Gallery 7 Theatre


    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!

    Help light the birthday cake!

    Help us light the G7 birthday cake when you donate to our Happy Birthday G7 fundraising campaign today!

    Goal: $15,000

    Donations so far: $75 + $100 + $25 + $500 + $300 + $300 + $200 + $25 + $59.20 + $50 + $500 + $25 + $25 + $7.60 + $50 + $100 + $500 + $60 + $150 + $25 + $700 + $40 + $100 + $500 + $120 + $125 + $30 + $100 +$150 + $50 + $12.50 + $30 + $150 + $10 + $25 + $250 + $100 + $150 = $5,719.80

    Still to go: $9,280.20

    Last updated: June 30 at 4pm

    Birthday cake

    Message from Ken

    Ken Hildebrandt in 1992
    Ken in 1992

    It’s time to party! With the 2022-2023 “Happy 30 (+2) Birthday Season” ending and our brand new 2023- 2024 ‘Heart of Community’ Season just around the corner, we’d like to take a moment to mark our 30th birthday (albeit two years late) with a month-long birthday party.

    Throughout June, we’ll be posting productions photos and other paraphernalia from the very early days of Gallery 7 Theatre while sharing some “did you know” fun facts about our history. If you pay close attention, you may even see photos of a very young founder, Ken Hildebrandt, at work directing shows at just 19 years of age.

    Of course, no birthday party would be complete without cake or gifts. We’re happy to provide the cake, and we encourage you to bring gifts…in the form of a donation.

    For over thirty years, Gallery 7 Theatre has dedicated itself to sharing stories and exploring themes that inspire hope, reconciliation, and redemption. In those years, we’ve produced well over 100 productions, ranging from sketch revues to big Broadway musicals. We continue to provide an edifying, professional and fun space where recreational and professional artists, technicians and theatre-lovers can come together to learn, grow and above all, make beautiful and meaningful theatre for the entire community to enjoy.

    The true cost of putting on quality theatre is simply not reflected in the cost of a ticket. If it were, no one would be able to afford to attend. With record inflation and our vision to become a hub of artistic activity and ingenuity in the Fraser Valley, costs keep going up. But, through the support of grants, sponsorships, and donations from very generous individuals such as yourselves, we can continue providing affordable theatre for the heart, soul and mind that brings emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social health to our community for the next thirty years!

    The theme for our new season is ‘Heart of Community’. During it, we’ll be exploring community as it’s experienced through family, faith, friendship, romance and on the broader social scale. It takes a community to create live-giving theatre, and I invite you to be an integral member of the G7 community by renewing your support or by becoming a new donor. The bigger the donor pool, the bigger the party!

    Oh, and did someone say cake?

    This June, to bring a successful close to our birthday season and to ensure a bright and prosperous future, please help us ‘light the candles’ on our birthday cake by making either a one-time gift divisible by 30 such as $30, $60, $150, $300, $600, $1,200 and so on, or set up a monthly birthday gift (recurring donation) that’s divisible by 30, such as $3, $30, or $60 per month. You can, of course, provide a gift of any amount that suits your budget – no matter how big or small, every gift matters a great deal to us and will be put to very good use.

    Our Birthday Party goal is to raise $15,000 by June 30th. For every $1,000 received, we’ll light two birthday candles on the cake. Check our social media from time to time to see the progress we’re making. When we reach $15k by June 30th, you’ll see the cake ablaze with glorious candles burning bright…we just need you to help us get there.

    Don’t miss the party – donate today.

    There are several ways to donate to our cause:


    Donate Now

    By Phone:
    Call us at 604-504-5940

    By Mail:
    Send your cheque to Gallery 7 Theatre
    P.O. Box 825
    Abbotsford, BC
    V2T 7A2

    You can make your donations in chunks too! Consider starting a monthly donation program. You can set your donation amount and frequency to your liking, and you can set an end date. You can do this online or you can give us a call at the number above.

    Your support is a tremendous affirmation of the mission and vision of Gallery 7 Theatre, and it ensures we can continue offering this venue of excellent theatre that brings the community together, provides a life-affirming space for participants and engages the community with inspiring story-telling the stirs the heart, challenges the mind and elevates the soul.

    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 $35,000
    • Cover season 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

    Ways to Contribute

    It's a Wonderful Life

    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!

    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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