Support Freewill

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is extremely grateful for every donation we receive. This amazing support from the community allows us to offer 9 Pay-What-You-Will Shows and 8 shows that are free to any student with a valid ID. That makes ½ of our shows each season accessible to anyone in Edmonton. It also enables us to have one of the lowest ticket prices in the city!

We need your goodwill to continue providing Edmonton with one of the best outdoor Shakespeare experiences in the country. That’s why we’re asking our amazing supporters to sign up for the Goodwill for Freewill campaign.  Your support allows us to maintain accessible ticket prices while still producing vibrant and exciting theatre. Through Goodwill for Freewill you can sign up for a monthly donation that costs as little as a latte and you’ll receive a tax receipt for your generosity. Every year more than 12,000 people attended the Festival, even a $5/month donation from half of these guests will help us immensely.

Did you know :

  • one quarter (1/4) of our performances are Pay-What-You-Will?
  • another quarter (1/4) of our performances are free for any student with a valid ID?
  • our ticket prices are amongst the lowest of any professional theatre in town?
  • the average ticket price per person per season is only $16?
  • we provide employment to over 45 actors and crew during a time when most theatres are ‘dark’ (not producing)?

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival extends the warmest of gratitudes to everyone who shares our vision. If you would like to make a tax-deductable donation, please click the link here or on the ‘Donate’ link at the top of this page to become a friend of the Free Will Players.

We offer several levels of benefits to our donors! Please click here to see the different Friends of the Free Will Players benefits.

Other ways you can help the Free Will Players:

Become a Sponsor! To see our 2016 Sponsorship Package please click here .

Advertise in our Festival Program! To see our 2016 Program Advertising rates please click here.

Fundraising Events

Our fundraisers are another way that you can support The Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Read on to find out more about how you can help!


 At The Festival

50/50 Tickets are just $2 and sold before every performance. Take a chance and possibly win some cash, all while supporting the Festival! Fifty percent of all money raised goes back into keeping the Festival vibrant and accessible.

If you’re tired of carrying around all that loose change in your purse or pocket, please be sure to donate to one of our on-site donation bins by the exit after the show. We thank you for your continued support!

Shakesbeere Pub Fundraiser (TBA)


Brunch of Love (February 7, 2016)

Many thanks to the patrons who joined us for brunch and a live auction in the beautiful Royal Mayfair Golf Club . You can find photos from the event here.

Shakesbeere Pub Fundraiser (September 24, 2015)

We had a blast at our first ever Pub night at the Sherlock Holmes Pub on Campus. Thanks to all who came!

Battle for the Limelight: An Amazing Race Fundraiser (August 2015)

Thank you for all who pledged towards our three teams! To see pictures and learn about the Fundraiser Click here for more information.