Become A Member

“Bard belongs to all of us. I invite you to become a Member and join me as we carry this
wonderful Festival into the future.” Christopher Gaze, Artistic Director

Bard Members support much more than the performances seen on our stages, and allow us to inspire thousands of people through our innovative education programs and affordable performances. Each year, support from Membership helps us stage over 200 performances and events welcoming over 100,000 patrons, employ over 250 actors, designers, directors, technicians and administrative staff, inspire over 18,000 students through our education programs. As a Bard Member, your impact will help us continue our mission to create transformational experiences through exceptional theatre, training, and education opportunities that inspire, resonate, and promote the exchange of ideas.

Membership starts at just $50, with increasing benefits at higher levels.

See below to select the Membership level that’s right for you.

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Membership Levels

  • $50 to $149

    As We Like It

    • Tax Receipt
    • Vote at the AGM
    • $10 discount to the Bard Boutique
      A physical coupon presented on-site or online coupon code can be used to receive your discount.
    • Sold-Out Show Waitlist
      Put your name on the Members-only waitlist for a sold-out show and we will contact you if tickets become available.
    • Backstage Tour (Monday, July 24 and Saturday, August 12)
      You are invited to join us at a backstage tour for an exclusive view of the production process and behind-the-scenes secrets.
  • $150 to $299

    Labour of Love

    • Invitation to a Dress Rehearsal – BMO Mainstage
      Two dress rehearsal passes for the Mainstage Theatre.
    • Name recognition in the House Program Guide
  • $300 to $599

    Much Ado

    • Front of Line Booking
      Reserve your tickets for the Season three weeks before they go on sale to the general public.
    • Season Launch Reception (Thursday, April 13 at 6pm)
      Toast our 2023 Season and celebrate with us!
    • Meet the Artists Reception (Friday, July 14 at 6pm)
      Gather under the Marquee tent to learn about our artists and production team and how their talents make our Season unique
  • $600 to $999

    Midsummer Magic

    • Front of Line Booking
      Reserve your tickets for the Season four weeks before they go on sale to the general public.
    • Invitation to Dress Rehearsals
      Two additional Dress Rehearsal passes (four total). Limit of two for use in 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 each performance (subject to availability).
  • $1,000 to $2,499


    • Benefactor’s Reception (Monday, August 14 at 6pm)
      Spend an evening with the Bard Company as we thank you for all you do!
    • Invitation to Dress Rehearsals
      Four additional Dress Rehearsal passes (eight total). Two passes for each of our four productions.
    • Picnic Tables
      Reserve a picnic table, accessible one hour before the start of your performance (subject to availability).
  • $2,500 to $4,999


    • Renaissance Circle Reception (Wednesday, May 31 at 6pm)
      Hosted by Christopher Gaze. Join us for an intimate gathering before the opening of the Season. 
    • Invitation to Season Opening Night
      Receive an exclusive invitation to the Opening Night of As You Like It.
  • $5,000 or more

    Artistic Director’s Circle

    • Attend an Open Rehearsal (April 17, April 20 and May 23)
      Meet the cast and get a first glance at the productions in the 2023 Season.
    • Dinner on Stage (Monday, August 28 at 6pm)
      Join Artistic Director Christopher Gaze and special guests for a private dinner on the BMO Mainstage.

All event dates and activities are subject to change. Each level receives the benefits of all previous levels.

For more information, please contact Ashley Naim, Development Coordinator, at