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, and realize our mission to celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare.

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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Please note that our offices will be closed from Dec 24 – Jan 1, reopening Wednesday, January 2. Any donations dated before December 31 will receive a 2018 tax receipt.

Membership Levels

  • $50 to $149

    As We Like It

    • Backstage Tour
      Take a backstage tour for an exclusive view of the production process and behind-the-scenes secrets.
    • Sold-Out Show Waitlist
      Put your name on the Members-only waitlist for a sold-out show and we will call if tickets become available.
    • Vote at the AGM
    • Tax Receipt
    • $5 discount coupon for the Bard Boutique
  • $150 to $299

    Labour of Love

    • Invitation to Dress Rehearsals – BMO Mainstage
      Two dress rehearsal passes for the BMO Mainstage Theatre. *Use both for one play or one each to see two plays.
    • Recognition in the House Program
  • $300 to $599

    Much Ado

    • Priority Booking
      Reserve your tickets for the season three weeks before they go on sale to the public.
    • Season Launch Reception 
      Invitation to a pre-season reception and tour at the BMO Theatre Centre with the upcoming season’s artists.
    • Meet the Artists Reception
      Enjoy the unique insights and learn more about Bard from select artists at this exclusive pre-show event in our Marquee tent.
  • $600 to $999

    Midsummer Magic

    • Front of the Line Booking
      Reserve your tickets for the Season four weeks before they go on sale to the general public.
    • Dress Rehearsals
      Two additional dress rehearsal passes (4 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


    • Benefactors Reception
      Reserve your tickets for the Season four weeks before they go on sale to the general public.
    • Dress Rehearsals
      Four additional dress rehearsal passes (8 total). *Two passes for each of our four productions.
    • Picnic Tables
      Option to reserve a picnic table for the day of your performance (subject to availability)
  • $2,500 to $4,999


    • Renaissance Circle Reception
      Invitation to an exclusive reception with members of the Artistic Company.
    • Support an Artist
      Opportunity to champion one of the talented artists in Bard’s Company.
  • $5,000 or more

    Artistic Director’s Circle

    • Attend First Readings
      Join us for the first day of rehearsal for each of our season’s plays.
    • Dinner on Stage
      Join Artistic Director Christopher Gaze, Executive Director Claire Sakaki and special guests for a private dinner on the BMO Mainstage.

Each level receives the benefits of all previous levels.


For more information, please contact Alva Tang, Annual Giving and Events Coordinator at 604.737.0625 ext. 224.


Match Your Membership

Many companies match gifts made by their employees. Check our list of companies with matching programs or ask your human resources or payroll department if your company has a matching donations program.

Your matching gift may qualify you for a higher membership category.

For more information call our Development office at 604.737.0625.