Support the 2020 Lawyer Show

Please note Nightwood Theatre’s main annual Lawyer Show fundraiser has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and the provincial emergency order to close city-operated cultural centres until June 30th. Now in its 11th year, the Lawyer Show is one of Nightwood’s most beloved longstanding traditions, and we were deeply heartbroken to have had to cancel this year’s performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Each cast member’s spot in the 2021 Lawyer Show is secure, and we are dearly looking forward to welcoming this incredible group of legal professionals back to the stage next year!

To keep the spirit of our beloved Lawyer Show tradition alive in the meantime, we will be presenting the Lawyer Show Cabaret on June 6, 2020 and online auction - click here for more information!

Nightwood Theatre extends its huge gratitude to our Lawyer Show Sponsors for their continued support:

2020 Lawyer Show Cabaret Title Sponsor

2020 Cabaret Sponsors - Marchetti Family Law & Jade Style
2021 Lawyer Show Sponsor
- Shibley Righton LLP

We have been approved for Business for the Arts’ ArtsVest matching funds program, which will match any new sponsorship funding received until June 9, 2020. For more information on how you can support the Lawyer Show Cabaret with a donation, sponsorship or silent auction prize, please contact Victoria Laberge, Director of Development, at victoria [at] nightwoodtheatre [dot] net.

In these uncertain times, we are more deeply grateful than ever for your support of the Lawyer Show to be able to continue developing exceptional theatre by women. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and help Nightwood Theatre thrive as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary Season and grapple with this complex time.

Support Nightwood Theatre’s 11th Annual Lawyer Show

June 4-6, 2020 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

Sponsor the Legal Event of the Year in support of Nightwood’s 40th Anniversary!

Click Here to download the 2020 Sponsorship Package


The Lawyer Show is the main annual fundraiser for Nightwood Theatre, a registered charitable organization and Canada’s flagship feminist theatre since 1979. Every year, supported by a team of professional directors, designers and vocal coaches, over 40 members of the legal community rehearse for three months to be able to stage an exhilarating, entertaining, professional-calibre production.

Since the Lawyer Show’s inception in 2010, some 260 legal professionals have appeared in 10 shows to raise more than $1,235,000 in support of Nightwood.

Nightwood Theatre is currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary as the country’s premiere feminist theatre company, and we sincerely could not have reached this milestone without the efforts of all those who have participated in this event over the past decade. Today, the Lawyer Show accounts for 20% of Nightwood’s annual revenue, allowing us to continue to foster exceptional female talent and produce award-winning theatre by women.

Click Here for the 2020 Lawyer Show cast list!


2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors of the Lawyer Show receive direct access to a large cross-section of the legal community, as well as the opportunity to demonstrate their support of one of the most vital theatre companies in the country.

Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to have once again added a matinee performance to the 2020 Lawyer Show production, thereby increasing our reach from 1,500 to 2,000 audience members!

Nightwood Theatre’s Lawyer Show is among the most successful in Canada, and has seen unprecedented growth and success over the past ten years. Each year performances consistently sell out, sponsorships increase, and more and more lawyers approach us to take part in this incredible show.

Thank you to our 2019 Lawyer Show Sponsors!

“I was very happy that we decided to sponsor the Lawyer Show. Not only did we help benefit a great cause and a great organization, we also received great marketing value for our sponsorship. We received a number of requests from lawyers leading up to the show to join the network. Using Google Analytics I could tell that those people had discovered us through the link on the Nightwood website.”
- Rafe Malach,, past Lawyer Show sponsor

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors of the 2020 Lawyer Show benefit from an increased profile, unique networking opportunities and client engagement, all while gaining a public platform as champions of the arts. Our suggested levels of sponsorship range from $2,000 to $10,000, but we would be pleased to tailor a sponsorship package at any level that suits your organization’s needs and budget.

Click Here to download the Sponsorship Package

Purchase a program ad

We offer quarter-page ads in the Lawyer Show event program for $600; half-page ads for $750; or full-page ads for $875. House programs are printed professionally in black and white and distributed at no cost to each audience member. Programs are referenced repeatedly and are often kept as keepsakes, giving advertisers additional exposure.


Click here to download the Ad Rate card

CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible donation in support of the Lawyer Show.

Our donors benefit from:

• A charitable tax receipt for the full value of your donation
• Recognition in the 2020 Lawyer Show house program
• Increased visibility amongst your peers in the legal community
• Relationship-building opportunities with colleagues and clients

“It does my heart good to see our profession being showcased so well and for a good cause.”
- The Honourable Justice Gloria J. Epstein, Lawyer Show cameo performer, 2016-2019

“For a few months each year the women at Nightwood take a group of hard-working, analytic, often stressed-out lawyers who have careers that dictate they live most waking hours in their heads, and they teach us to live in our hearts… I have left the experience with a new passion for my life in general and inspired to make other positive choices.  In short, for a few months each year, Nightwood gives us a little magic.”
- Christine Marchetti, Lawyer Show alumna

For more information about how you can support the 2020 Lawyer Show, please contact Victoria Laberge at 416-944-1740 x 5 or victoria [at] nightwoodtheatre [dot] net.

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