Box Office: 902-354-5250 Tue-Fri 11am-4pm


Make a donation to our GENERAL campaign

Make a donation to our KEYS TO THE FUTURE campaign



Donating to the Astor Theatre

Ticket sales and government support only cover a portion of what it takes to provide the entertainment presented by the Astor Theatre. In addition to our capital campaigns for special equipment (digital projector, a new grand piano, air conditioning, etc), we require funds for rental of our space, maintenance of existing equipment, and to subsidize programs for youth, seniors, and those with disabilities. You can help us continue to provide great entertainment by making a donation to the Astor Theatre Society.

The Astor Theatre Society is a charitable organization. As such, you will receive a tax deduction for your contribution.

There are three ways to make a donation:

  • By cheque
  • via the CanadaHelps service
  • via stock option donations

At present, we have two campaigns; our GENERAL campaign which supports the theatre in its many aspects, and our KEYS TO THE FUTURE campaign which will allow us to purchase a Yamaha grand piano.

  • Supporter – up to $74
  • Patron – $75 to $149
  • Benefactor – $150 to $249
  • Prima Donor – $250 and beyond


Buy a Key – $200.
All “Buy a Key” supporters will have their name displayed on our wall in recognition of their donation.

    • Piano – $250 – $499
    • Mezzo Piano – $500 – $999
    • Mezzo Forte – $1000 – $2499
    • Forte – $2500 – $4999
    • Fortissimo – $5000+

Donors in these categories will be displayed in the lobby, our programs for most live events and on our website.

Donating via Cheque

Please make cheques payable to The Astor Theatre Society and indicate in the notation line whether your donation is to the GENERAL campaign or to the KEYS TO THE FUTURE campaign. Send your cheque to:

General Manager
The Astor Theatre
P.O. Box 1148
219 Main Street
Liverpool, NS
B0T 1K0

Donating via CanadaHelps

CanadaHelps offers a one-stop shop for donating to any Canadian charity on-line. One can make either a single donation or set up budget-friendly monthly donations. At the end of the year, you receive one tax receipt for all of your charitable donations. To make a donation to the Astor Theatre Society via CanadaHelps click either or both of the following:

Make a donation to our GENERAL campaign

Make a donation to our KEYS TO THE FUTURE campaign

Capital Stock or Stock Options

For donating Capital Stock or Stock Options please contact the chairperson of our Fundraising committee at to discuss the various opportunities.


Piano Campaign Donors

The Astor Theatre would like to recognize the generosity of the following people/organizations who have made financial donations to our fundraising campaigns:

Keys to the Future (Piano Keys):

  • Barb & Ulf Snarby
  • RK MacKinnon
  • Ulf, Bjørn, Martin, Stein and Harald Snarby
  • Frank & Georgie Bell and family
  • In memory of Doris Rogers
  • Andreas Snarby
  • Lyn & Sherman Oakley
  • Gail Tutty
  • The Peterson Family (Robert, Elizabeth, Sarah)
  • Greg Tutty
  • Jan Tutty
  • Rick & Kathy Gilbert
  • Neve & Liam McKinnon
  • Tutty Folk Law
  • In Memory of Polly & Max Harding
  • Lin & Greg Conrad
  • Marjorie Speed-Powell

Tiered Piano Donations

Piano – $250 – $499:

  • Jill Rafuse
  • Susan Letson

Mezzo Piano – $500 – $999:

  • Lynda Earle & Andy Blackadar
  • Kelly Hatt

Mezzo Forte – $1000 – $2499:

  • The Dyer Foundation
  • Hal McGee
  • Keith & Rosemary Hamilton
  • Janice & Mark Reynolds

Forte – $2500 – $4999:

Fortissimo – $5000+:

  • Queens County Music Festival

General Donations:

  • Donna Anthony
  • Douglas Frame
  • Diane & Ian Munro
  • Birgit Schmidt
  • Prince of Whales Lodge