The Gladstone's Biggest Fan

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THIS CAMPAIGN IS BEING RETIRED IN FAVOUR OF OUR NEW DONOR PLATFORM AT
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Next season marks the 10th anniversary of the 910 Gladstone Avenue renovation and reopening as The Gladstone Theatre.

To celebrate this milestone, we're planning some facility upgrades that will ensure the 25,000 patrons who visit the theatre each year can all have a safe, accessible, and comfortable experience.

Our improvement projects include lighted stairs (or stair lighting) to better see the stairs in the dark and handrails for the theatre aisles.

We also want to address a comfort problem that regulars of the Gladstone theatre have known since the early 80's. That problem is climate control in the theatre.
The culprit is a high ceiling and poor airflow: heat generated by the audience and the hot theatre lights raises to the ceiling, creating two distinct climates in the theatre.

Installing large ceiling fans above the audience will improve air circulation and help our exisiting heating and cooling system maintain a steady temperature, ensuring a comfortable audience experience!
With your help, we can have the handrails, the stair lighting, and the fans installed before the end of this Gladstone season, and we can start our 10th year as Ottawa's busiest theatre in style.

Donate today, and see your donation at work when you visit the theatre.
photo: Haiku H-Series 84" Fan by Big Ass Fans
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We did it!

The community has spoken and The Gladstone couldn't be more happy with the outpouring of support shown to us.

We're shutting down donations through GoFundMe, because...

Also news this month, The Gladstone's application for charitable status has been approved by the CRA, meaning that we can now issue tax receipts for donations! To help simplify this process, we encourage people to donate through https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-gladstone-theatre-inc/ which will automatically send a tax receipt with each donation.

Donations made in 2018 are also eligible for a tax receipt. We will be in touch with donors to collect the required info for issuing them - if you haven't heard from us and desire a tax receipt, please write the Theatre Manager, AL Connors at theatremanager@thegladstone.ca and we'll get the process going.

The Big Ass Fans have been ordered and we hope to have them up, keeping our audiences cool and comfortable ASAP.

Next on the list, we are investing in improved theatrical lighting for the companies producing in the space, as well as improved dressing room conditions! (did you know that back room is so poorly insulated that the pipes often freeze?)

Anyways, on behalf of the whole team at the Gladstone, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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Even though we're still well shy of our goal, we're moving ahead with improvements! Last month, we had handrails installed, improving the accessibility of our Theatre for all patrons! You can read more about it here:
http://www.thegladstone.ca/theatre-upgrade/
Handrails Installed!
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Raised by 59 people in 21 months
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Laura Gauthier
16 days ago

I noticed it was rather hot in the theatre last time I was there - and the fact that you have a solution is great! Happy to support for more comfortable staff, patrons and actors!

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17 days ago
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Brian Waters
17 days ago

I want to support independent theatre and am a long term patron of the Gladstone.

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17 days ago
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