Our business is to bring people together to share the wonder of live performance, unfortunately with COVID-19, the doors of the theatres abruptly closed. The curtains are down, the stages are dark and the seats will remain empty for now. With your support, we can create a future where we can once again connect artists and audiences with live performances!
As a local not-for-profit registered charity, the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society has managed the operations and maintenance of these two historic theatres for over forty years. The theatres welcome over 200,000 residents and visitors each year to experience the diverse arts and entertainment that the region is known for.
In regular times when the theatres are open at full capacity, over 85% of our operational funds to maintain and operate the theatres comes from earned revenue. As of March 2020, the Society instantly experienced a 100% loss of earned revenue by the closure of the theatres. While the show can’t go on for the time being as we do our part to flatten the curve, performing arts venues will need to be sustained in order for us all to have a home to return to.
The collaborative partnership between venues, performers and audiences means that supporting your local venues in turn supports the ecosystem of the arts, culture and entertainment community within your local region, and the current economic landscape is desperate.
Every dollar donated will ensure we can maintain the day-to-day operations, the maintenance of these loved local venues and will help keep the future vibrant.
Please help us Raise the Curtains and we look forward to welcoming everyone back when it is safe to do so. Until then, we appreciate any support you are able to contribute! Thank you for your consideration.
Online through Canada Helps - click below to donate now.
By mail: make cheques payable to the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society and mail to:
Royal and McPherson Theatres Society
302-1005 Broad St
Victoria, BC V8W 2A1
Each donation of $10.00 or more will receive a Charitable Tax Receipt.
To enquire about sponsorship opportunities or to discuss a donation, please contact Ainslee Jessiman, Programming & Communications Associate.
ph: (250) 361-0802
The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society's Charitable Registration Number is 119036044 RR0001.