Support Us

Thank you for considering a tax-deductible gift to Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Your generosity fuels our ability to create the extraordinary works of theatre that have become our trademark over the last 60 years.

But there’s so much more to the Festival than what you see on stage.  As a donor, you’re also supporting educational opportunities like the WTF Professional Training Program – the nation’s premier training ground for the next generation of theatre artists, technicians, and administrators.  Donations also help fund year-round play development activities including artist fellowships, play readings, and workshops.  Moreover, your support of WTF helps strengthen an institution that generates critical and significant economic activity in Berkshire County.

In recognition of your generosity, we offer a host of benefits and privileges, including priority ticket handling, behind-the-scenes access, and invitations to special donor events.  Peruse the giving levels and please consider making a gift today!

Meet Our Team

 

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Josh Martinez-Nelson
Director of Development
josh@wtfestival.org
662.GIVE.WTF
(662.448.3983)
Grace Singleton
Development & Special Events Coordinator
grace@wtfestival.org
212.395.9090 x110

 

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Summer intern Adam Orme, Grace Singleton, & summer assoc. Emma Orme


Corporate Giving

By becoming a corporate sponsor of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, your organization will support the Festival’s artistic and educational programs while enhancing your company’s philanthropic involvement in the community and building corporate visibility among Festival audiences.

Our Business Partner program is designed to provide valuable sponsorship opportunities that act as effective marketing tools for small businesses and big companies alike.  At any level of contribution, WTF can help you satisfy goals for philanthropy, marketing, and community participation.

New sponsorship opportunities are available each season at WTF.  In addition to sponsoring plays on stage, there are targeted opportunities to sponsor special productions, Festival events, as well as education and community programs.

Current Sponsorship Opportunities include:

  • Main Stage and Nikos Stage Production Sponsorships
  • Free Theatre and Family Programs
  • Fridays@3 Reading Series
  • Opening Nights
  • …And More!

For more information about Corporate Giving, please contact Josh Martinez-Nelson, Director of Development, by calling or texting 662.GIVE.WTF (662.448.3983) or emailing josh@wtfestival.org.

Other Ways to Give

MAJOR GIFTS

Play a Leading Role!

Individual donors can play a leading role by underwriting an entire Festival production, or by backing one of the educational initiatives that make up our nationally-recognized Professional Training Program.

For more information about Major Gifts, please contact Josh Martinez-Nelson, Director of Development, by calling or texting 662.GIVE.WTF (662.448.3983) or emailing josh@wtfestival.org.

 

PLANNED GIVING:
The Encore Society

Securing Artistic Excellence for Future Generations

The Encore Society consists of those loyal and dedicated supporters who have designated a special gift to benefit Williamstown Theatre Festival in the future through bequests, life insurance, trusts, IRAs, or other planned giving arrangements. These important gifts ensure that the Festival will continue to be the nation’s premier summer theatre experience for generations to come.

We invite anyone who has remembered WTF in their estate plans to formalize their commitment by becoming a member of the Encore Society and allow us to thank you today for the generosity you will be providing in the future.

For more information about Planned Giving, please contact Josh Martinez-Nelson, Director of Development, by calling or texting 662.GIVE.WTF (662.448.3983) or emailing josh@wtfestival.org.

All inquiries are completely confidential.

 

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable gifts made by employees — doubling or even tripling the amount of your original gift, thus increasing your benefits.  It’s easy.  Just contact your personnel office and ask them if your company matches gifts to nonprofit organizations.

 

 

2017 Donor Benefits

WTF FRIENDS

Insider info, advance access!

Ticket sales cover only two-thirds of the cost to produce the Festival, so we need all the friends we can get! When you become WTF FRIENDS with a fully tax-deductible gift, you help ensure success all summer long!

$50 donors

  • Priority ticket handling at the $50 level*
    Donor ticket orders received before the Box Office opens in June are processed first, ensuring the best availability!
  • Regular email updates about Festival productions and events

$150 donors

All benefits above, plus:

  • Priority ticket handling at the $150 level*
  • Acknowledgement of your support in the Season Program
  • 20% discount on Festival apparel and merchandise
  • NEW – Invitations to Directing Studio productions throughout the summer

$300 donors

All benefits above, plus:

  • Priority ticket handling at the $300 level*
  • Advance access to tickets for Late-Night Cabarets
    Our popular Cabarets sell out every year. Donors at the $300 level and higher can reserve seats before they go on sale to the public!
  • Advance access to tickets for Fellowship Projects
    Be among the first to experience new works created by up-and-coming playwrights, directors, and members of the WTF Non-Equity Company.

 

WTF FRIENDS (with benefits!)

Be more than “just friends!”

Enjoy exclusive benefits, including access to a donors-only Box Office Hotline and pre-show Lounge, insider information from our literary department, and invitations to special events all summer long!

$600 donors

All WTF FRIENDS benefits, plus:

  • Priority ticket handling at the $600 level*
  • Access to a donors-only Box Office Hotline
  • Ticket exchange fees waived**
  • Show Notes from the WTF literary team, emailed to you before each Main and Nikos Stage production
  • NEW – Access to a donors-only Lounge to mingle with Festival artists before all Main and Nikos Stage productions
  • NEW – Acknowledgement of your support in the Main Stage lobby

Estimated goods & services value: $40

$1,000 donors

All benefits above, plus:

  • Priority ticket handling at the $1,000 level*
  • Copy of the WTF 60th anniversary book Many Stages: A Portrait of Williamstown Theatre Festival (for first time members)
  • NEW – Invitation for two to a special pre-season welcome reception in Williamstown, hosted by a WTF Trustee

Estimated goods & services value: $150

$1,500 donors

All benefits above, plus:

  • Priority ticket handling at the $1,500 level*
  • Reserved seating for all Directing Studio productions, including Fellowship Projects and Directing Assistant and Intern shows
  • NEW – Signed poster from our WTF production archive

Estimated goods & services value: $190

 

WTF LOVERS

Let’s take our relationship to the next level!

Enjoy the VIP experience at WTF, including Ticket Concierge service with access to the best seats in the theatre, complimentary beverages at shows and events, and an exclusive peek behind the curtain at WTF!

$2,500 donors

All WTF FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS!) …benefits, plus:

  • Guaranteed access to a pair of the best seats in the house for all Main and Nikos Stage productions**
  • Ticket Concierge service through the Development Office, with unlimited no-fee exchanges
  • Invitation for two to an exclusive WTF LOVERS cocktail reception and other special events with Festival leadership and artists throughout the season
  • NEW – Passes for two drinks from the lobby bar at each Main and Nikos Stage production

Estimated goods & services value: $320

$5,000 donors

All benefits above, plus:

  • NEW – Complimentary beverages at all Opening Night Parties
  • NEW – Invitation for two to observe a technical rehearsal of one Main Stage production

Estimated goods & services value: $400

 

WTF PARTNERS

Engage with the Festival at the highest level!

WTF PARTNERS receive all WTF LOVERS benefits, plus access to complimentary tickets for Festival shows and a window into the artistic process, including invitations to production-specific events, like first rehearsal meet-and- greets, technical rehearsal viewings, cast parties, Opening Nights, and more!

SEASON PARTNER – $25,000

Season Partners receive invitations to all production events, recognition in the programs and on posters for all Main and Nikos Stage shows, as well as access to a complimentary pair of House Seats for the Festival’s productions — Main and Nikos Stage shows, Cabarets, Fellowship Projects, and special performances — all summer long!
Estimated goods & services value: $3,060

MAIN STAGE PARTNER – $15,000

Main Stage Partners receive invitations to all production events for one Main Stage show, recognition in the programs and on posters for that show, as well as access to a complimentary pair of House Seats for all Main and Nikos Stage productions.
Estimated goods & services value: $1,410

NIKOS STAGE PARTNER – $10,000

Nikos Stage Partners receive invitations to all production events for one Nikos Stage show, recognition in the programs and on posters for that show, as well as access to a complimentary pair of House Seats for all Nikos Stage productions.
Estimated goods & services value: $1,000

All events and tickets are subject to availability. *All donor ticket orders receive priority handling if received by May 22, 2017. Orders are filled by descending donor level and amount. **48 hours notice required.

Find Us

’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
1000 Main Street | Williamstown, MA
Box Office 413.458.3253