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For seven decades, the Tony Award-recognized Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought emerging and professional theater artists together in the Berkshires to create a thrilling summer festival of diverse, world premiere plays and musicals, bold new revivals, and a rich array of accompanying cultural events.

Artists are drawn to Williamstown Theatre Festival to make great theater in an environment conducive to artistic risk-taking. Matthew Broderick, Audra McDonald, Dominique Morisseau, Mary-Louise Parker, Susan Stroman, Uma Thurman, and Blair Underwood are just a few of the luminous theater artists who have worked at the Festival. Many others, including Chris Pine, Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Allison Janney, Sterling K. Brown, Brie Larson, George C. Wolfe, Ty Burrell, and Charlie Day, began their careers at the Festival.

Productions and artists shaped at the Festival fill theaters in New York City and around the world. Recently, Williamstown Theatre Festival was represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally by The Sound Inside, Grand Horizons, The Rose Tattoo, The Visit, Fool for Love, The Elephant Man, Seared, Selling Kabul, Unknown Soldier, the 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost of Living, and Lempicka, which just made its Broadway debut in March 2024.

All of this is possible thanks to the steadfast support of Williamstown Theatre Festival’s donors, whose contributions account for more than half of the Festival’s annual budget. Consider making a donation here, or scroll to learn about other ways to support Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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Donor Benefits

Ticket sales cover only a fraction of what it costs to produce the Festival each year. As we return to full productions and lay the groundwork for a more ambitious and expansive future for the organization, the generosity of our donors will make the Festival possible today and enable the future of tomorrow.

Donors enjoy an array of benefits, including advanced access to tickets, invitations to special behind-the-scenes events, and so much more.

Donors who contribute $70 or more can join one of the following benefits programs:

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WTF Friends (with Benefits!)

$70

  • Acknowledgement in the Festival program
  • 10% off tickets to The Plastic Bag Store, presented by MASS MoCA in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival

$250

  • Advance access to purchase tickets for all 2024 Season performances*
    Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public on May 9!
  • 20% discount at the WTF Gift Shop

$500

All benefits above, plus:

  • Invitations to Summer Salons: Mix and mingle with Festival artists at this exclusive summer series hosted by WTF Interim Artistic Director Jenny Gersten and Managing Director, Strategy & Transformation, Raphael Picciarelli!
  • Access to a donors-only Ticket Hotline for reservations
  • Ticket exchange fees waived

Estimated goods & services value: $75

$1,000

All benefits above, plus:

  • Priority access to purchase tickets for all 2024 Season performances*
    Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public on May 9!
  • Access to the Festival’s exclusive Donor Lounge, “Bar Devo”
    Enjoy pre-show drinks with Festival artists and staff in our donor lounge before each performance.
  • Invitation to a festive summer cocktail party
  • Advance access to developmental workshops*
    Be among the first to experience developmental works by Festival artists-in-residence.

Estimated goods & services: $125

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WTF Lovers

$2,500

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

  • First access to purchase tickets for all 2024 Season performances*
    Be the first to purchase tickets this summer!
  • VIP ticket concierge service through the Development Office, with access to great seats and unlimited no-fee exchanges**
  • Invitation to a celebratory private event at Mezze with Jenny Gersten, Raphael Picciarelli, and an intimate group of Festival supporters

Estimated goods & services value: $205

$5,000

All benefits above, plus:

  • Sponsor the Fridays@3 Developmental Reading Series, with acknowledgment in the program
  • Prominent recognition of your support in the theater lobby
  • Access to industry House Seats for shows in NYC and at regional theaters**

Estimated goods & services value: $205

$10,000

All benefits above, plus:

  • Sponsor the WTF Cabaret Series, with acknowledgment in the program
  • Invitation to a Season Dinner with Festival artists and leadership, as well as an intimate group of major supporters

Estimated goods & services value: $315

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WTF Partners

WTF PARTNERS underwrite portions of the Festival season with gifts of $25,000 or more and enjoy curated insight into the creative process with special access to Festival leadership and artists.

CenterStage Partners ($25,000)
Underwrite one of the CenterStage Productions.

WTF IS NEXT Weekend Partners ($50,000)
Underwrite WTF IS NEXT: The Prototype Weekend.

Season Partners ($100,000)
Underwrite the entire 2024 Season.

Estimated goods & services value: $630

In recognition of their incredible support, PARTNERS receive all of the benefits of WTF LOVERS, as well as acknowledgment in show programs, invitations to behind-the-scenes production events, and an invitation to a fall dinner in the Berkshires.

All events and tickets are subject to availability.
*Eligible donors will be notified by email in early May when the advance access period begins. Ticket orders will be limited to four tickets per production.
**Limit of four tickets per production; subject to availability. At least four business days’ notice is required.

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Other Ways to Give

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Major Gifts

Play a Leading Role

Individual donors can play a leading role by underwriting a Festival artist, program, production, or a whole season!

For more information about Major Gifts, please contact Jason Gray, Interim Director of Development, by calling (212) 395-9090 x108 or emailing jason@wtfestival.org.

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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 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 Jason Gray, Interim Director of Development, by calling (212) 395-9090 x108 or emailing jason@wtfestival.org.

All inquiries are completely confidential.

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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:

  • Production Sponsorships
  • COMMUNITY WORKS Underwriting
  • Special Events

For more information about Corporate Giving, please contact Jason Gray, Interim Director of Development, by calling (212) 395-9090 x108 or emailing jason@wtfestival.org.

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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.

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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 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 Jason Gray, Interim Director of Development, by calling (212) 395-9090 x108 or emailing jason@wtfestival.org.

All inquiries are completely confidential.

Meet Our Team


Jason Gray
Interim Director of Development



Find Us

By Phone: (413) 458-3200
By Email: wtfinfo@wtfestival.org
By Snail Mail: PO Box 517
Williamstown, MA 01267