We need your support!

With your donations, approximately 30,000 people in British Columbia enjoy quality shows in French every year. Thank you!

To keep on carrying out our projects and delivering both rich and diversified performances, we need you. Every one of your donations counts, each donation is precious. By giving, you contribute to the stability of the company, but also to the development of new projects, new initiatives, and new artworks.

Benefits for donors

  • Receive a tax receipt to claim on your tax return.
  • Your name published in our programs and on our web site.
  • Sponsor a performance.
  • Dedicate this performance to someone who is dear to you.*

* By request for gift of $300 (or $25 monthly) and more.

We offer theatre in French to hundreds to children that would otherwise not have access.  Every year, your donations allow our company to offer discounted rates on shows for young audiences. In 2012, the company offered three free shows of its production for young audiences Le portrait Gooble to disadvantaged schools. We were also able to present shows to a dozen hard-to-reach schools from the province’s northern and eastern areas for the same price charged to schools from the Vancouver region, despite the additional travel costs. Thanks to our donors, approximately 2000 students were given access to enriching and highly-educational theatrical experiences.

We develop original work from local authors. Théâtre la Seizième supports the creation of French-language dramaturgy in Vancouver thanks to its author-in-residence program. These works allow our community to forge a common heritage and showcase our talent and ideas to theatre-goers across the country. Since 2001, 10 works have been developed and performed through the author-in-residence program.

We sell happiness at a reasonable price. We know to what point theatre contributes to our community’s well-being, development and feelings of belonging.  A recent study published by the London School of Economics states that, for its participants, going to the theatre represented the third-highest source of happiness! For this reason alone, we feel that, in the best of all worlds, everyone would have access to the theatre, regardless of their income. Your donations allow us to offer theatre tickets that are amongst the most affordable in the city, with subscriptions starting at only $60 and student tickets at only $8 on performance nights.

We invest in the future.  To compensate for the fluctuations in government funding, Théâtre la Seizième started an endowment fund in 2005, managed by the Vancouver Foundation. This permanent investment, maintained in part by your donations, exists to establish sound and safe long-term financial resources for the company.  The investment income earned through the endowment fund contributes directly to the creation of artistic works.  And for every dollar invested, Heritage Canada contributes approximately 80 cents to the fund.

Anonyms (4), Eve Abrams, Clarisse Beaudet, Stéphanie Beauvais, Thérèse Champagne, Anne-Marie Gagné, Michel Gascon, Anne Gingras, Julie Groundwater, Arnaud & Julie Mamias, Charles Morin, Danièle & Michel Poudenx, Dean Turpin, Sophie Vanasse & Hugues Lalancette.

Anonyms (4), Adriane Carr, Layne Carson, Michael Connidis & Roy Parrish, Francis Gagné, Jane Heyman, Emilie Leclerc, Magda Thériault Vino Vancouver.

Michael Bosnell, Esther Duquette & Gilles Poulin-Denis, Danielle Marcotte, Yolaine Mottet, Diana Whistler.

PATRONS’ CIRCLE ($600$ and above)
Madame de Bergerac, Lightburn Family Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation, France Perras, Bernard & Lorraine Portier, Marie-Noelle Savoie, Jonathan Whistler & Joey Lespérance.


226-1555, West 7th avenue
Vancouver, C.-B. V6J 1S1

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Box office opens at 7 PM during show
evenings. Closed during festive days.

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