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 the community. 

Bard is an iconic part of the Vancouver summer skyline. Expanding over three decades, we now welcome over 100,000 patrons to the Festival in Sen̓áḵw/Vanier Park 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 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 ways to engage with staff and clients this year? Stay connected with these special groups and let Bard host your next special digital event. Gather once again under the tents in Sen̓áḵw/Vanier Park.

Sponsorship includes a 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 Diane Cook, Director of Development at 604-737-0625 ext. 2227.


Thank you to our 2023 Supporters

Major Sponsors

David and Pamela Richardson Foundation
Performance Sponsors


Volunteer Program Sponsor

Community Access Sponsor

Catering Sponsor

Design Sponsor

Hospitality & Concession Sponsors

Grow Wild logo Whiteclaw logo


Media Sponsors

Daily Hive Logo

In-Kind Sponsors




Government Support


Supporters – Special thanks to the businesses and individuals who helped make this season possible!

  • 49th Parallel Coffee
  • ADB Engineers
  • Arts Club Theatre Company
  • Aqua Blue Water & Filtration
  • Ballet BC
  • Canada Scaffold
  • Christie Lites
  • CIMA+
  • Earls Restaurants
  • Gear Force
  • Innovation Lighting
  • JJ Bean
  • Derek Mack
  • MiniBins
  • Proscenium Architecture
  • McMedia – Benjamin Rummen
  • Robinson Wilson
  • Scene Ideas
  • SD64
  • Showtech AVL
  • Smith Sound
  • Studio 58
  • TransCold Distribution
  • WMW Reprographics
  • Wonderbooth
  • Ed Wong


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