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Support the Theatre You Love

For over 80 years, the Chester Playhouse has played a unique and important role within the Chester Community by bringing world-class theatre and entertainment to audiences of all ages. The Chester Playhouse has played a vital role in shaping Chester’s past, and with your help, we can continue to build upon its success into the future. As a not-for-profit theatre, we rely on the generosity of our individual donors for approximately 60% of our funding.

Donate to Your Playhouse

Click here to donate online. A tax receipt will be provided immediately after.

Corporate Sponsorship

Our corporate partners demonstrate their support for the arts and for community.

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Join the incredible team of volunteers who help the Playhouse run!

Our Sponsors

Our corporate sponsors are partners in helping the Playhouse continue to enrich the Village of Chester and the broader region with cultural and community programs. The 7000 patron visits to the Playhouse each year signal the importance of the Playhouse to residents, visitors, and local businesses.

The Chester Playhouse offers a range of corporate sponsorship opportunities to suit your objectives and budget. When you support the Chester Playhouse, not only do you help create the magic of live performances in an intimate setting, but you can entertain your key clients, host your valued employees and share with them experiences that will entertain and delight them, creating shared memories and strengthening relationships.

Please consider partnering with the Chester Playhouse, signaling your civic leadership to our audiences, and gaining access to unique opportunities for logo exposure, client entertainment, and employee engagement.

To learn more about becoming a Chester Playhouse Sponsor, contact Executive Director, Andrew Chandler, at

Our Current Sponsors
Our Government Partners
Our Endowment Partner

The Sir Christopher Ondaatje Theatre Foundation

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Our Supporters


The General Operating fund supports programming and staffing at your Chester Playhouse. As we work to rebuild at 22 Pleasant Street, and offer incredible live performances around our community, your donation now means more than ever. You can also donate by calling or visiting our Box office. Of course, you can also mail a cheque payable to the Chester Playhouse Society:

Chester Playhouse Society
22 Pleasant Street
PO Box 293
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0

For more information, call us: (902) 275-3933

If you wish to donate securities, please download this form. A tax receipt will be provided immediately after. You can also donate by calling or visiting our Box office. Of course, you can also mail a cheque to the Playhouse at the above address.

Operating Fund Donors

The following donors made a contribution between July 2021 – December 2022. Thank you!


$5,000 +

Black Family Foundation
Wes & Diane Campbell
Lois Dyer & David Mann
Rick Gummer
Nancy Hatch
John Hunkin & Susan Crocker
Colin MacDonald & Carol Hansen
Scott McCain & Leslie McLean
Anja Pearre
Kathryn Shaw
Rose Wilson


$1,000 - $4,999

Rodney Andreychuk & Richard Malone
Robert Ayling & Philip John
Lynn Cochrane & Barry Taylor
Costello Fitt Limited
Larry & Janet Creaser
Elizabeth Crocker
Henry & Rena Demone
James & Dolly Dimitroff
Chris and Hiya Field
Colin Finlay
Mary Fowke
Gary Foshay & Mary Steckle
Fred & Elizabeth Fountain
Suzan Fraser
Reg & Christine Goodday
Wayne & Barbara Grigsby
Andrew & Nora Gross
Rita & Keith Johnson
Pamela Keating
Chris & Phil Lamont
Kirk & Beth MacCulloch
Christopher & Gretchen McCurdy
Tim & Bernadine Moore
Mechelle & David Mosher
Nancy Murray & David Miller
Georg Nemeskeri
Ross & Willa Norman
Sherry Porter & Doug Hall
Catherine Read
John Risley
Leigh Robertson
Arif Samad
George & Claudette Sapp
Allan & Leslie Shaw
Spencer Family Charitable Foundation
Grant & Pamela Stonehouse
Mila & David Surrette
Virginia Veinot & Andrew Ritcey
Derek & Alison Wells
Jane Wilkins


$250 - $999

Esther Amiro
James Barkhouse
Ann Barry
Margaret Bayer
Anita Bezeau
David & Susan Borrowman
John & Susan Chandler
Joan Cleather
Dave & Nancy Connolly
Thomas Boyne & Debi Conrad
Dave & Nancy Connolly
Simone Cottreau
Julia Creighton & Michael Frevola
Alistair & Georgia Cribb
Dr. John & Donna Curry
Ronald & Jennifer Friesen
Gay Dennis
Colin & Carol Dodds
Maureen Donovan & Andrew Hamson
Paul & Deedee Dyer
Jane Filbee
Sara K. Filbee
Mary Filbee & David Archibald
Jill Flinn
Dr. Rod & Gail Fraser
R Jo (Bunch) Fraser
Stephanie Gatszegi
Robin and Dianne Gilbert
Stephen & Nancy Gilbert
Frances Gregor
Cheryl Hodder
Ward & Sharron Isnor
Kathryn Lean
Anne Lindsay
Rosemary MacInnes
Hugh MacKay
Robert & Nancy MacLeod
Caroline March
Malcolm & Sandra Matthews
Lili McCurdy
Lloyd & Kelly McKnight
Beverley McInnes
Ralph & Shirlee Medjuck
William Middleton & Susan Grant
Janice Moreside
Richard A. Murray
Ned & Jeanne Nash
Atlantic News
Barbie Nunn-Porter
Richard & Barb Oland
Greg & Sheilagh Parker
Eileen Petrie
Jill Robbins
Gail & Graham Scott
Robbie & Jean Shaw
Elaine Solway
Gordon Stewart
Teana Stewart
Oscar Straus
Kathryn Swenson
Deborah Toogood
David & Lisa Totman
Virtira Consulting Ltd.
Christine Wilson
Linda Young

Community Circle

$20 - $249

Gerri Allen
Berni Arsenault
Anne Baker
Rebecca Ballarin
Janet Barkhouse
Sheila Barrett
Ian Benson
Diane Binmore
Pat Bloodworth
Paula Booher
Susan Bookchin
Stephen & Gillian Booth
Jeffrey Burley, Burley Investments
Jeff Burridge & Donald Poppke
Jocelyn Caines Mosher
Richard Calder
Alexa Camp
Anna & William Camp
Barbara Carleton
Jane Cayford
Patricia & Eric Christiansen
Robert (Bob) Church
Judy Connolly
Olivia Corkum
Dawn Curry
Laurel Darnell & Reid Campbell
Paulette Countway
Duncan & Deborah Cross
Trudi Curley
Andrew & Marcia Davis
Sally Dawson
Nancy DiVenere
John Doehler
Mary Ellen Donovan
Susan Drake
Mark Ferraro-Hauck
Bryon Fillmore
Elizabeth Frank
Joseph Gallagher
Deborah Gass
Barry Gillis
Gloria & Steve Graham
Jo-Ann Grant
Katherine Gyles
Erin & Edie Hancock
Laurel Harrington
Reid & Marilyn Harrison
Dawn Harwood-Jones
Heather Hayes
Wendy Hickey
Bill & Diana Hilchie
Jacqueline Hilton
Jim Hurd
Ward & Sharon Isnor
Patricia Jackson
Beverley Johnson
Faye Jones
Michael Kaczorowski
Robert & Sharon Kane
Morgan Kenney
Adam Kuhn
Bill Kummer
Anne Lambert & Tom Welch
Cynthia Lamson
Terri & Trevor Langille
Suzanne LeBlanc
Stewart Lindsay Jr.
Linda Lugar Boyle
Mona Lynch
MaryAnn Lyons
Leslie MacDonald
Maeve MacDougall
Kaitlyn MacIsaac
Jennifer MacLeod
Ann MacPhail
Tom & Kathie Marrie
Donna McCready
Eve Mcdermott
Daniel & Marie McDougall
Shirley McInnes
Kathy McNab
Kevin McNamara
Duncan & Sylvia McNeill
Stoo Metz
Annie Morrison
Christopher & Patricia Morse
Stephanie Moye
Wendy Naugler Busher
Rowena & Robert Nunn
Randall O’Malley
Bob & Caron Palmer
Lenny Poirier
Philip Poirier & Sharon Wolchik
Eleanor Publicover
Kirby Putnam
Peter & Constance Rankin
Nancy Regan
Nicholas Rice
Jill Robbins
Sean C. Robertson
Cathy Ross
Michael Rowan-Legg
Brianna Samson
Daphne Sexton
Elaine & David Shaw
Cynthia Skerry
Karen & Peter Smith
Rebecca South
Anne Spence
Lori Steeves
Ron Stewart
J Timothy Sullivan & Francine Gingras
Rufus Sweet
Kirk & Sylvia Swinimer
Dave & Debbie Tzagarakis
Shelley Thompson
Anne & Grant Tipler
Christina Topp
Jackie Torrens
Robert J. Tupper
Jackie Van Amburg
Otto Van Barneveld
Carol Vaughn
Daniel Vella & Ellen Blum
Mary Jane Walsh
Jo Ann Wells
Christina Wentzell
Alison & David Williams
Nancy Wilson
Christine Wysmyk

In MemoriAm

We respectfully acknowledge that donations have been made in memory of the following:

Serena Bechiel, Dr. J.D. Calkin, Judy Wells