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We are delighted to share that our Double Your Impact campaign saw $6,500 of new or increased donations to Downstage receive a 100% match from a fund set up by our Board of Directors and committed donors - we even increased the fund from its original cap of $5,500 due to the response. Thanks to everyone who stepped up to see their gift go twice as far!

Even without a matching fund, your support has a big impact on our small company. We're resilient, ambitious and known for consistently punching above our weight. If you're excited by our work bringing new Canadian plays to the stage that engage with challenging topics, or increasing access to all Calgarians through our innovative approaches, please consider making a donation.

  • Donate using the method you prefer: You can donate directly through our CanadaHelps fund page online or use our Donation Form to mail in a donation by cheque or credit card.
  • Direct your gift where you want: Your donation can support the development of new Canadian plays that engage with challenging topics, provide tickets to new audience members at no cost through our Pay-It-Forward program, or go to another initiative of your choice.
Downstage is a professional theatre company and registered charity that funds its work through a combination of ticket sales, granting programs, and the support of generous individual donors, foundations & companies.

We create award-winning theatrical works that spark meaningful conversations between Calgarians about issues that matter to them. We are passionate about creating opportunities for social bridging - helping people to form connections to others who are different from them in some way - and have introduced a number of initiatives to make theatre more accessible for a diverse range of Calgarians.

Over the last thirteen years, we've built a robust little theatre company, with three part-time staff who are also working artists, and strong leaders in our volunteer Board of Directors. We produce Canadian scripts, premiere original creations, workshop new plays by local artists, and curate an affordable theatrical venue - all on a minimal budget where every gift helps us to increase our impact in our community.

Click here to read our Donation Brochure to learn more, or contact Artistic Director Ellen Close at (403) 294-7459 or to discuss how your donation could make an impact. We'd be delighted to share more about what we do and answer any questions you may have.

We are also set up with Donate A Car Canada to accept vehicle donations. They provide free towing and look after the details of recycling or selling your vehicle, then make a financial contribution to Downstage. After your vehicle donation is complete, we will send you a tax receipt.

THANK YOU to many organizations whose logos appear at the bottom of this page for their valued support, as well as to our wonderful individual donors:

Loretta Biasutti & Bob Van Mastrigt, Leslie Biles, Linda & Al Braun, Olivia Brooks, A.J. Brown & R.B. Beaty, Heather Campbell, Calum Center & Sterling Davidson Center, Heather Close & Eric Campbell, Rob & Nancy Close, Cobb's Corn Maze, Cona Resources Ltd., Maggie Cseke, Joanne Cuthbertson & Charlie Fischer, Joshua Dalledonne, Colleen & Norm Dickson, Virginia Dobson & Dale Huntingford, Joel Douglas, Nan & Ian Douglas, Kate Easton, Melanie Erickson, Patrick Finn, Laurel Green, Stephen Hair, Heather Hudson, Kyra Huntingford, Emily Joyce, Salimah Kassam, Kathryn & Hal Kerbes, Roman Kierzek, Jana Lait, Brenda Lang, Katherine Lewis, Marie Lychak, Cheri & Rob Macaulay, Gerardo Marquez, Jeremy Mason & Cari Russell, Suzette Mayr, JoAnn McCaig, Doug McKeag, Keri & Adam Mitchell, Janet Monteith, Danny Nguyen, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Catherine Pearl & George Brown, Mike & Marg Perlette, George Ross & Sally Truss, Mary Rozsa de Coquet, Ron & Enola Schmitz, Michael Shamata, Vicki Stroich, Jennifer Tozser, Dale Turri, Tharrie & Johann Zietsman & Anonymous Donors, and a gift in honour of ZoŽ Austman.

We update our donor list regularly. If you made a donation during the last twelve months but don't appear on this list, please contact Ellen Close at and we'll correct that immediately.

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