Dreams come true at Persephone Theatre thanks to your holiday donation!


All Elf has broken loose at Persephone Theatre as we prepare to present you with a spectacular holiday show!

The production of ELF: The Musical boasts one of the largest casts ever to grace our main stage. This includes a brilliant Children’s Chorus, providing opportunities for many of our emerging young artists to work alongside, and be mentored by, seasoned theatre professionals.

Many of these youngsters are current or former students of Persephone’s School of Theatre, just like me, Benjamin Thomas. Watch the video to learn more about his acting journey (and see how you can get one of those cute stuffed elves)!

Your gift will guarantee that more children will have access to live theatre. You can help to create a city where the performing arts are accessible to all.

A recent study at Birkbeck University London found that access to live theatre can have a positive impact on both academic performance and social behaviours of children. Researcher Dr. Natasha Kirkham said, “Theatre can improve social bonding, allow for emotions to be explored in a safe space, develop the emotional and cognitive skills to deal with a complicated world, and kick-start conversations about important issues.”

Here are four sample ways that your donation can make a difference:

  • $100 allows a family of 4 to attend a Youth Series show
  • $250 gifts an under-resourced child with a semester of Theatre School
  • $500 brings our Youth Tour to a remote community in Saskatchewan
  • $1000 provides a local school with tickets to a Main Stage Student Matinee

Thanks to the generous gifts from donors like you, more opportunities will be created for the next generation of aspiring actors and theatre enthusiasts like Benjamin, Taylor, and Casey. Together we can continue to have an impact on creating accessible professional live theatre within our community.

Thank you for supporting Persephone Theatre. We look forward to seeing you at ELF!

Shannon Richards
Development Officer
[email protected] / 306-384-2126 ext 238


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