Make A Donation

Thank you for supporting the arts in Saint John!

Imperial Donors come from all walks of life; private families or individuals, local businesses, and foundations but they all have one thing in common; a commitment to our community's welfare and this beautiful building called Imperial.

Thank you to all of our past, current and future donors!

Take the $30 for 30 Challenge

Donate $30 online and then email us a short message or video to tell us why you Took the Challenge
Email your video or note to:
"I took the $30 for 30 Challenge in honour of my Mom, Sharon and all of the great evenings that we had together at Imperial."     Bethany Stout

Why make your donation?

Donations over $50 make you a Friend of Imperial. ‘Friends’ become partners – investors in the performing arts – enriching their lives and the lives of everyone in the community.

As an Imperial Theatre Friend, you reach out and make a difference in many ways:

You underwrite live performances for school children from all over the region.

You help provide the very best performances from around the world...performers and companies who bring their vision, artistic talent, and unique perspectives to Imperial Theatre.

  • You help bridge the gap between the actual cost of presenting an event and the money raised by ticket sales.
  • You help to subsidize a school series of professional performances that teach, entertain and introduces children and youth to live theatre.
  • You help provide interactive workshops, dance residencies and opportunities for Seniors, youth and those that find the cost of a theatre ticket a luxury.
  • You help to keep rental rates affordable for Imperial Theatre users like Symphony New Brunswick, Saint John Theatre Company, Interaction Theatre Company and other local, not-for-profit users.
  • You provide opportunities for community and visiting artists to develop new works and to rehearse and perform on Imperial Theatre’s stage.
  • You help maintain a first class, beautiful theatre so the curtain goes up night after night..
  • You help bring joy and meaning into the lives of people in our community who might not otherwise experience live performances.

Only with the financial support of our friends in the community can all of this be made possible. Accept our thanks for your vital support – for investing in the performing arts and enriching the lives of so many. Friends receive a variety of benefits, based on the level of contribution.

Benefits of Friendship

Imperial Theatre Friends enjoy many wonderful benefits, and now with six gift levels from which to choose you can find the benefits that work for you. All donors receive benefits for one full year and an official tax receipt for income tax purposes.

Friends $50+

  • Your gift enables you to be an Imperial Theatre Ambassador and receive opportunities to invite new city residents to a show!
  • Voting privileges at Imperial Theatre’s Annual General Meeting and you can stand for election to the Board of Directors.
  • Invitation for two to Imperial Theatre’s annual Season Launch.

Good Friends $500+

All of the above plus:

  • Opportunity to attend a rehearsal or sound check for selected Imperial presented Events.
  • Installment plan fees waived for your PES subscription renewal.

Best Friends $1000+

All of the above plus:

  • Invitation for two to the President’s Backstage Party.
  • Phone order and mailing charges waived on all of your ticket purchases.
  • Private guided tour of Imperial Theatre for you and ten friends.

Capital Friends $10,000+

All of the above plus:

  • Your gift can be celebrated through naming / Celebrate someone or something special

Remembering Friends

A Memorial Gift in honour of a loved one

  • A name plaque on an Imperial seat in honour of you, a loved one or a beloved pet

Friends for Life

Legacy Giving -

  • A meaningful way to leave a lasting gift for generations to come

Give Through your Business or Organization

Your business or organization can help by just making a financial contribution at one of the levels above, or by sponsoring a Professional Entertainment Series or an individual series show.

Organizations wishing to sponsor a series or performance receive many benefits, including recognition in event ads, in programs and on stage. In addition, many business and organizations purchase ads in our many event programs. If you would like more information on the benefits of becoming a contributor, sponsoring a series or a performance, or advertising in event programs, please contact Heather White Brittain at (506) 674-4197 or