Talk Is Free Theatre is a registered charitable organization. TIFT nourishes the artistic community by producing a wide range of off-centre, inventive and rare programming. Through our artistic work, community involvement and business innovation, our goal of developing a unique, vibrant and internationally recognized cultural identity for the City of Barrie is being realized.

We also strive to:

  • Address the well being of local youth by involving them in the core of all our activities.
  • Break barriers for wider public participation and access.
  • Build a distinct local professional artistic community by providing increased opportunities to local professional artists.


Through the support of individuals, we are able to expand our goal of bringing world-class theatre to a growing audience.

Our Annual Giving Campaign makes gifting to the theatre simple and rewarding. Offering a pledge program from as low as $5 per month (that proverbial “cup of coffee”) there is a program to suit every budget. Simply arranging a credit card payment is easy and means you never have to remember to send a cheque!

See how your support can help.

Your support of:

  • $60 will enable 4 area high school students to attend performances at subsidized rates of $15 per ticket.

 

  •  $150 will enable 10 area high school students to attend performances at subsidized rates of $15 per ticket and donate 2 tickets to another charitable organization for an auction.

 

  •  $300 (or $25 per month) will enable 15 area high school students to attend performances at subsidized rates, donate 2 tickets to another charitable organization for an auction.

 

  • $600 (or $50 per month) will enable us to hire an artist for one week and continue offering our Youth Mentorship Program, Young Company, to 30 local youth at risk.

 

  • $1,200 ( or $100 per month ) will enable us to hire an artist for two weeks and continue offering our Youth Mentorship Program, Young Company, to 30 local youth at risk.

 

  • Donations of $2,000 and over will be allocated into a supporting fund that allows TIFT to become financially sustainable.

 

Donation Categories and Benefits 

DEBUT  ($60-$99 Gift)

  • Advance notice on TIFT’s season and special events
  • Preferred chance to buy subscriptions and tickets
  • A tax receipt for the full amount

 

UNDERSTUDY  ($100- $249 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Listing in TIFT’s programme
  • Invitation to one special donor appreciation functions

 

FEATURE ROLE  ($250 – $449 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Listing in the Theatre Lobby

 

LEADING ROLE  ($450 – $999 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Invitation to all dress rehearsals of the season

 

STARRING ROLE  ($1000 – $1999 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • An opportunity to meet the cast and crew after the performance

 

SUPERSTAR ($2000 – $4999 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Presenting title of one play of the season (all performances of the run)

 

PRODUCING PARTNER  ($5000 – $9999 Gift)

  • All the above, plus
  • Name and Photo in our season programmes
  • Presenting title of two plays of the season (all performances of the run)

 

THEATRE ANGEL ($10000 and Up Gift)

  • All the above, plus
  • A private performance for 100 people within the regular season. May be donated to another charity of your choice for their fundraising objectives. 


Can we count on your support? 





Please contact Arkady Spivak, Artistic Producer at arkady@tift.ca or 705-792-1949 ext. 122 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.