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.
    • Speak, Breathe, Discuss: Reconciling Shakespeare with Contemporary Values (Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:30pm)
      Join artists and scholars for an illuminating discussion about adapting Shakespeare’s trickier works for modern audiences, focusing on the upcoming
      Measure for Measure.
    • Backstage Tour (Monday, July 15 at 6pm and Saturday, August 24 at 10am)
      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.
      Thursday, June 6: Twelfth Night
      Sunday, June 9: Hamlet
    • 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 18, 2024 at 6pm)
      Toast our 2024 Season and celebrate with us!
    • Meet the Artists Reception (Friday, July 31, 2024 at 6pm)
      Gather under the Marquee tent to learn about our artists and production team, exploring the distinct talents that contribute to the originality of our Season.
  • $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.
      Thursday, June 27, 2024:
      The Comedy of Errors
      Sunday, June 30, 2024:
      Measure for Measure
    • 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

    • Benefactor’s Reception (Monday, July 8, 2024 at 6pm)
      Experience an exclusive evening brimming with delicious treats and beguiling performances!
    • 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

    Tudors

    • Renaissance Circle Reception (Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6pm)
      Gather for an intimate evening hosted by Christopher Gaze to thank you for your incredible friendship.
    • Invitation to Season Opening Night
      Receive an exclusive invitation to the Opening Night of Twelfth Night.
  • $5,000 or more

    Artistic Director’s Circle

    • Attend an Open Rehearsal
      Meet the cast and get a first glance at the productions in the 2024 Season.
      Thursday, April 11: 
      Hamlet
      Monday, April 15: Twelfth Night
      Monday, May 6: The Comedy of Errors
      Wednesday, May 8: Measure for Measure
    • Artistic Director’s Circle Dinner on Stage (Monday, August 28, 2024 at 6pm)
      Join us for a special dinner on the Mainstage, complete with an exceptional meal and enchanting entertainment.

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

For more information, please contact Taylar Ball, Individual Giving Manager, at [email protected]