2020/21 Season

Students need
our help.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, field trips to performances and school visits from artists will not be permitted for the foreseeable future. This means that students will be missing out on valuable arts education opportunities. Exposure to the arts has proven benefits, such as teaching communication, persistence, resilience, collaboration, social-emotional skills and empathy.

At Studio 180 Theatre, we believe that students engage with the world more fully through the arts. With concerns about health and safety and so many challenges around virtual learning, students and teachers are in dire need of additional support.

To support students and teachers in these difficult times, Studio 180 has launched our Youth Arts Access Campaign.

Our goal is to raise $12,500 to help deliver online theatre presentations and workshops to 600 high school students across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. 

If you donate before December 31st, our Board of Directors will match your donation dollar-for-dollar, up to $6,250. If you arrange a monthly donation, they will match the total value of your donations up to July 2021.

With theatres still closed and zero box office revenue, Studio 180 continues to be severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we need YOU.

With your help, we can inspire and empower high school students from across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond by providing arts experiences and artist-led workshops that will benefit them both immediately and in the future.

Canada Helps: Giving Made Simple


“Over the spring and summer, I kept in close contact with our Education Advisory Committee and many of the teachers who have worked with us in the past. I listened to their concerns and challenges and saw an opportunity for Studio 180 to support teachers and help students.” 

Click here to read Director of Youth and Community Engagement Jessica Greenberg’s letter about how your donation helps teachers and students. 

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: Students participate in an IN CLASS Workshop (Dahlia Katz), You Will Remember Me (Cylla von Tiedemann), My Night With Reg (Cylla von Tiedemann).