Gallery 7 Theatre

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When you give to Gallery 7 Theatre, you are helping us continue our mission of producing quality theatre for the heart, soul and mind.

Ken and a big audience!
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Year-End Progress

Can you help us part the clouds and let summer begin?

Read on below to see how your support helps and what our year-end fundraising campaign is all about.

Goal: $6,000

Donations so far: $60 + $20 + $100 + $10 + $25 + $100 + $50 + $100 + $4.50 + $500 + $5 + $3,000 + $25 + $75 + $100 + $50 + $50 + $100 + $50 + $100 + $50 + $50 + $10 + $250 = $4,884.50

Still to go: $1,115.50

Message from Ken

Ken Hildebrandt with a big crowd
We can't wait to get back to this!

That’s a wrap! The 2021-2022 ‘Engage’ Theatre season, presented by Klassen Landscape Supply & Nursery, is now complete. And what a season it was!

Over the course of the past year, we presented five mainstage productions, saw the return of the in-person version of Panic Squad, and hosted an online version of Abby Theatre Fest, a festival of short original films created by artists from around the region.

Over 4,000 people attended the season. Donation support remained high, and we were able to access much-needed emergency government support. We navigated ever-changing health orders and restrictions, implemented a new ticketing system, and were able to offer some of our shows via high-quality livestream. It's been a challenging season, but a rewarding one as well. In the end, we remained committed to our mandate of presenting entertaining and thought-provoking theatre for the heart, soul, and mind.

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Over the past couple of years, our generous donors have been crucial partners in keeping this theatre alive during what has been the hardest period in our history. We have been continually affirmed, humbled, and thrilled by the incredible gifts you have provided. If you have already contributed this past year, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! We could not have done this without you! If you’re considering contributing – THANK YOU SO MUCH!! – and please read on. 😊

Now that we’ve re-opened and restrictions are largely in our review mirror, it’s time to bring the curtain down on this transitional season and look ahead to celebrating our belated 30th birthday. We have an exciting season planned to honour this amazing milestone. I invite you to check out our 2022-2023 playbill and book your subscriptions right now!

It's a Wonderful Life

With the arrival of June, we turn our attention to our final donation drive of the season. Since June 1, 2021, thanks to the amazing generosity of our donors, we have raised over $35,000 – AMAZING! This was our target when we announced our fundraising plan last spring. Because of how fiscal years work, when we finalized our budget for 2021-2022, we set a donation goal of $33,000 for the year (July – June). This was because some of the funds raised in the last year had to be applied to the previous fiscal year.

So far, we have raised over $27,000 towards this year’s fiscal year goal – AMAZING ONCE AGAIN! This means we’re now just $6,000 away from this season’s target.

Can you help us get over the top?

Ken Hildebrandt

Artistic/Executive Director

How your support helps

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  • Continue producing quality theatre for the heart, soul, and mind
  • Continue providing a safe, healthy, and life-affirming space for artists and technicians to pursue their craft
  • Contribute to the social, intellectual, spiritual, and economic health of our community.
  • Hit our fiscal year target of $33,000
  • Cover any remaining production and other costs from the season that was
  • Navigate the lean summer months when revenues are typically lower
  • Cover season preparation costs such as performance licenses (The Secret Garden alone costs close to $8,000!), salaries, graphic designs, marketing materials, insurance, and other overhead costs essential to keeping the doors open
  • Fill in the gap left by emergency support programs that ended in early May, despite the arts and cultural sector having not yet fully recovered

Ways to Contribute

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There are plenty of ways to contribute:

  • Online
  • Phone – Call 604-504-5940
  • Mail – Send cheque to Gallery 7 Theatre, P.O. Box 825, Abbotsford, BC V2T 7A2
  • Add a donation to your subscription!

Make a single donation or set-up a monthly giving plan – it’s entirely up to you! And if you have already contributed this year, THANK YOU SO MUCH. We completely respect if you’d like to sit this round out. If you haven’t contributed or if you’d like to step up your giving, we’d love to hear from you.

Become a monthly donor

Join a community of people who support the theatre on an ongoing basis. With your support, we can ensure that Gallery 7 Theatre continues to contribute to the wellbeing of our community and provides a safe, healthy, and life-affirming space for artists and technicians to pursue their craft.

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Our annual fundraising goals