Individual Giving

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“Odyssey Theatre is a highlight of Ottawa’s Theatre scene.”
—Odyssey donor

Each year, Odyssey relies on the support of people like you. Ticket prices cover only a small portion of the cost of creating and mounting our unique productions. Quite simply, Odyssey can’t exist without your help.

In return for a donation, you will receive our bi-annual newsletter Behind the Mask, which will keep you up to date on our developing work. You will also be invited to meet the artists who create it and will receive a tax receipt for the full allowable amount of your gift, acknowledgement in our programs and our front of house display, and a variety of other benefits, depending on the level of support.

Odyssey devotes 80% of its revenue to artistic activities, so you can be confident that your contribution will go directly to the artists who are creating our upcoming projects. We commit to applying your tax-deductible donation to production of new work and to acknowledging your contribution in every way possible. Did you know that a $500 donation pays for a one-day workshop in mask or other aspect of our art form?

Donate today and become a Friend of Odyssey Theatre!

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Become a Friend of Odyssey and you will enjoy a range of exciting benefits that will put you in touch with the Theatre. All donors who contribute over $20 receive:

  • A tax receipt for the full amount of your donation;
  • Recognition of your donation in:
    • Our donor’s display in Strathcona Park;
    • Our season program, our newsletter and website;
  • Two editions of our informative newsletter Behind the Mask; and,

Bronze Mask ($50 – $99)
Supports an imaginative costume design.

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Invitation to our annual Friends Night reception (wine and cheese reception with Artistic Director)

Silver Mask ($100 – $249)
Supports an exotic costume.

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Invitation to New Play readings
  • Access to Express Entrance at our Theatre Under the Stars performances

Gold Mask ($250 – $499)
Supports an original handcrafted mask.

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Two complimentary tickets for the Opening Night performance and reception
  • Invitation to attend an open rehearsal/discussion

Platinum Mask ($500 – $3000)
Supports our workshops to create new works for future seasons.

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Two complimentary tickets for our Theatre Under the Starts perforamance
  • Two tickets for our Youth Matinee
  • Two complimentary concession items when attending performance

Donor benefits are renewable annually and expire one year following the date of contribution. 

*Friends Night
To thank you for your generous support, Friends of Odyssey are invited to an annual reception with the Artistic Director and members of the Company at Strathcona Park during our summer show. Light refreshments are served as the Artistic Director shares an exciting artistic report and you have a chance to meet our artists and put yourself inside the creative process.

After the reception, we invite you to attend the performance of our summer show. As a Friend of Odyssey, that particular evening, you will have the opportunity to choose your seating before the other audience members and purchase 2 for 1 tickets.