Be a part of music history
Name a Seat and Support the Massey Hall Revitalization Today.
An aspirational home for our nation’s great artists and international iconic entertainers, no other venue has contributed so much to our country’s cultural identity. And now you can leave a lasting legacy by adding your name to the Hall.
When you name a seat in support of the Massey Hall Revitalization Project, your gift ensures Canada’s most preeminent cultural treasure thrives and fuels the joy and power of live performance that will keep going down in history. Your dedication will be engraved on a plaque installed on an armrest, leaving your mark on the Hall.
As a bonus, when music fans join or renew their Massey Hall Membership with their seat dedication by 11:59pm on September 30th, they will receive a second Platinum level Membership totally free to honour someone they love.
Seat Naming Opportunities
You can name a Massey Hall seat:
- for yourself
- as a special gift honouring a music fan in your life
- in memory of a loved one
- in recognition of a business or organization
Seats and rows are available to be named at three levels:
In recognition of your gift, we are also pleased to offer:
- A special memento commemorating your seat dedication
- Receipt of our supporter newsletter
- A behind the scenes tour of the revitalized Massey Hall
- Gifts of $5,000+ will be recognized on · Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall annual reports, and · Massey Hall website
- A charitable tax receipt for the full amount (In CAD per Canadian Revenue Agency guidelines)
Seat locations will be assigned following receipt of your donation and will be prioritized in the order of the date that donations are received. Staff will be in touch to confirm your seat location and will do their best to accommodate your preferences.
ABOUT THE Massey Hall Revitalization
We find ourselves in an incredibly rare moment as Massey Hall prepares to open after the most significant renovation in its 127-year history. When the Revitalization project is complete, we will welcome you to the remarkably restored Allan Slaight Auditorium, with the addition of a 7-storey tower to the south, collectively known as Allied Music Centre.
The expansion means four venues for artists, educators, and community groups with expanded programming. Beyond improved amenities and accessibility, students and communities will engage and connect through expanded Education and Outreach activity. Artists will be able to create and perform at every stage of their careers with tailored Artist Development support from the Halls. And music fans like you will be an integral part of an artist’s path to becoming headliners.
Much like the Hall’s founding wishes, a Gift for the People, we expect brighter days ahead where we’ll be able to gather with friends and sing loudly together once again in the revitalized Massey Hall. Your seat dedication will bring the joy of live performances to audiences and artists alike – because everything sounds sweeter together.
If I make a donation to name a seat, will I receive a charitable tax receipt?
Yes, a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of your donation will be emailed to you upon receipt of your gift.
Will I be able to choose my seat?
You can choose the seat level and a staff member will assign a specific seat within that level for you. If you have any preferences eg. aisle seat, please make note of them when making your seat dedication donation online.
Do I get to sit in my dedicated seat at any performance?
Naming a seat does not guarantee use of that seat at a performance.
I’m naming a seat in honour of a loved one. Will you notify them?
We would be happy to notify the honoree of your gift. Please contact Matthew Turner, Development Coordinator at the coordinates below to make arrangements.
How long will my dedication be recognized on the seat?
Your seat dedication continues for a 25-year period.
How will my donation be recognized?
For gifts of $5,000+, donors will receive recognition in Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall annual reports, on the Massey Hall Revitalization project website.
How big is the seat plaque and where will it be located on the seat?
Seat plaques are 3” (width) x 1” (height). For main floor, main floor parterre, and balcony seats the plaque will be affixed to the armrest. For gallery seats, the plaque will be affixed to the back of the seat.
How long can my inscription be?
Seat inscription can be up to 3 lines with a limit of 28 characters per line.
You will be directed to complete your inscription and donor recognition when making your donation online.
Can I split the cost of a seat with a friend or more than one friend?
If you wish to purchase a seat with someone else or with a group, please contact Matthew Turner to make the proper arrangements. For CRA purposes, a confirmation letter needs to be provided.
Who can I speak to if I have more questions?
Prefer to set-up a payment schedule (up to 3 years) or make your donation through an alternative method such as over the phone, mailing a cheque, or e-transfer, please contact Matthew Turner, Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 593-8860.
We’re here to help. Make a donation over the phone, mailing a cheque, or e-transfer, please fill out this form and email Matthew Turner, Development Coordinator at email@example.com or (416) 593-8860.
Charitable Registration No. 11922 8633 RR 0001.