Support Carousel Players

Give the Gift of Theatre to
Young people & their families

Since 1972, 2.8 million students, teachers, and families have seen our productions in communities all over Canada from small rural elementary schools to theatre venues in large cities. We have produced over 11,000 performances in school gyms, theatres, and community venues.

Arts Education has been part of Carousel Players’ work since day one – we have brought children the benefits of drama education for nearly fifty years.

Your contribution and support is vital to our ongoing commitment to create, teach, and share professional Canadian theatre for young audiences.

What it costs to bring
theatre to young people

An average Carousel Players tour costs between $50,000 and $60,000 to create, rehearse, and tour.

Schools pay $450 to $750 per performance, and family audiences pay $10 per ticket. These prices have been chosen because of the economic realities of school board arts funding and of families living in Niagara.

Donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and government grants help us make up the difference between what school and families can afford and the real costs of professional theatre. That gap can be $35,000 to $40,000 per tour.

Help us make shared experiences of drama financially accessible for every child.

How your donation makes a difference

Your contribution will help introduce children to live professional theatre.  We applaud the generous members, donors, corporate and government partners who have helped us to bring imaginative and entertaining theatre to students and families in Southern Ontario.

Anonymous Donations

Donors are acknowledged on our website and in our annual report. Please call us at 905-682-8326 *23 if you wish your donation to remain anonymous.