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.

Our 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 

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).

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 announces new Artistic Director Colin Bruce Anthes, and new General Manager Rebecca Walsh, effective February…3i
  • 3 steps to become an Essential Elf: 1. Donate to ECT at 2. Email your picture to us at…H4
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  • RT @FirstOntPAC: You have just three more chances to catch @ec_theatre's Welland Canal Play in Robertson Theatre! Runs thru Sunday. https:/…
  • Looking for something to do tonight? Come see The Welland Canal Play at @FirstOntPAC. Get your tickets here:
  • RT @NTWMelinda: At the @FirstOntPAC for a sneak peek at @ec_theatre’s The Welland Canal play
  • The Welland Canal Play opens tomorrow! 🚢 You can catch it until October 22nd at the FirstOntario Performing Arts…n1sMY
  • Darren Keay and Landon Doak hard at work in rehearsal for ECT's newest project, The Welland Canal Play 🚢
  •… 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! 🎉🥂🎭