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Canterbury Theatre is starting a fundraiser and we need your help! This is your opportunity to memorialize your support of a 50 year local institution, as well as help to sustain the Theater’s future. For your $100.00 contribution, you can choose the name you would like to see proudly engraved on a seat plate as a permanent testimony of your sponsorship of the quality theater you have enjoyed over many years. Perhaps you are an alum of Canterbury, a parent or friend of one, a loyal supporter, know someone who's passed on and would love a permanent seat in the theatre, or you are a local business that supports the arts in your community.

Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

Canterbury Winter Arts Series has something for everyone, with a season that includes theatrical productions for both adults and children, live music from the best of local artists, open mic nights and more!

Canterbury Summer Theatre celebrates its 55th anniversary season in 2023 as one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presenting an exciting slate of comedies, musicals and thrillers, produced by our talented Resident Company, hailing from throughout the country. Come see tomorrow's stars, today!

Both programs are presented at Canterbury Theatre, located at 807 Franklin St. in Michigan City, IN, in the Uptown Arts District.

Join us, won't you? Call (219) 874-4269 for more information!

Also, if you're interested in working with us to produce these great productions, please call or e-mail us at

Please help us keep the lights on!

Consider making a donation to the Guild, so that programs like Canterbury Summer Theatre and our Canterbury Winter Arts Series can continue to provide quality entertainment as we have for 50 years!

You can now safely contribute online through PayPal!


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The items listed below are the items we need. You can donate by clicking the link on the website. Please make a note if you would like your money to go to one of these specific items. If there is no note we will use it for the most urgent item and we will send you a note to update you on your donation.

  • Individual Show Ticket - $17 (Please call the office for your ticket details)
  • Season Tickets - $70 (Please call the office for your ticket details)
  • Seat Sponsorship and Season Tickets - $125 0/130
  • One of our ACTORS or ALUMNI will send you a song or dance. You can make suggestions - $100
    • Abroad Show Ticket - $17 (You will be there in spirit)
    • Abroad Season Membership - $70 (You will be there in spirit) 0/150
    • Full Moon Seat Sponsorship - $100 (You will get a seat plaque with your name on it.) 0/134
    • Cleaning Supplies - $30 0/3
    • Box Office Computer - $1000 ($25 donations) 0/40
    • Piano Tuner (We have 2) - $100 per piano 0/8
    • Carpet Cleaning - $100 0/4
    • Gels - $7 0/10
    • Light bulbs - $15 0/75
    • Lighting safety cables plugs/chords - $20 0/20
    • Source 4 Instruments -$400 0/5
    • Box of Screws - $5 0/5
    • Paint Roller - $10 0/5
    • Paint Roller Handle - $10 0/4
    • Batteries - $10 0/10
    • Paint per gallon - $25 0/10
    • Plywood - $25 0/5
    • 2x4s - $25 0/5
    • Wet Vac - $75 0/2
    • Cordless Drill - $100 0/3
    • Needles - $10 0/20
    • Thread - $25 0/100
    • New/Used Sewing Machine - $300 ($25) 0/12
    • Costume Fabric - $40 0/25


You can now safely contribute online through PayPal!


Gerald "Jerry" Peters

Gerald 'Jerry' Peters

Sadly in 2012, we lost Gerald "Jerry" Peters, the longtime president of the Festival Players Guild, (now Canterbury Guild) and production administrator for the Canterbury Summer Theatre. Jerry helped pilot the Guild through 43 years of civic accomplishment, as well as helming the summer theatrical production entity that has given hundreds of young theatre artists from across the nation their first professional jobs.

Michigan City has lost one of its favorite sons, and the legacy of Jerry’s efforts to help his hometown flourish will not soon be forgotten, nor will our memories of his generosity, colorful personality, sense of humor and dedication to the Guild and Canterbury Theatre.

Contributions in Jerry's name may be made to Canterbury Guild, P.O. Box 157, Michigan City, IN 46361.

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