The Lawyer Show is Nightwood’s main annual fundraiser. Every year, supported by a team of directors, designers and vocal coaches, over 40 members of the legal community rehearse for three months to be able to stage an exhilarating, entertaining, professionally led production.

Since the Lawyer Show’s inception in 2010, some 300 legal professionals have appeared in 11 shows to raise more than $1,265,000 in support of Nightwood.

Click here for more about the 2021 Lawyer Show.

From the Lawyer Show’s usual sold-out, three-night performances to 2,000 audience members at Toronto’s prestigious St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, we are so excited to capitalize on the possibilities of hugely expanding our reach this year, unlimited by time and location!

"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 2020-2021 (Multiple Years)

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

"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


Nightwood Theatre’s Lawyer Show is among the most successful in Canada. As always, as a Sponsor, you will continue to receive direct access to a large cross-section of the legal community, as well as the opportunity to demonstrate your support of our nation’s foremost women-driven arts organization at a particularly challenging time for the theatre industry.

The Lawyer Show has remained a beloved tradition for over a decade. Cast members benefit from invaluable networking opportunities, all while putting on a truly spectacular show. The people in this community are passionate, dedicated, and incredibly talented. We invite you to join our circle!

A huge thank you to our Lawyer Show Sponsors!

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors of the 2021 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.

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Nightwood will be engaging professional artists and designers to produce a stunning visual accompaniment to the audio recording of The Stars of Mars, including behind-the-scenes Lawyer Show history, artistic renderings of scene and costume designs, and more. Advertise in the first-ever full colour Lawyer Show e-program, and expand your reach! The digital e-book will be made available free of cost to the community, offering your organization additional visibility online.

For more information about how you can support the Lawyer Show, contact Erika Morey at

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

2021 Title Sponsor

2021 Appeal Sponsor

2021 Justice Sponsor

2021 Justice Sponsor

For more information on how you can support the Lawyer Show with a donation, sponsorship or silent auction prize, please contact Erika Morey, Head of Development, at

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 enter our fifth decade as the nation’s foremost women-led arts organization!

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