Support Carousel Players Programs

Sponsorship & Donation Opportunities

Give the Gift Of Creativity

Carousel Players is a professional theatre company that specializes in making and teaching theatre for young people. Our core activities are producing

  • two to four plays a year for school and public audiences
  • working with artists to create new Canadian plays for young audiences
  • providing arts education to young people ages 2-14

You can be part of this work!

Give the Gift of Imagination

Children don’t forget how art makes them feel. Carousel Players creates spaces for young people to express themselves through drama education and to see themselves on the stage and feel represented. Our work helps them make memories, not just in the moment but for a long time. People still remember Carousel shows decades later because it is a live experience – it creates a different effect than watching through a screen.

Your organization can support this life changing experience by sponsoring performances, projects, and families.

Give the Gift of Community

As children return to school and socializing after long periods of isolation, there is a particular need for the social and emotional benefits of live theatre. Once we are able to be together in schools and communities again, the act of gathering and sharing will be very important for the healing of children who have been without community for so long.

Why Your Support Matters


Carousel Players is a not for profit charity. Our mandate is to offer theatre without barriers of geography or cost, which is made possible by the support of sponsors and individual donors. We hope you’ll consider being part of this work.

The average Carousel Players tour costs between $50,000 and $60,000 to create and tour, while schools pay $300 to $750 per performance, and family audiences pay $10 per ticket. Our Arts Education programs cost more than $50,000 per year, but they are currently offered below cost, or in some cases at no cost to schools or parents.

These prices reflect the economic realities of school board arts funding and of household incomes in Niagara. Charging the full cost per show or per educational program would create financial barriers for many of Niagara’s children, 1 in 7 of whom live in households with incomes below the poverty line.

Carousel Players is able to access support from governments and foundations, but we need support of the private sector to help take us the final steps to our goal of removing all financial barriers between Niagara’s young people and the proven benefits of experiencing theatre.

Recent Carousel Players Corporate History

2020/21 Annual Report | Financial Statements

2019/20  Annual Report | Financial Statements

2018/19  Annual Report | Financial Statements

2017/18  Annual Report | Financial Statements

2016/17  Annual Report | Financial Statements

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