Support Nextfest & Theatre Network

Taking Nextfest online means our parent company, Theatre Network, will not generate revenue from ticket sales this year. Though Nextfest has never been about making it big at the box office, a little goes a long way. Ticket sales help us continue to pay artists (many of whom make their first paycheck as artists with us!) and keep our Festival accessible to the community.

Though we’re making significant changes to the way Nextfest is delivered this year, we stand by our commitment to making sure artists and staff are paid for their work.

That’s why we need your donations to carry us through this extremely challenging time.

Want to support Theatre Network and Nextfest? Here’s how you can help:

1. Adopt An Artist

Hurray! We are continuing the long-standing Nextfest tradition of pairing artists with generous donors. You choose the artist you want to support!

When you donate to this program, you help us help artists. Your donation ensures the next generation of emerging artists can find their foothold in the Edmonton arts community.

Adoption: $100/artist


  1. A special thank you from your adopted artist(s);
  2. Your name displayed alongside your artist(s)’ name(s) on our digital Adopt-an-Artist wall;
  3. An exclusive Nextfest t-shirt; and
  4. A tax receipt for the full donation amount.

Click here to Adopt-an-Artist OR call (780) 453-2440.

2. Donate a Ticket or Pass

This year, our festival is free to enjoy. In lieu of ticket and pass sales, we are encouraging Nextfest supporters to donate based on a level that best reflects their usual Nextfest experience.

Suggested Donation Amounts:
Single Ticket: $12
Day Passes: $20
Festival Passes: $40

Shout outs during the evening performances for all donations $20 and above; and
Donations $25 and above will receive a tax receipt.

Click here to donate OR call (780) 453-2440.

The Nextfest Arts Company is committed to developing the next generation of artists and your donation is an endorsement of this commitment.

Thank you for supporting us. Your donation will become part of the growth of hundreds of artists for years to come. We cannot thank you enough.