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Cast of The Humans. Set & Costume Designer Brian Perchaluk. Lighting Designer Hugh Conacher. Photo by Dylan Hewlett.



Your legacy gift will ensure you are remembered as a patron of the arts and will safeguard the long-term viability of Royal MTC for future generations.

Royal MTC founders John Hirsch and Tom Hendry had a dream of creating a professional theatre for Manitobans. Beyond their love for theatre, Hirsch and Hendry realized the important link between live performance art and the Winnipeg community. To Tom Hendry, “The arts give a great city an image of its soul.” That energy flows both ways, strengthening Royal MTC and Winnipeg through the years.

Inspired by Hirsch and Hendry, Royal MTC introduced the Founders’ Circle as a way to recognize those who have planned gifts to the theatre through their wills and other forms of legacy giving. Today, there are more than 70 members of the Founders’ Circle who have chosen to leave behind a thoughtful legacy of support for a theatre that has meant so much to them during their lifetime.

There is no minimum commitment to become a Founders’ Circle member. Your gift can be of any size – just 1% of your estate can make a lasting difference.

For more information on how legacy giving might benefit you, your loved ones and Royal MTC, please contact Brendan McKeen, Individual Giving Manager, at or call 204 954 6412.

A legacy gift is a future charitable gift planned through one or more of the following:

  • Will
  • Listed appreciated securities
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement assets (RRSP, RRIF)
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Residual interest

"We enjoy the theatre so much that we wanted to show our
support not only now but also for the next generation.”

– Lyse Rémillard and Ed Fisher, Founders' Circle members

Have you considered a gift to Royal MTC in your will? Is Royal MTC already named in your will? We’d love to honour you as a part of the Founders’ Circle.

Members receive the following benefits:

  • Invitations to exclusive donor events
  • A Founders’ Circle pin which can be proudly worn to show your commitment to the future of Royal MTC
  • Recognition on Royal MTC’s Founders’ Circle wall
  • Recognition in Ovation and Royal MTC’s Annual Report

There are many wonderful reasons to leave a legacy gift, including:

  • Legacy gifts allow you to meet your personal financial objectives while making a significant impact on the future artistic aspirations of Royal MTC.
  • A charitable tax credit can reduce the payment of your final income taxes
  • You don’t need money to make a gift, you can “buy low and give high” through appreciated securities
  • Your planned gift can leave your cash flow and current financial plan untouched while ensuring the enjoyment and enrichment you’ve experienced at Royal MTC is available to your community for generations to come.

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