Join over thirty foundations that provide crucial financial support to Centaur Theatre, Quebec’s flagship English-language theatre company.
A Montreal institution for over 40 years, Centaur welcomes over 50,000 audience members annually into our home in Old Montreal, the former location of Canada’s first Stock Exchange. We present over 250 productions on our two stages each season. Known for nurturing Montreal artists, our award-winning past productions include Balconville, Mambo Italiano and Schwartz’s: The Musical, just to name a few.
Centaur Theatre contributes concretely to the region’s economy. Each season, Centaur employs over 200 people, including some of Canada’s leading artists. We therefore contribute to the 90,000 jobs in Montreal’s cultural sector which account for 6% of the city’s GDP. Centaur also spawns the restaurant, hotel and other businesses that have helped to revitalize Old Montreal and to create jobs. Centaur is a major player in making Montreal a rich and diverse cultural centre. This reputation helps to attract qualified employees and businesses to our metropolis.
Centaur makes theatre accessible to all, especially to children and youth. Each year, more than 8,500 children, students and young families enjoy affordable, professional theatre in English through our Theatre of Tomorrow and Saturday Morning Children’s Series programs. Our audiences also include a large number of francophone youth studying English as a second language.
Despite healthy ticket sales, box office revenues account for only 42% of Centaur’s annual expenses. In order to fund all our programs, keep ticket prices affordable and maintain our heritage building, 19% of our budget must be generated through fundraising activities.
Centaur is a registered not-for-profit organization. Your donation is therefore tax-deductible. It will also provide your foundation with many tangible benefits.
For more information, contact
Haleema Mini, Director of Development, at 514-288-1229, extension 235 or via email.
Winner of seven Montreal English Theatre Awards (META) in 2016, including Outstanding Production
(The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God).
Recipient of the 50/50 Applause Award for producing the work of women playwrights for at least 50% of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons.
CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION DONORS
The Côté Sharp Family Foundation
Aliments ED Foods Inc.
DLA Piper LLP**
IBM Global Business Services**
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Scotiabank Global Banking Markets
Sylcan Properties Inc.
TNG Corporation Inc.
Zeller Family Foundation
($25,000 and above)
($10,000 - $24,999)
($5,000 - $9,999)
Cummings and Gold Families
Fondation Pierre Desmarais Belvédère
Nova Steel Inc.
Resolute Forest Products
The Hylcan Foundation*
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
The Lloyd Car-Harriss Foundation
The Velan Foundation
* THEATRE OF TOMORROW SUPPORTERS
** EVENT SUPPORTERS
($2,500 - $4,999)
TED T. KATZ FAMILY TRUST