ECT gratefully acknowledges our Funders:


Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Arts Council

Niagara Region



ECT’s Presenting Partner:


ECT’s Supporters:

In supporting ECT, Niagara’s Essential Theatre, you are contributing towards the growth of our artistic communities and helping build a vibrant and diverse body of contemporary Canadian theatre. A heartfelt thank you goes out towards our new and continuing sponsors, funders, and supporters. CONTACT US to get your business front row centre in our sponsorship or program ad packages.

2016/2017 Sponsors – Thank you for your support!

PenFinancial Credit Union

TD Canada Trust

Manor Cleaners

Gillian’s Place

Mountainview Homes

Liberty! Bicycles

St. Catharines Downtown Business Association

aCUE Creative Consulting

Lakeside Dental

Heelis, Little & Almas LLP

Tomas Reimer Film and Photo

de la terre Bakery

Jennifer Wallace Insurance & Financial Solutions

Essential Friends 2015/2016/2017

Don Alexander, Dina Arsenault, David Bergen, Dorothea Botsford & Ed Bowers, Martha Campbell, Rebecca Cann, Donna Carley, Rose Marie Cipryk, Andrea Cole, Marlene Daley, Gregory Difrancesco, Monica Dufault, Alan Dyer, Peter Feldman, Karen Fricker, Robin Guard, Helmut Hagenburg, Emma Hillier, Kevin Hobbs, David Hughes, Nicole James, Mary Kovack, Kate Leathers, Madeleine Lefebvre, Carol Lewis, Patricia LaRiviere & Alex Guard, Carolyn Mackenzie, David Mackenzie, Carina Magazzeni, Geoff Martin, Marg Newby, Wynne Nicholson, Robert Nunn, Robin Patterson-Judd, Tisha Polocko, Gyllian Raby, Virginia Reh, Jesse Riviere, Natalie Riviere, John & Cath Riviere, Heather Row, Anita & Joseph Robertson, Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez, Michael Saunders, Robert Seagraves, Ada Smith-Sparling, Gail Todd (Something Else, Port Colborne), Jennifer Wallace, Danielle Wilson, Barbara Worthy, Anonymous Angels (2).

Essential Friends 2014/2015

Gyllian Raby, Sandy Middleton, Robert Nunn, Carlos Sanchez, Ron Dufault, William Backman, Susan Greenfield, Robin Patterson-Judd, Sarah Stevens, David Griffiths, David Bergen, Ian Kerr.

Essential Evolution Donors

 Essential Extrovert
Monica Dufault
Essential Experimentalist
Wynne Nicholson
Ben Teichman
Essential Explorer
Anonymous Angels (2)
Essential Engineer
Anonymous Angels (3)
Essential Enthusiast
Danielle Wilson
Robin Guard
Sandy Middleton
Heather Row
Ted Tennant
Carolyn Mackenzie
Virginia Reh
Rob S. Grabell
Essential Elf
Elspeth Cameron
Carina Magazzeni
Kevin Hobbs
Valerie Nielsen
Carol Lewis
Marg Newby
Anonymous Angels (2)
  •… ECT's tickets are now available from the FirstOntario PAC box office: The Welland Canal Play opens October 12!
  • Thank you to everyone who came out to our 12th Annual Wine & Reading last week! 🎉🥂🎭
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  • RT @PGuildCanada: Want a night out in St Catherines? Visit Hernder Estate Wines May 24 for reading of "Split" by MJ Cruise @ec_theatre http…
  • Introducing the playwrights for ECT's 12th Annual Wine & Reading! ✏️📖🎉 Come see two great new plays by MJ…o/YUhD8Gl2or
  • Wine 🍷 + Theatre 🎭 = 1 great night 🎆 Therefore, you should come to our Wine & Reading on May 24!
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  • Actors! Want to hone your craft? Stephanie Jones is teaching a 6-week Meisner Technique course. More info…72
  • #tbt to our Burlesque event and this amazing performance by Tenja Hagenberg. You can catch Tenja again at our…jR