Fair and Square 2018: Matthew Olver, David Rosser, Precious Chong, Leah Oster

Support Lighthouse Festival

As a charitable organization, Lighthouse Festival is committed to making sure current and future generations have access to the finest live theatre. Enriching our communities by offering important shared experiences for you, our audiences, and for our artists both professional and amateur.

We rely on the generosity of our donors like you to help bridge the gap between ticket sales and operational expenses. While ticket sales and government grants meet 82% of our operating budget, we need to raise over $550,000 each year so we can continue to present the best in Canadian Theatre.

The Power of Theatre


Spotlight on new Canadian stories

Lighthouse Festival has developed more than 40 new plays and continues to provide a spotlight for Canadian playwrights to share their stories. Working directly with the playwrights, Artistic Director Derek Ritschel, helps nurture that idea and move it forward from words on paper, to actors on a stage. Commissions and Development Funding allows playwrights the dedicated time to write, funds for consultants and advisors, and access to workshops where they can see their characters come to life through actors.

For the love of theatre

Our number one goal is to ensure that from the moment you walk through our lobby doors, you feel like family. Raising the bar each season for the 65,000 people who come to enjoy live theatre in Port Dover and Port Colborne.

Where dreams begin

Passion for live theatre has no age limits. Members of the Young Company and Community Show discover far more about themselves than their ability to act. Collaboration, team building, confidence – all in a safe space filled with positivity, encouragement and inclusion. Being a part of something not just good, but great. The quality of the show is high and the experience is outstanding.

Five Alarm 2017. Andy Pogson and Beryl Bain

Ways to Give

Credit Card

Make a donation with your credit card Online, in person or over the phone – Make A Donation

Cash or Cheque

We love to see you! Stop by one of our Box Offices – Contact Us

Securities Giving

Make a gift of stock or registered securities. This giving option offers significant tax benefits over selling your stock and donating the proceeds. To download the Lighthouse Securities giving form click HERE. To Find out more about the benefits of Securities Giving click HERE.

Monthly Giving

By joining our monthly giving program regular donation is easy. Using your credit card, an automatic donation scheduled is set up with the donation amount of your choosing. We then send your tax return for the whole year in time for filing. Click HERE to obtain a monthly giving form you can print, fill out, and return or pick one up from our box office anytime.

Legacy Giving

Your planned gift ensures the longevity and growth of Lighthouse Festival Theatre for years to come. Your gift supports the work of our artists, playwrights, designers, technicians, painters and builders. It funds the tools, equipment and technology they require to excel in their roles. It provides us an opportunity to plan for the future. 


Reach out to Development Officer Tasha Blake today at 226-290-0075 or at tasha@lighthousetheatre.com for more information, guidance, or to discuss your goals or intentions for giving.

Registered Charity # 103328563 RR 0001

Thank You to Our Donors

Your support helps Lighthouse Festival continue to bring artistic excellence to our stages. Thank you to our current and long-time donors at the Enthusiast level and above:

Bruce & Debbie Armstrong
Artist Workshop 95
Paul & Rhonda Babcock
D. Barber & C. Morin
Margaret Barron
Carm & Dawn Bommarito
Christine & John Booth
In memory of Teresa Bourke
Alex & Annette Braun
Doug & Ella Brockbank
Catherine Buck
Roy Budd & Robyn Byrnes
Keith and Terry Button
Diane G Chapman
Paul & Cheryl Coholan
Peter John Cooling
Wendy & Gary Cooper
Marilyn Cross
John & Karen D’Alessio
Joan & Don Daley
Susan & George Davidson
Jim & Marjorie Dawson
William & Susan Dell
Susan & Nicholas Dietrich
Debbie & Yves Dumais
Cheryl Elliott
Erwin Taylor Charitable Foundation
Don Ferguson
Tanya Fraser & Derek Ritschel
Kim Gernhaelder
Helma Geyer
Brian Gibson
Susan Goble
In Memory of Michele Grant
ED & Ann Griffin

Hagersville Lions Club
Patricia Hall
Jane & Adam Harmes
Neil & Katherine Hedley
Jake Ireland & Debbie Moffat
Ron & Helen James
Donna Johnston
Donna & Ted Kalailieff
Sheri Kerby
Jackie Kleniewski
Jady Klyve
Jayne & JJ Knott
George Kough
Susan M Kyle
Derek & Edna Laming
Harry Learn
Helen V. Leishman
Lisa and Tom Leitch
John & Gail Lennon
Jean Lentz
Deborah Lewis
Gary Logan
R Susan MacIntyre
Viola and Donald Malpass 
Deborah Lee Marton
Wayne & Mandy Mawhiney
Judy Mayer
Marion McCleary
Donna McMillan
James & Valerie Milostan
Judy Moore & the late Delos Moore
Peter & Mary-Jayne Muise
Carol Neil
John & Susan Nicholson

Ken & Betty Anne Nuttall
Susan O’Neil
James W. Orme
Gary Paret & Trish Fournier
Wayne and Teri Phillips
Port Dover Kinsmen
The Quigg Family
Jan Rainey
RBC Foundation
Doug Reilly
Reise Family Foundation
Laura Ritchie
Hugh M. Russell
Eva Salter
Kathy Sanford
Brenda & Harry Sawchuk
Scott and in memory of Scottie
Sandra L. Sheppard
Joan Shirlow
Michael & Lorie Sinnaeve
Richard Slater
Dennis & Deborah Souder
Mark & Carol-Le Stewart
Karen Lynn Stovell
Sandra Strauss
Doug Stuive
The Village Gals
Barney & Lyn Ubbink
Robert & Mirjana Vucic
Helen Wagenaar & Keith Jones
Maureen Walker
Valerie White
Lila Caroline Wicker
Debbie & Jeff Wilkes-Whitehall