Student IN DEVELOPMENT Reading (Dahlia Katz), You Will Remember Me (Cylla von Tiedemann), My Night With Reg (Cylla von Tiedemann).