When John Hirsch and Tom Hendry founded the Manitoba Theatre Centre in 1957 as the first English speaking regional theatre in Manitoba, their goal was to create great professional theatre with mass appeal. Now more than 50 years after our founders envisioned a centre for theatre in Manitoba, Roya MTC continues to do all they dreamed of and more, including an enjoyment of an international reputation as one of Canada’s finest regional theatres.

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre has a legacy of balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility, thanks in large part to the significant support of the corporate community. These partnerships are vitally important to the work we do onstage and behind the scenes. Becoming a corporate donor or sponser at Royal MTC provides significant visibility and corporate entertaining opportunities, both on the occasion of the sponsorship and throughout the theatre season.

Corporate Donations

Aligning your company with Manitoba's flagship theatre makes good business sense. By supporting Royal MTC, your company plays a leadership role in our community as you help bring live theatre to appreciative audiences. Not only will your company contribute to the vibrant arts scene in the province where you do business, but your donation will help keep ticket prices affordable for future generations of theatre-goers.


Major sponsors receive branding and exposure from our comprehensive media campaign and throughout our in-house publications. By sponsoring Royal MTC, you support a highly valued and highly visible arts organization and reach our 300,000 patrons over the season.

To explore how you can put your business centre stage with corporate donations and sponsorships, please contact:

Shelly Smith-Hines
Director of Development
204 934 0305