SUPPORT THE POWER OF LIVE THEATER!As a nonprofit theater dedicated to illuminating the American experience, we rely on the generosity of donors to support our award-winning productions as well as our innovative educational and community engagement programs. Ticket sales only cover 40% of our costs, making our supporters crucial to delivering great work to our stage. We can’t do it without you.
With longstanding ties to Sierra Madre and the greater San Gabriel Valley, we remain committed to engaging a diverse audience and inspiring the next generation of artists and theater lovers.
Ways to Donate
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Relight the Lights
Help support Sierra Madre Playhouse and keep the lights lit! During 2020 our supporters came together and saved our theater by supporting our Light the Lights endeavor. This allowed the Playhouse to survive through 2020 with a small staff, and to make sorely needed improvements to the Playhouse’s century-old building. And through a generous gift from Maggi and David Gordon, our marquee was restored to its former beauty.
Off the Shelf
While our short story and poetry offerings are free for you to enjoy, donations to help support production costs are much appreciated! Sierra Madre Playhouse is a non-profit, and we subsist entirely on grants from arts and government organizations, ticket sales, and donations from patrons like you.
Give the gift of live theater to young people! Our innovative youth programs bring high-quality, live theater to schoolchildren, expand arts access for young people in traditionally underserved communities, illuminate career pathways for teens, promote community engagement, and inspire the industry’s future leaders.
Youth Education Programs
Since 2014, our Theater for Young Audiences program has allowed nearly 10,000 students and teachers from 12 different school districts to experience high-quality, live theater, many of them for the very first time. Past productions include A Wrinkle in Time, Charlotte’s Web, and Einstein is a Dummy.
We hope to soon bring the theater to the students with a touring production in partnership with Pasadena Unified School District as part of their Open Stage program. In collaboration with the Playhouse, district artists-in-residence and classroom teachers will integrate theater with the English Language Arts curriculum and Social Emotional Learning competencies through a sequence of classroom-based lessons and activities.
Our Teen Council program provides monthly opportunities for local students in grades 6-12 to meet up with other young theater lovers, participate in workshops with theater professionals, and attend our professional productions, all free of cost. It is our hope that participants will be inspired to continue participation in the arts throughout their lives.
All in 4 Youth increases arts access for young people of color, disenfranchised youth, and those from low-income families by gifting blocks of tickets to community groups working with secondary students from underserved communities. Participating groups are hosted at a scheduled public performance by a teaching artist, who provides context for the production, answers questions, and generally welcomes the students to the Playhouse.
Help us inspire the next generation of theater lovers! Sponsor a seat for one student ($15), a carpool ($75), a class ($450) or a performance ($1500). Every gift counts and will bring the joy of live theater to more students!
To learn more about our education programs, click HERE.
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Every gift counts and will bring the joy of live theater to more students!
Other Ways to Support
Corporate Sponsorships and Planned GivingFor information about corporate sponsorships and planned giving opportunities, please contact our Development Chair, Eileen Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask Your Employer
Contributions to Sierra Madre Playhouse may be made in cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, life insurance, or other tangible assets. Please contact our Development Chair, Eileen Walker at email@example.com to discuss your philanthropic intention and possible means of achieving these goals through SMP.
Facebook users can now support us! For your birthday or any celebration, consider donating to a nonprofit organization like Sierra Madre Playhouse.
To set up a fundraiser on Facebook to support SMP for whatever occassion:
1. Go to the "Fundraisers" section on Facebook (click "Fundraisers" in the left menu of your News Feed. You may need to click "See More")
2. Click "Raise money for a nonprofit"
3. Search for "Sierra Madre Playhouse" when prompted to select Nonprofit/Charity and select
4. Fill in your fundraiser details, choose a cover photo if you wish, and click "Create!"
Learn more about creating a non-profit fundraiser through Facebook here.
SMP is enrolled in AmazonSmile! It's easy - just enroll in the AmazonSmile program and select “Sierra Madre Playhouse." Amazon will donate 0.5% of your total purchase price back to support SMP. Once a quarter SMP will receive a check with Amazon’s generous donation just because you shopped! Click here to support us on AmazonSmile or search the term “Sierra Madre Playhouse” (not “SMP”, “The Playhouse” or anything else). Do your shopping through the Amazon Smile site to ensure you are using the give-back program!
Through Ralphs' Community Contributions Program, you can help support the Sierra Madre Playhouse--just shop, swipe your Ralphs Club Card and earn! We'll receive 4% on all monthly purchases, per enrolled card, up to $500.00. This program does not affect your club card discounts.