Individual Giving

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Donor Benefits

Play a starring role at the Playhouse by helping us close the gap between our affordable ticket prices and actual program costs. Your tax-deductible contribution helps us touch thousands of lives across the state with exceptional productions, nationally-acclaimed education programs, and standard-setting outreach.

Benefactor  $5,000 and above

  • Meet & Greet for up to 10 guests with the cast of your choice (includes special signage in the lobby the night of the performance)
  • Complimentary rental of the new lobby, Mainstage or Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre
  • Reserved parking space for Playhouse performances
  • Plus all of the benefits listed below…

Producer  $2,500 – $4,999

  • Opportunity to sit in on the audition process for one Mainstage musical
  • Annual tour of the costume shop
  • Complimentary drink before Mainstage productions
  • Two season tickets to the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre
  • Plus all of the benefits listed below…

Director  $1,000 – $2,499

  • Invitations to exclusive Director’s Circle events (three per year)
  • Opportunity to enter auditorium early for sound-check prior to Mainstage musicals
  • Opportunity to pre-order complimentary intermission drinks for Mainstage productions
  • Advanced notice of the Playhouse New York Theatre tours
  • Early registration to summer camps
  • Concierge service for ticket reservations and exchanges
  • Recognition on donor wall in Playhouse lobby
  • Plus all of the benefits listed below…

Leading Player  $500 – $999>

  • Behind-the-scenes season announcement event
  • Plus all of the benefits listed below…

Ensemble  $100 – $499

  • Listing in the Playbill for one full year from the date of donation
  • Pre-sale opportunity for Mainstage and Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre shows

Two Ways to Give that Benefit the Contributor

Gifts in the form of common stocks, securities, or real estate which have appreciated in value can often provide you with attractive tax benefits. In such cases, capital gains tax on long-term holdings may be eliminated, and you may be able to claim the full market value of the gift as a tax deduction at year’s end.

In addition to supporting the Playhouse’s annual fund, planned or deferred gifts are an effective option for those individuals who, for both personal and tax purposes, wish to establish a long-term method of payment.

Double Your Impact with Matching Gifts

Many area employers match the tax-deductible contributions of their employees dollar-for-dollar, making your gift go further. Some employers also match volunteer hours with cash contributions. To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, contact your human resources department.

For more information about supporting the Playhouse and its programs, contact Chris Andersen, director of philanthropy, at (515) 974-5370.