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2021 Donor Benefits

Advance access to purchase tickets to the 2021 Live Season in Williamstown will be made available to eligible donors who give prior to May 1. Tickets go on sale to the public in mid-June, but donors who contribute $150, $300, $600, or more, in support of the Festival, will have access to a priority purchasing period, depending on their level of support.

Ticket availability will be extremely limited and a donation does not guarantee access to tickets. During the donor advance sales period, donor households will be limited to 2 tickets per production. Additional details will be available on this webpage at a later date.

Click here or call (413) 458-3200 x110 to donate.


Few institutions have as profound an impact on the American theatrical landscape as the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival. For over six decades, Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought emerging and professional theatre 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.

For 66 years, artists have been drawn to Williamstown Theatre Festival to make great theatre 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 theatre artists who have worked at the Festival. Many others, including Chris Pine, Kate Hudson, Paul Giamatti, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, George C. Wolfe, and Kiefer Sutherland, began their careers at the Festival.

In addition, Williamstown Theatre Festival continues to grow new programs. Among the thriving new initiatives are COMMUNITY WORKS—a one-of-a-kind community-engaged theatre program—and the Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program, through which new work is created year-round by theatre artists including Jocelyn Bioh, Nathan Alan Davis, Halley Feiffer, Justin Levine, Matthew Lopez, Jiehae Park, Benjamin Scheuer, and many others. Productions and artists shaped at the Festival fill theatres in New York City and around the world. In the abbreviated 2019-20 theatrical season alone, Williamstown Theatre Festival was represented or scheduled to be represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally by The Sound Inside and Grand Horizons, both of which received Tony Award nominations for Best Play, The Rose Tattoo, Seared, Selling Kabul, Unknown Soldier, Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, and Lempicka. Cost of Living, which was developed and premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival, was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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.

Make a donation to support WTF today, or scroll to learn about other ways to support Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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 Josh Martinez-Nelson, Director of Development & Communications, by calling 212.395.9090 x108 or emailing josh@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 Josh Martinez-Nelson, Director of Development & Communications, by calling 212.395.9090 x108 or emailing josh@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 Josh Martinez-Nelson, Director of Development & Communications, by calling 212.395.9090 x108 or emailing josh@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.

Photo by Joseph O’Malley

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 Josh Martinez-Nelson, Director of Development & Communications, by calling 212.395.9090 x108 or emailing josh@wtfestival.org.

All inquiries are completely confidential.

Meet Our Team

Josh Martinez-Nelson
Director of Development & Communications
josh@wtfestival.org
212.395.9090 x108

Brea Clemons
Development Coordinator
brea@wtfestival.org
212.395.9090 x110

The 2019 summer team: Kara Hogan (Development Associate – Administration), Henrietta Key (Development Associate – Special Events), Claire Shea (Development Assistant), and Brynn Gauthier (Development & Special Events Intern)

Find Us

By Phone: 413.458.3200
By Email: wtfinfo@wtfestival.org
By Snail Mail: PO Box 517
Williamstown, MA 01267