Become a Member

Bard Members help our not-for-profit theatre company maintain the high artistic standards that Vancouver patrons have come to expect. Our mission is to perform, explore and celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare.

Members support much more than the performances seen on our stage and allow us to inspire thousands of people through our innovative education programs and affordable performances. We offer emerging artists the chance to develop their talent through our apprentice director program and our annual actors’ intensives which focus on voice and text training for our cast. Our many educational programs serve to remind students and teachers that Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be explored in an active, participatory way. 

We hope you will help us ensure that our artistic and educational endeavours continue to inspire a new generation of Shakespeare lovers. Memberships start at just $50 with increasing benefits at higher levels. See below to select the Membership level that’s right for you.

Call our Development office at 604-737-0625 or Donate Online to become a member today! For more information on Member benefits and events, download our 2016 Member Flyer here

As We Like It $50 - $149

  • Tax Receipt
  • Vote at Bard’s Annual General Meeting
  • Name Recognition on the website for a full year*
  • $5 off at the Bard Boutique*
  • Sold-Out Show Waitlist: Put your name on the Members-only waitlist for a sold-out show and we will call you if tickets become available.
  • Backstage Tour: Opportunity to take a backstage tour for an exclusive view of our production process.
  • Member Afternoons*: Join us for intermission receptions in the Marquee and post-show talks with Artistic Director Christopher Gaze (performance tickets not included).

Labour of Love $150 - $299

All of the above plus...

  • Name Recognition in the House Program
  • Dress Rehearsals: Two dress rehearsal passes for the Mainstage Theatre. Use both for one rehearsal or one each to see two rehearsals.

Much Ado $300 - $599

All of the above plus...

  • Meet the Artists: Enjoy unique insights and learn more about Bard from select artists at this exclusive pre-show event.
  • Priority Booking:  Reserve your tickets for plays and events one week before they go on sale to the public.

Midsummer Magic $600 - $999

All of the above plus...

  • Dress Rehearsals: Two additional dress rehearsal passes (maximum 2 for the Douglas Campbell Theatre).
  • Access to the Best Seats in the House*: We keep the best seats on hold for Members up to 24 hours before the performance (subject to availability).
  • Production Centre Tour*: Opportunity to go behind the scenes in our new production and administrative home, the BMO Theatre Centre.
  • Season Launch Reception: Invitation to a pre-season reception at the BMO Theatre Centre with the upcoming season’s artists.
  • Front of the Line Booking: Reserve your tickets for the season two weeks before they go on sale to the general public.

Benefactor $1,000 - $2,499

All of the above plus...

  • Benefactors Reception: Invitation to a reception hosted by Bard’s Board of Directors with members of the acting company.
  • Dress Rehearsals: Two dress rehearsal passes to each production.
  • Picnic Tables: Reserve a picnic table for the day of your performance (subject to availability).


Tudors $2,500 - $4,999

  • Renaissance Circle Reception: Invitation to an exclusive reception with the Artistic and Production Company.
  • Support an Artist: Opportunity to champion one of the talented artists in Bard’s Company.

Jacobeans $5,000 - $9,999

  • Attend a First Reading: You are invited to join us for the first day of rehearsal for our season’s first play. 

Elizabethans $10,000+

  • Dinner on Stage*: Join Christopher Gaze for an exclusive dinner onstage.
  • Attend all Four First Readings of the Season’s Plays
  • Theatre Trip: Opportunity to join Christopher Gaze on Bard’s annual theatre destination excursion (additional costs will apply).
  • Exclusive Benefits tailored to your unique interests.

*New in 2016

Call our Development office at 604-737-0625 or Donate Online to become a member today!