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 half 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!

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 $17?
  • we provide employment to over 50 actors and crew during a time when most theatres are ‘dark’ (not producing)?

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!

Help Support the Festival



Join us for our 2018 Brunch of Love Fundraiser at the Royal Glenora Club!
To purchase tickets please click here.




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.  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.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible 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.

Become a Sponsor! To see our 2017 Sponsorship Package please click here.

Advertise in our Festival Program! To see our 2017 Program Advertising rates please click here.


Battle for the Limelight: An Amazing Race Fundraiser (September 9, 2017)

Brunch of Love is February 5th, 2017 at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club.

Thank you to all who supported our Brunch of Love! Once again we had a very successful and fun event! For more information on this wonderful event please click here.

Battle for the Limelight: An Amazing Race Fundraiser (September 10, 2016)

Once again we  participated in this amazing race fundraiser hosted by Northern Lights Theatre!  Click here for more information.

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 we raised almost $1500!