We need your support!

With your donations, thousands of people in British Columbia enjoy quality shows in French every year.

This year, our annual giving campaign sets an unprecedented goal: we aim at raising $25,000. As we near la Seizième’s 50th birthday, we strive to bring to fruition a project that we hold dear!

We are turning our dramaturgical development program into the artistic incubator for creative practice. With your donation, you bring direct support to local artists and new works, while contributing to the stability of the company.

Every one of your donations counts, each donation is precious. Thank you for your support!

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 are happy to announce that Canadian Heritage will once again match all donations made to our Endowment Fund.

We are launching our artistic incubator for creative practice.

We are able to invest further in Francophone theatre production. We aim to strengthen our impact on artists and new works, from ideation to production. These works allow our community to forge a common heritage and showcase our talent and ideas to theatre-goers in Vancouver, and across the country.

We can offer broader opportunities to artists: more residencies, becoming a testing ground for new artistic practices…

We can continue to present compelling and socially engaged productions

What’s more…

We offer theatre in French to hundreds of children that would otherwise not have access. Every year, your donations allow our company to offer discounted rates on shows for young audiences. We can 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 you!

We sell happiness at a reasonable price. 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 should 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.

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, Canadian Heritage contributes approximately 80 cents to the fund.

Anonyme (1), Anita Rochon, Julie Désy, Peggy Keenleyside, Chantale Lavoie, Sarah Bouix, Anonyme (2), Catherine Miller, Dana Haas, Derek Haas, Diane Dagenais, Katherine Gauthier, Marie Boyer, Anonyme (3).

Nicole Legault, Adriane Carr, Michael Connidis, Jessica Heafey, Jane Heyman, Johanna Hickey – en l’honneur de Joey Lespérance –, Marie-Hélène Robitaille, Pierre Soucy, Magda Thériault, Gaëtan Nerincx, Catherine Ballachey.

Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon, Michael Bosnell, Isabelle Côté, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Yolaine Mottet, Cory Haas, Marie-Claude Tremblay, Anne Marie Gagné, Marie-France Lapierre.

PATRONS’ CIRCLE ($600$ and above)
France Perras, Bernard Portier, Jocelyne Lapointe, Joey Lespérance & John Whistler, Lightburn Family Fund held at Vancouver Foundation, Deux Mille Foundation, Lion’s Mane Foundation, ArtsVest, Y. P. Heung Foundation, Triumph Holding Incorporated.


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

We are fortunate to live, create and gather on the traditional and ancestral unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and səl̓ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations

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Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm
at 604.736.2616

Online box office here

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