Phone : 902-275-3933 

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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.

Charitable Registration Number: 127727444RR0001

Operating Fund Donors

The following donors made a contribution between July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023. Thank you!


$5,000 +

Wes & Diane Campbell
Lois & David Dyer-Mann
Jay Forbes
Black Family Foundation
Mary Fowke
Richard Gummer
Nancy Hatch
John Hunkin & Susan Crocker
Leslie McLean & Scott McCain
Kathryn Shaw
Rose Wilson


$1,000 - $4,999

Ann Barry
Thomas Boyne & Debi Conrad
Spencer Family Charitable Foundation
Joan Cleather
Dave & Nancy Connolly
Janet & Larry Creaser
Elizabeth Crocker
Chris and Hiya Field
Jane Filbee
Colin Finlay
Fred & Elizabeth Fountain
Suzan Fraser
Wayne & Barbara Grigsby
Andrew & Nora Gross
Rita and Keith Johnson
Pamela Keating
Kirk & Elisabeth MacCulloch
CD (Kit) & Gretchen McCurdy
Chris & Michelle McKillop
Tim & Bernadine Moore
Mechelle & David Mosher
Nancy Murray & David Miller
Jennifer & Kirby Peters
Sherry Porter & Doug Hall
Catherine Read
Andrew Ritchey & Virginia Veinot
Leigh Robertson
Claudette J. Sapp
Robbie & Jean Shaw
Jim Spatz
Derek & Alison Wells
E. Jane Wilkins


$250 - $999

Bob & Susan Belliveau
Ivy Abbott-Charles
Esther Amiro
Robert Ayling & Philip John
Peter & Sandi Bergen
Lynanne Bolton
David & Susan Borrowman
Debbie & Jim Breeze
Jocelyn R Caines Mosher
Anna Camp
John & Susan Chandler
Virtira Consulting
Simone Cottreau
Julia Creighton & Michael Frevola
Alastair & Georgia Cribb
Trudi Curley
Dr John & Donna Curry
Henry & Rena Demone
James Dimitroff
James & Dolly Dimitroff
Colin & Carol Dodds
Maureen Donovan & Andrew Hamson
Paul & DeeDee Dyer
Sara K Filbee
Mary Filbee & David Archibald
Jill Flinn
Dr. Gary Forshay & Mary Steckle
Ronald & Jennifer Friesen
Stephanie Gatszegi
Michele Gerard
Stephen & Nancy Gilbert
Robin and Dianne Gilbert
Frances Gregor
Chris Gwynne-Timothy
Julie Hallett
Erin Hancock
David & Carol Hilchie
Cheryl Hodder
Ward & Sharron Isnor
Michael Kennedy
Bill Kummer
Anne Lindsay
Nancy Macleod
Robert MacLeod
Caroline March
Malcolm & Sandra Matthews
Lili McCurdy
Beverley McInnes
Lloyd & Kelly McKnight
William Middleton
Robert Earle Mitchell
Richard A. Murray
Jeanne Nash
Ross Norman
Rowena & Robert Nunn
Barbie Nunn-Porter
Richard & Barb Oland
Robert E. Pietrafesa ll
Philip Poirier & Sharlene Wolchik
Kirby Putnam
Wendy & Elihu Rees
Jill Robbins
Doug & Lynne Ross
Margo Schwartz
Gail & Graham Scott
Elaine & David Shaw
Allan & Leslie Shaw
Elaine Solway
Jeff & Angie Somerville
Teana Stewart
Gordon Stewart
Oscar S. Straus lll
Kathie Swenson
Carol Vaughan
Linda Young

Community Circle

$20 - $249

Gerri Allen
Jane Allen
Terri Lynn Almeda
Margaret G Anderson
Anne Baker
Rebecca Ballarin
Sheila Barrett
Margaret Bayer
Jane Biekens
Diane Binmore
Paula Booher
Susan Bookchin
Stephen & Gillian Booth
Gerald Breau
Jeffrey Burley
Jeff Burridge & Donald Poppke
Kiwi Cafe
Angus Campbell
Diane Carman
Jane Cayford
Diana J. Chandler
Patricia & Dr. F. Eric Christiansen
Judy Connolly
Paulette Countway
Duncan & Deborah Cross
Dawn Curry
Laurel Darnell & Reid Campbell
Sally Dawson
Mary Ellen Donovan
Sydney & Sandra Dumaresq
Steve Dyer
Mark Ferraro-Hauck
Byron Fillmore
Rod & Gail Fraser
Nancy Freedman
Barbara Fry
Nicole Gale
Joseph Gallagher
Deborah Gass
Barry Gillis
Francine Gingras
Danette Gray
Nadine Hackney
Margaret Hallett
Diana Hancock
Anne & Andy Hare
Marilyn & Reid Harrison
Dawn Harwood-Jones
Cheri Hatcher
Heather Hayes
Wendy Hickey
Bill & Diana Hilchie
Jacqueline Hilton
Jim Hurd
Paula James
Frances Jamieson
Jolene Jarvis
Michael Kaczorowski
Gail Kelly
Cheryl Kewley
Angela Kidston
Lisa LaFrance & Nicholas Spencer Lewin
Cynthia Lamson
Terri & Trevor Langille
Suzanne LeBlanc
Stewart Lindsay Jr.
Mary-Anne Lyons
Leslie Macdonald
Rosemary K. MacInnes
Peggy & Dave MacLean
Nancy MacVicar
Thomas & Kathleen Marrie
Akiko Martin
Nancy Matyas
Donna McCready
Alison McEachern
Andrew McInnes
Michael McLaughlin
Douglas McLellan
Kathy & Ken McNab
Kevin McNamara
John Montgomerie
Janice Moreside
Mike & Stephanie Morris
Bill & Sally Morris
Christopher & Patricia Morse
Emily Mosher
Grainne Neilson
Stephanie Nickerson
Brian Norton
Florence O’Brien
Erin O’Brien Edmonds
Amy Oickle
Randall O’Malley
Barbara Pate
Jane Pattillo
Eileen Petrie
Karen Pinsent
Walkup Playhouse
Bill & Luann Polk
Laraine Poole
Eleanor Publicover
Richard Rachals
Pauline Rooney
Cathy Ross
Matt Ross
Michael Rowan-Legg
Mary Jane Saffrey & Gerry Giffin
Deb Seaward
Cynthia Skerry
Karen & Peter Smith
Stewart & Sidney Spahr
Lori Steeves
Lana Sugarman
John Swaine, CPA, CA
Rufus Sweet
Deborah Toogood
David & Lisa Totman
Robert J. Tupper
Emily Turner
Dave & Deb Tzagarakis
Otto VanBarneveld
Lorraine Vassalo & Stewart Creaser
Mary Jane Walsh
Sue Warren
Lindsay Wasserman
David & Patricia Watson
Christine Wysmyk
David & Kelly Young
Robert Zed

In MemoriAm

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

Judy Wells, Dirty Dougie & the Divine Dandies