Bard on the Beach relies on the support of corporations, foundations, community philanthropists, government agencies and local businesses to make our annual Shakespeare Festival and Bard Education programs possible.

You too can play a role in supporting Bard and our entire community. 

Bard is an iconic part of the Vancouver summer skyline. Expanding over three decades, we now welcome over 100,000 to the Festival in Vanier Park/Sen̓áḵw each season. Year round, Bard Education programs reach over 10,000 students and young people throughout the Lower Mainland. With your support, we will continue delivering the excellent quality programming we have come to be known for to our growing community.

Corporate Giving and Sponsorship

Join our ever-growing community of corporations and local businesses!

From Corporate Giving to Corporate Sponsorships, there is always a place for your organization at Bard, no matter how you choose to support. By contributing in this meaningful way to Bard, corporations and local businesses subsidize the ongoing growth and expansion of the largest Shakespeare theatre company in Western Canada – both for our annual summer Festival and our year-round education initiatives. This includes:

  • Presenting professional productions on film or in our two specially designed theatre tents
  • Reaching over 10,000 participants annually with 12+ annual Bard Education programs
  • Providing employment for over 250 artists, designers, production, construction, and operations staff

We are proud that Bard contributes to the destination-based tourism and culture industries in Vancouver and BC, attracting 100,000 patrons between June and September.

Looking for exclusive digital ways to engage with staff and clients this year? Stay connected with these special groups and let Bard host your next special digital event. With branded watch parties or sharable links, you can continue to share the magic of Bard from the comfort of your home!

Sponsorship includes profile on Bard’s website, on-site and in our Festival marketing materials, as well as other benefits like performance tickets and opportunities to engage our growing audience. Each sponsorship package at Bard is tailor-made to suit your giving and marketing priorities. We welcome partnerships of all levels, so please contact us directly to discuss different options for upcoming seasons.

Join the Bard Family! Become a community partner now and link your brand with one of Vancouver’s most iconic summer traditions! Contact Cathleen Gingrich, Corporate and Foundation Giving Officer at 604.737.0625 ext. 237.


Thank you to our 2021 Supporters



Government Support

Community Partners


Our diverse group of supporters represents all parts of our community. We are honoured to work with them.

BMO Financial Group – Private Wealth Clients Event

“The attention to detail and the overall experience were very noticeable and enjoyed and appreciated by our clients and staff as well! And of course, the show was excellent! Many of our clients were raving about it and thanked us for a wonderful experience.”

Odlum Brown – Supporting Bard on the Beach