Ways to Help

Choose the Best Fit For You or Your Company

  • Performance Sponsor – sponsor a specific show (eg. a school show) or sponsor tickets to ensure accessibility to audience members who otherwise would be unable to afford the ticket.
  • Programme Ad – A beautifully designed programme will be distributed in both Hamilton and Niagara to a unique audience. 3 sizes of ads are available.
  • Donation – ECT is a not-for-profit, charitable organization and can offer a tax receipt for any donation over $20 along with our acknowledgement in our programme.
  • Artist Sponsor – adopt your choice of artist and contribute towards paying their salary for the run.

Artist Sponsorship

Sponsor your choice of one of our Actors or Designers
$3000 +

Acknowledgement  “name of Artist” sponsored by “YOU” – can be used in your advertising, our advertising, the programme, social media etc at the discretion and collaboration of Essential Collective Theatre, the Artist and you.

Logo placement on print and electronic material, posters, and signage in both St. Catharines and Hamilton

Full-page advertisement in production program (value $500)

Note in Program “name of Artist” sponsored by “YOU”

Verbal thanks before each show

2 complimentary tickets  to Opening Night performances ($80 value)

Tax receipt for $2000

Performance Sponsor

$500 – $1000

Acknowledgement  In the case of ticket sales, the code to purchase tickets would be the name of your business. In the case of a specific performance, we would acknowledge “This performance is sponsored by YOU” with an insert in the program for that show. Verbal thanks will be given before each show

Logo placement on print and electronic material, posters, and signage in both St. Catharines and Hamilton

Half-page advertisement in all production programs (value $300)

2 complimentary tickets to a performance ($80 value). In the case of ticket sales, to a show of your choice. In the case of a specific performance, the tickets would be to the show you sponsor.

Tax receipt for any amount over and above $380

Programme Ad

$150 – $300 – $500

  • Your colour ad (CMYK) will be placed in our beautiful programme in both St. Catharines (The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre) and Hamilton (Theatre Aquarius)
  • We are part of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre’s Hot Ticket Season, InPACT Education Series and Theatre Aquarius’ TA2 Studio Series
  • Theatre lovers of all ages and diverse groups attend from our region, while we reach new audiences from the Hamilton area
  • Minimum programme distribution 800+
  • FULL PAGE – $500 – 5.5”w x 8.25”h (+ bleed)
  • HALF-PAGE  – $300 – 5.5”w x 4.25”h (+ bleed)
  • QUARTER PAGE – $150 – (2.25”w x 4.25”h)


Community Support

Essential Collective Theatre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. We are Niagara’s own professional theatre company and an essential part of the culture renaissance happening in downtown St. Catharines. This is our 15th season producing contemporary Canadian theatre with a focus on new plays and Niagara work since incorporating as a not-for-profit in 2006.

We love to acknowledge our donors verbally and list them on our website and in our programme. A donation to ECT supports emerging theatre creators and helps establish the next generation of professional artists and theatre audiences working and living in Niagara.

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Rebecca Walsh – Managing Director, Essential Collective Theatre


289 990 7095

Essential Collective Theatre, 36 James Street, #202

St. Catharines, Ontario

Thank you for your consideration, support and encouragement!