The Imagination Society

Guarantee outstanding, relevant, world class English-language theatre for all Montrealers for generations to come

When you leave a gift in your will or provide a major gift to Centaur, you become part of the Imagination Society, a group of visionaries that ensure future generations in Montreal have access to outstanding English-language theatre.

“If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased”

Maya Angelou, Author

This year, Centaur is proud to team up with Will Power, a national public education effort designed to inspire more Canadians to make a difference to the causes they care about with a charitable gift in their will. Even a small percentage of your estate bequeathed to the arts has a large impact.

Will Power offers all of the tools and resources you need to get started. Visit their website for information concerning:
Calculating your legacy
Finding financial advisors and notaries
How to bequeath a gift

There is more than one way to make your mark at Centaur. To discuss the various options, please feel free to contact Haleema Mini, Director of Development. All inquiries are confidential and free of commitment.

Haleema Mini
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What your gift will support

When you donate to Centaur, you are investing in a passionate and gifted team of experienced artists and administrators dedicated to creative excellence, ingenuity, and community connection. From  presenting mainstage, children’s, and independent productions to hosting guest companies from around the world or showcasing new works, every theatrical event we stage is driven by a growing circle of diverse artists exploring theatre to understand and reflect every facet of society and the human experience. 

In addition to award-winning mainstage productions  from local, national and international playwrights, we also offer programmes that discover and develop emerging and established  artists from all backgrounds, building theatrical bridges between Centaur and all of Montreal. Here are some of our ancillary initiatives:

  • Wildside @ Centaur: Annual festival of cutting edge theatre
  • Artistic Diversity Discussion @ Centaur: An examination with diverse artists to ensure a welcoming environment for artists and audiences and develop exciting events that open hearts, illuminate minds, and reflect all of our unique communities
  • Indigenous Artist Residency
  • Queer Reading Series
  • Ongoing collaborations with Francophone theatre colleagues
  • Theatre of Tomorrow program, which offers students deeply discounted tickets and integrates playgoing into high school and CEGEP curricula

Imagination Society Founders

Victor Eiser · John Gallop · Howard Golberg
Miriam Roland · Marika Teakle · Anonymous benefactors

Read the story of Imagination Society founder John Gallop: “Where does it come from, this passion for live theatre, when my adult life has been all mathematics, computers, and money management? Going way back, there are many memories…”

Read the story of Imagination Society founders Joan and Howard Goldberg. The story of Joan and Howard Golberg’s association with Centaur Theatre is one of enduring passion and steadfast dedication that began more than 45 years ago.

Read the story of Imagination Society founder Miriam Roland: “I want to support Canadian playwrights. I prefer not to see plays that I’ve seen in other North American cities. I want to see something specific to Montreal, delve into the lives of people living here.”