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“If you value creativity, innovation, and practice to perfection combined with competent management, you need look no further than Odyssey.”
Stuart Conger
Why Support Odyssey Theatre?
Because Odyssey produces innovative, exciting and unique theatre in Canada. It also supports local and Canadian artists, the development of new plays and outreach for youth in our community. Like all non-profit arts groups, Odyssey relies on generous community support to continue offering its programs. If you enjoy and value live theatre, and the contribution a vibrant arts scene makes to urban living, then consider becoming a Friend of Odyssey or a corporate sponsor. You can donate to Odyssey in several ways:
  • Online, by clicking on CanadaHelps.org;
  • By phone, calling us at 613-232-8407;
  • By mail or e-mail, sending us your cheque or credit card information;
  • Through United Way Campaign, by placing our charitable number
    (11907 1140 RR0001) in Registered Charity Number section.

We welcome your one-time or easy-on-the-pocketbook monthly donations.

Download our Friends Brochure.

NOTE: Many companies match the donations made by their employees through Corporate Matching Grants. Remember to check if yours does and make your donation twice as good! You can also donate to us through United Way workplace campaigns.

Individual Giving
Consider a personal donation to Odyssey Theatre – together we can encourage, develop and support innovative theatre.

The Stuart Conger Endowment Fund
Contribute to the Stuart Conger Endowment Fund to support Odyssey’s important long-term projects including touring and developing the theatre facility at Strathcona Park.

Corporate Giving

Join forces with a company renowned for its award winning and unique style of theatre that attracts thousands to the banks of the Rideau River.
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Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa’s only professional summer theatre company, works in close partnership with corporations to create sponsorship opportunities, tailored to each corporation’s funding interests. Whether you would like to sponsor a production or a specific program, you will be helping create exciting and innovative work, accessing unique entertainment opportunities for staff and clients and aligning yourself with artistic excellence.Odyssey offers excellent benefits in return for corporate investment. We will work with you to help you to tailor an agreement that meets your specific needs and corporate objectives.Why become Odyssey’s Corporate Sponsor?

  • Reach thousands of our audience members who are loyal to the theatre and supportive of our corporate sponsors.
  • Our brand is unique in Canada.
  • We can provide your employees with excellent volunteer opportunities.
  • You will be associated with a high quality, award winning arts company with strong community support.

Benefits
Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Complementary tickets and staff discounts to performances;
  • On-site lobby display space for company signage;
  • Acknowledgment of support on all our print material, marketing, and on our website;
  • Invitations to our donor recognition event – and much more.

Corporate donations are also welcome!

Odyssey Audiences

  • Odyssey attracts close to 5,000 people each summer and as many as 14,000 throughout the year. Over 120,000 people have seen our summer shows since 1985.
  • Our audiences have grown 400% since the company’s inception.
  • 78% of our audiences are National Capital residents, while 22% are visitors from across North America.
  • Odyssey audiences are 60% female, 40% male; a majority between 30 – 60 years of age, well educated with higher than average incomes.
Special Events
Support our annual special events! Bid on exciting packages through our silent auction in Strathcona Park, buy raffle tickets to enjoy our show from the best seats in the house, donate to the garage sale, and/or join us for a special reception.{view}

  • While enjoying our Theatre under the Stars in Strathcona Park, check out our fabulous Silent Auction containing amazing prizes.
  • When attending performances make sure to enter the Best Seat in the House draw. Get a front row seat to the show and complementary snacks and beverages.
  • Clean up your basement or attic and help a great cause! Donate items to our Garage Sale and receive a tax receipt for the sale amount. Come and support us on Saturday September 10, 2016 from 8 am till 4 pm and peruse 100’s of fabulous items at 370 Chapel St. to raise funds for our programs.
  • Donors are invited to Friend’s Night. Join Interim Artistic Director, Laurie Steven, General Manager, Dana Uzarevic, our cast and the Board of Directors for our annual summer Friends’ Night reception as we celebrate Odyssey’s 31st season. For more information please contact our office.
Odyssey Supporters
Join our current supporters and know you are enabling great theatre to happen.
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Odyssey Theatre receives its funding from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa. It is also financially supported by a wide range of individuals, foundations and private companies and earns the remainder of its income from the box office, fundraising events and workshop fees.

This season of Theatre Under the Stars is closed. A big thank you to our fantastic sponsors and audience!

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Many thanks to the Harry P. Ward Foundation for supporting our PLAY program!