Invest in the Arts
As a non-profit community theater, we depend on the support and generosity of our patrons and surrounding community to keep the lights on. The Park Avenue Playhouse is over 150 years old and rich in history, but - like any aging structure - it is in need of some tender loving care. We believe that art and culture should be as inexpensive as possible and accessible to all. Our ticket sales generally cover the costs of minor production-related expenses, such as set construction, royalties, and publicity. We do not want to pass the additional costs of improving and maintaining our building directly to our patrons.
We are working tirelessly to provide our patrons with an enjoyable theater experience, but we could use your financial assistance. We host fundraisers and accept donations throughout the year. As a registered 501(c)(3) organization, donations made to us are tax-deductible. We may also accept non-monetary donations in the form of construction materials, supplies, tools, and equipment. However, our ability to accept these donations will depend on our need and our ability to store these items. Please contact us to discuss these sorts of donations.
Our Current Fundraising Priorities
1. Furnace Upgrades - to better heat the auditorium in the winter and replace the very noisy space heater in our auditorium
2. Air Conditioning Installation - so we can open the playhouse year-round and offer productions in the summer
3. Handicap Accessiblity
We are currently in the process of obtaining estimates for the work we want to do, but our most conservative estimates are that we need to raise close to $25,000 for these projects.
In the coming weeks, we will be announcing a tiered system of rewards and benefits for our donors. However, you won't have to wait for this program to roll out to reap the benefits of your donation. Once the program is announced, benefits will be awarded retroactively to anyone who has made a donation on or after January 1, 2022. Furthermore, any individual who makes multiple donations in a calendar year will receive benefits based on the cumulative total of those donations!