Support Freewill

Our amazing donors have kept us around for over 25 years and, with your support, we will be around for another 25! As you may know, the 2014 season was challenging for us as we were forced to move indoors due to a tear in the Heritage Amphitheatre canopy. Thanks to our donors and the support of the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Arts Council we were able to get through the year and are moving onwards and upwards!

However, we are still in a rebuilding phase. We are excited to return to Hawrelak Park in 2015 and need your help to come back with a bang!

That’s why we’re asking our amazing supporters to sign up for the Goodwill for Freewill campaign. We need your goodwill to continue providing Edmonton with one of the best outdoor Shakespeare experiences in the country.  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.  In 2013, 14,000 people attended the Festival, even a $5/month donation from half of these guests will help us immensely. One thing we’ve learned this season is that we need to prepare for the unexpected and to do that we need resources for these worse-case scenarios.

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 40 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.

Friends of the Free Will Players

Gallant Rogue ($20+)

  • Official charitable tax receipt (available at anytime)

Amorous Dreamer ($50+)

  • Listing in our program
  • Plus everything listed above

Princely Charmer ($100+)

  • Signed poster by the cast
  • Plus everything listed above

Sovereign Liege ($250+)

  • Exclusive access to a tech rehearsal prior to the opening for yourself and a guest
  • Plus everything listed above

Royal Patron ($500+)

  • Reserved seating held up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the show
  • Plus everything listed above

Player’s Guild ($1000+)

  • Exclusive opportunity to ‘adopt’ any artist from the Free Will Company
  • Plus everything listed above

Queen’s Court ($2500+)

  • Enjoy an exclusive donor reception and meet the artists who make the magic happen each year
  • Plus everything listed above

 *Donations must be received by May 1st, 2015 to receive these perks in 2015.  After this date, your donation will be recognized in the above ways in 2016.