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The Belfry Theatre is a national gem and a local treasure. For almost 35 years, we have showcased new plays, Canadian classics, and the best contemporary work from around the world, in a heritage building that has transformed over the years into one of Canada’s most beautiful – and intimate – cultural venues.

Tickets sales pay for about half of our operating expenses. We rely on government and corporations to help us continue, but without the generosity of hundreds of individual donors, our beautiful building and the quality work we produce would not be possible.

Your donation supports:

> the best contemporary theatre, 11 months of the year, showcasing national and international playwrights

> over 80 actors, directors, designers, carpenters, props-makers, wardrobe staff, among others behind the scenes – over one season

> innovative, cutting-edge shows from across the country in our annual SPARK Festival

> the commissioning and development of new work

> programs for established and emerging local artists, including professional development workshops, apprenticeships, and our Incubator project

> audience enrichment activities, such as Afterplay, Worldplay, backstage tours and free play readings

> Belfry 101, our signature educational program for high school students

Your support is invaluable We are grateful to the thousands of devoted subscribers and single-ticket buyers who fill our theatre night after night. Ensuring accessibility for as many members of our community as possible is one of the Belfry’s core values. We work very hard to keep our tickets reasonably priced, without jeopardizing the bottom line.

Our potential lies with you!

We invite you to join our growing group of friends, believers and devotees – to name just a few of the giving opportunities available to you. Every dollar you donate makes a tremendous difference to the work we do.

Make A Donation

Throughout the year we hold special events to support our work onstage. Coming up soon is our signature annual fundraising event, Crush.

Crush 2014 – A Fine Wine Affair
Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 5 – 8 pm
Inn at Laurel Point
680 Montreal Street

Please join us for Crush 2014, a luscious gathering of fine people, fine food and fine wine in support of the Belfry Theatre. Enjoy tasting wines from some of BC’s best wineries and savour sumptuous food pairings, created specially by Executive Chef Takashi Ito.

The evening will culminate with a Fine Wine Auction of rare and hard to find bottles of wine from around the world. This offering of exceptional wines includes something for everyone

Proceeds from the Fine Wine Auction benefit the Belfry Theatre.

Join us!

There are many different ways that you can mark your legacy; each with different benefits to you and your family.

Help ensure that the Belfry Theatre remains a cultural icon within Greater Victoria for future generations of  artists, audiences and Canadians by including us in your estate plan.

To discuss your options and to learn more about the Belfry’s Planned Giving Program, contact Susan Stevenson at 250.385.6835 x 229 or development@belfry.bc.ca.

The Belfry has over 250 dedicated people who volunteer as ushers and bar staff during performances. Many of these amazing people have been with the theatre for years, including a few who have been volunteering since the theatre’s inception.

Please contact Tara at foh@belfry.bc.ca if you would like to volunteer, or download our Volunteer Application Form and drop it off at the theatre.

Volunteer Application

Join the Belfry Business Circle and demonstrate to your clients your commitment to the arts, and to our community.  Enjoy a variety of great benefits that last long after the lights go down.

Choose the Belfry:

Excellence – the Belfry’s reputation for producing first-rate professional theatre is excellent, nationally renowned, and locally applauded by audiences and critics alike.

Professional Service – the Belfry staff and volunteers are dedicated to ensuring your experience at the theatre – and that of your clients, colleagues, employees and friends – is an exemplary one.

Impact – 85% of our audience is from the many communities that make up the Capital Regional District. The remaining 15% are theatre-goers from up-Island, the lower Gulf Islands, the Lower Mainland … plus tourists from around the world. We have more than 4,500 regular subscribers, and attract a total audience of more than 47,000 each season over the span of one year.

The Bottom Line – building partnerships within the community is a sure way to enhance your fine reputation and help grow your bottom line. Let your good name shine by aligning it with ours, and with our current cadre of corporate champions – some of the finest businesses on Vancouver Island.

The Greater Good – studies show that Canadian cities require a healthy, vibrant cultural community in order to attract and retain talent in this increasingly global economy. Your investment in the Belfry Theatre is an investment in Victoria’s economic health and overall prosperity.

More information here.

A company is known by the company it keeps

A sure way to enhance your fine reputation and to grow your bottom line is by building partnerships within the community.  More than 54,000 people attend the Belfry Theatre each year.  Add to that our impressive marketing, advertising, publicity and promotional activities in the community, and you are reaching a wide and diverse audience across the greater Victoria region when you become a Belfry sponsor.

Let your good name shine by aligning it with the Belfry, and our current cadre of corporate champions – some of the finest businesses on Vancouver Island.

We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities: sponsor a single night, a whole production, the entire season, the SPARK Festival, Belfry 101, apprenticeships, a new play, a visiting artist – the opportunities are endless.  We would be happy to discuss your company’s interests to tailor a sponsorship package that suits your needs.

There are many reasons why companies choose to partner with the Belfry Theatre, and why so many of our corporate sponsors renew their support year after year.  From banks to boutiques, businesses that contribute to the Belfry demonstrate their commitment to our community and the arts, while receiving recognition that lasts long after the lights go down.

For further information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Stevenson at 250.385.6835 x 229 or development@belfry.bc.ca.