Ways to Give

The Arts Will Lift Us Up!

Thank you for considering a donation to the Grand Theatre. In this time of great uncertainty, there is one thing that we know for sure: we will be back, and we will be stronger than ever, thanks in large part to our amazing theatre patrons and donors. Every dollar helps us continue to keep the theatre viable so that when it is safe to do so we can once again gather as an audience and share in the magic of live theatre.

Thank you so much for your generosity.

Ways to Give

Online: Donate Now using your credit card

Phone: Make a donation over the phone using your credit card by calling Suzanne Lanthier, Director of Audience Development, at 519-672-9030 x 251

Mail: A cheque made out the Grand Theatre can be mailed to the address below:

ATTN: Development
Grand Theatre
471 Richmond St.
London ON, N6A 3E4

Monthly Giving is an easy way to spread your donation over whatever time period you choose. Please contact our Director of Audience Development, Suzanne Lanthier via email slanthier [at] grandtheatre [dot] com or phone 519-672-9030 x 251 to set up your monthly pledge using a credit card.

Please note: Monthly Donations are processed the 15th of every month. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday your gift will be processed the next business day.

Pledge: If the 15th or giving every month does not work for you we are happy to customize a pledge with a giving schedule that best fits your needs. Please contact our Director of Audience Development, Suzanne Lanthier via email slanthier [at] grandtheatre [dot] com or phone 519-672-9030 x 251 to set up your customized pledge using a credit card.

Donations of Securities in kind is a cost-effective way to make a lasting impact at the Grand Theatre. When you give a gift of publicly traded securities, you are exempt from paying tax on the realized capital gain and receive a charitable receipt for the full amount of your donation.

Securities include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, segregated funds, flow-through shares and employee stock options. You can give now or pledge a gift for future in your will.

Speak with your financial advisor to determine what makes financial sense for you. Your adviser can help you make a gift of securities by completing the Charitable Donations of Securities Form.

Please contact Suzanne Lanthier, Director of Audience Development via email slanthier [at] grandtheatre [dot] com or phone 519-672-9030 x 251 to advise us of your forthcoming donation.

Leaving a Gift in your Will

Providing for the future of the Grand Theatre is something important that we can do in our lifetime; for our children and grandchildren, for our community, and for generations to come. A Planned Gift is the ultimate expression of caring for an organization. There are many ways you can make a gift:

Gift Options

  • Bequests (donation through your will)
  • Listed Securities
  • Life Insurance
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Registered Retirement Funds

What you need to know:

The Grand Theatre operates under two umbrellas; our operating company which supports the day to day operations of the theatre and our foundation which supports capital improvements as well as supplements the operating company when required. We recommend that you name the Grand Theatre Foundation in your Will.

Our legal name is The Grand Theatre Foundation

Our charitable registration number is 11921 4260 RR0001

Click Here for Sample Bequest Language

If you already have a Will, you do not need not rewrite the entire document to include a bequest to the Grand Theatre. Instead, a simple clause known as a codicil can be used to amend your Will. Of course, we strongly recommend that you consult with your lawyer or estate planner.

Our contact information can be found here.

We would be delighted to speak with you about including the Grand Theatre in your Will. There is no obligation and your discussion will remain private and confidential. Please contact Suzanne Lanthier at slanthier [at] grandtheatre [dot] com or 519-672-9030 x 251.

Donor Member Benefits

Making a donation to the Theatre comes with Exclusive Benefits*. Depending on your giving level, you will gain access to unique theatre experiences. From backstage tours and guest artist talks to hands on experiences with our artistic team, donors enjoy a deeper sense of participation and satisfaction knowing they have helped us achieve our collective vision for the future of the Grand.

* Benefits and Experiences vary from season to season. During this Intermission Season, these have been paused and will resume when we are back creating the magic of live Theatre!  Thank you for your understanding.

Four teenagers smile for the camera as they sit in front of a wall of old photos during rehearsal for Titanic: The Musical.
A group of High School Project participants smile for the camera during a break in the rehearsal hall.
The cast of Titanic: The Musical rehearse a song.
Two cast members sing in the foreground, with the ensemble in the background, as the High School Project cast rehearses a song.

I’m here to Help! If you have any questions about giving the Grand Theatre please contact me, Suzanne Lanthier, Director of Audience Development at slanthier [at] grandtheatre [dot] com or 519-672-9030 x 251.

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London, ON N6A 3E4