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We WILL be back with your support TODAY.

On March 12, 2020, we gathered in the F. Otto Haas Stage for the first preview of A Streetcar Named Desire. There was an electric energy running through cast, crew, and audience members alike. It was the epitome of what makes live performances so special – that sense of connection between everyone, sharing the same story in the same space.

The next day, after just one performance, we took a pause. The COVID-19 pandemic closed our doors to the public, casting a shadow of uncertainty on what lay ahead.

Despite our doors being temporarily closed, staying connected remained our top priority. We streamed archival performances of productions like My General Tubman and A Year with Frog and Toad, fully compensating all artists for their work, while Arden Teaching Artists conducted free virtual lessons for students in over 70 partner classrooms. We have launched our Spring Digital Season, producing innovative new, digital content. All of this is made possible thanks to the extreme generosity of patrons like you.

And we continue looking forward to when we can gather together again in-person, sharing the electricity of live theatre. When you return to the Arden, A Streetcar Named Desire will be expecting you – the actors, the set, the lights, and the costumes all waiting to spring back into action.

Please consider helping us light the path back to the theatre by making a tax-deductible donation today. Your support ensures that, once it is safe to do so, the Arden will be back, ready to entertain, educate, and delight.

Yes! I want to light the way forward.

Other Ways to Give

By Mail or Phone
If you would prefer to mail your gift, please make your check payable to “Arden Theatre Company” and mail to 40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 ATTN: Development. You can also call the Box Office to donate at 215.922.1122.

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Please visit and choose “Arden Theatre Company” as your designated charity.

Stock Gifts
We accept gifts of appreciated stock, an option that gives you a tax write-off while saving you capital gains tax. For more information, please contact Ryann Carey at

Matching Gifts
Double or triple the value of your gift! Please contact your human resources or corporate giving department to learn about your employer’s matching gift policy.

Tax-free IRA Gifts
For those 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from IRA accounts. On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 into law, legislation that includes a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover.  A total of up to $100,000 can be transferred directly from IRAs to one or more qualified charities such as the Arden, free from federal income tax each year. Check with your IRA administrator or your tax adviser for more information on how to make such gifts.

United Way
To designate your United Way workplace program gifts to the Arden, please use our Donor Choice Number: 14198. 

Planned Giving
Make the Arden part of your will or estate plans, and leave a legacy. For information on the Legacy Society contact Ryann Carey, Associate Director of Development, at