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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 January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Thank you!




$5,000 +

Wes & Diane Campbell
Fred & Elizabeth Fountain
Rick Gummer
John Hunkin & Susan Crocker
Scott McCain & Leslie McLean
Kathryn Shaw
Rose Wilson


$1,000 - $4,999

Robert Ayling & Philip John
Black Family Foundation
Joan Cleather
Lynn Cochrane and Barry Taylor
Dave and Nancy Connolly
Elizabeth Crocker
Lois & David Mann
Chris and Hiya Field
Colin Finlay
Mary Fowke
Suzan Fraser
Wayne and Barbara Grigsby
Andy & Nora Gross
Hansen-MacDonald Family
Rita & Keith Johnson
Pamela Keating
Kirk & Elisabeth MacCulloch
CD (Kit) & Gretchen McCurdy
Tim & Bernadine Moore
David & Mechelle Mosher
David Miller & Nancy Murray
Jennifer & Kirby Peters
Sherry Porter & Doug Hall
Catherine Read
John Risley
Andrew Ritcey & Virginia Veinot
Leigh Robertson
Dr. Arif Samad
George & Claudette Sapp
Spencer Family Charitable Foundation
Mila & David Surrette
Derek & Alison Wells
Jane Wilkins





$250 - $999

Esther Amiro
Ann E. Barry
Margaret Bayer & Andrew Harvey
Anita Bezeau
Lynanne Bolton and Peter Donnellan
David & Susan Borrowman
Thomas Boyne & Debi Conrad
John & Susan Chandler
Larry & Janet Creaser
Julia Creighton & Michael Frevola
Georgia & Alastair Cribb
Henry & Rena Demone
Jim and Dolly Dimitroff
Colin & Carol Dodds
Maureen Donovan & Andrew Hamson
Paul & DeeDee Dyer
Sara Filbee
Jane Filbee
Mary Filbee & David Archibald
Jill Flinn
Carla & Jay Forbes
Dr. Gary Foshay & Mary Steckle
Ron & Jennifer Friesen
Michele Gerard, Atlantic News
Robin and Dianne Gilbert
Stephen & Nancy Gilbert
Francine Gingras
Frances Gregor
Dudley & James Grove Jr.
David & Carol Hilchie
Cheryl Hodder
Anne Lindsay
Rosemary MacInnes
Robert and Nancy MacLeod
Caroline March
Malcolm & Sandra Matthews
Lili McCurdy
Beverley McInnes
William G. Middleton
Robert & Donna Mitchell
Richard A. Murray
Ned & Jeanne Nash
Terry & Penny Bremner
Richard & Barb Oland
Greg and Sheilagh Parker
Eileen Petrie
Robert E. Pietrafesa ll
Jill Robbins
Margo Schwartz
Gail and Graham Scott
Allan & Leslie Shaw
Elaine Solway
Teana Stewart
Gordon Stewart
Oscar S. Straus
Kathie Swenson
Lisa & David Totman
Virtira Consulting Ltd
David & Christine Wilson
Linda Young


Community Circle

$20 - $249

Gerri Allen
Terri Lynn Almeda
Anne C. Baker
Rebecca Ballarin
Janet Barkhouse
Sheila Barrett
Ian Benson
Jane Biekens
Diane Binmore
Paula Booher
Susan Bookchin
Stephen & Gillian Booth
Jeffrey Burley, Burley Investments Inc.
Jeff Burridge & Donald Poppke
Jocelyn Caines Mosher
Bill & Anna Camp
Barbara Carleton
Deedee Carman
Jane Cayford
Diana J. Chandler
Patricia & Dr. F. Eric Christiansen
Judy M. Connolly
Olivia Corkum
Simone Cottreau
Paulette Countway
Duncan & Deborah Cross
Trudi Curley
Dr. John & Donna Curry
Dawn Curry
Laurel Darnell & Reid Campbell
Sally Dawson
Mary Ellen Donovan
Sydney & Sandra Dumaresq
Steve Dyer
Mark Ferraro-Hauck
Bryon Fillmore
Nicole Gale
Joseph & Brenda Gallagher
Deborah Gass
Stephanie Gatszegi
Barry Gillis
Margaret Hallett
Erin Hancock
Marilyn & Reid Harrison
Dawn Harwood-Jones
Heather Hayes
Wendy Hickey
Bill & Diana Hilchie
Jacqueline Hilton
Jim Hurd
Ward & Sharron Isnor
Frances Jamieson
Jolene Jarvis
Beverley Johnson
Faye & Dereck Jones
Michael Kaczorowski
Cheryl Kewley
Lisa LaFrance & Nicholas Spencer Lewin
Cynthia Lamson
Suzanne LeBlanc
Stewart Lindsay Jr.
Keith & Linda Boyle
Mary-Anne Lyons
Leslie MacDonald
Maeve MacDougall
Peggy & Dave MacLean
Jennifer MacLeod
Ann MacPhail
Thomas & Kathleen Marrie
Akiko Martin
Nancy Matyas
Donna McCready
Michelle McKillop
Lloyd & Kelly McKnight
Michael McLaughlin
Kathy & Ken McNab
Kevin McNamara
John Montgomerie
Janice Moreside
Christopher & Patricia Morse
Stephanie Moye
Wendy Naugler Busher & Brian Norton
Stephanie Nickerson
Rowena & Robert Nunn
Randall O’Malley
Jane Pattillo
Karen Pinsent
Lenny Poirier
Philip & Sharon Poirier
Eleanor H. Publicover
Kirby Putnam
Richard Rachals
Nancy Regan
Doug & Lynne Ross
Matt Ross
Cathy Ross
Michael and Susan Rowan-Legg
Elaine & David Shaw
Cynthia Skerry
Karen & Peter Smith
Lori Steeves
John Swaine
Deborah Toogood
Christina Topp
Robert J. Tupper
Emily Turner
Dave & Debbie Tzagarakis
Otto VanBarneveld
Lorraine Vassalo & Stewart Creaser
Carol Vaughan
Mary Jane Walsh
Nancy Wells
Christine Wysmyk
Kelly and David Young


In MemoriAm

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

Judy Wells, Dirtie Dougie & the Divine Daddies