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.


To engage an even more diverse range of patrons, Talk Is Free Theatre will be offering FREE admission to all core theatre programming in Barrie for the next three years. Looking towards a post-COVID world, the company hopes this will help rebuild audiences by encouraging easier access for all individuals, demographics, and for many people for the first time.

To read the full terms and conditions of TIFT’s free admission policy, please click the button below.
Free Admission Terms and Conditions

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.

Donation Categories and Benefits

DEBUT  ($60-$99 Gift)

  • Advance notice on TIFT’s season and special events
  • A tax receipt for the full amount

 

UNDERSTUDY  ($100- $249 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Priority booking privileges to select performances including 4 guaranteed free seats per year
  • Listing in TIFT’s programme

 

FEATURE ROLE  ($250 – $499 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Priority booking privileges to season all programming and special events including 8 guaranteed free seats per year
  • Recognition in the Theatre Lobby
  • Invitation to one special donor appreciation functions

 

LEADING ROLE  ($500 – $999 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Priority booking privileges to select performances including 12 guaranteed free seats per year

 

STARRING ROLE  ($1000 – $1999 Gift)

  • All of the above, plus
  • Priority booking privileges to select performances including 12 guaranteed free seats per year

 

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 of the above, plus
  • Presenting title of two plays of the season (all performances of the run)

THEATRE ANGEL ($10000 and Up Gift)

  • All the above, plus
  • Presenting title of all plays of the season (all performances of the run)
  • A private performance for 100 people within the regular season. May be donated to another charity of your choice for their fundraising objectives. 


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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.