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Support the Arden's Return to Live Theatre

Over the past year and a half, we have deeply missed welcoming you into our building to see a show and be moved by the power of live theatre. As we plan our return to the stage in January 2022, we are focused on creating a safe experience for our audiences, staff, artists, and students. And we look to you, our Arden family, for support in helping lay this crucial groundwork for our future.

To prepare for your return to the Arden, there are three areas to consider supporting:

Recast CreativelyHelp the Arden get back on stage! 
As we return to in-person performances, we are strengthening our commitment to Philadelphia artists and producing the world premiere production of an Arden-commissioned new play!

Reimagine Safely: Support health and safety measures for all! 
The comfort and security of our audiences, artists, and staff remain top priority for us as we look ahead – numerous new protocols will be put into place to keep us all safe (i.e., a new, state-of-the-art HVAC system, hand sanitizer stations, etc.)

Rebuild Strongly: Welcome back new and returning Arden staff members!  
Our existing staff are eager to return to the office full-time to prepare for our upcoming season, and we are hiring several new positions to give us the strongest footing to reopen.

While some things may look a little different when you return to the Arden in January, one thing will always remain the same – our devotion to telling great stories to you, our Arden family.

Please consider making a contribution of today to recast, reimagine, and rebuild the future of live theatre at the Arden.  

Yes! I want to support the return of live theatre.

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 Jonathan Edmondson, Development Manager, 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 Jonathan Edmondson, Development Manager, at