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Great Stories, Told Beautifully

At the Arden, we believe that great stories have power. From re-envisioned classics, to award winning musicals, to bold world premieres, we celebrate the power of stories to inspire, facilitate understanding, and bring us together. Together with our award-winning actors, designers, and artisans─ many of whom call the Arden home─ we strive to tell these stories beautifully, from music that captivates to sets and costumes that take your breath away.

But the most vital part of our story is you─ and we need your continued partnership now more than ever.

Whether you became a part of the Arden 30 seasons ago or 30 days ago, you play a critical role in helping tell stories beautifully. You have laughed with us, cried with us, and felt the magic of sitting in a room together and hearing a truly great story.

Without you, our stages are dark.  Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today and help to shine a spotlight on great art in Philadelphia!

Each year, only 60% of our costs–for things like supporting the work of Philadelphia artists, commissioning the next great new play, educating students, investing increased resources in our artists and productions, even keeping the lights on–are covered by ticket sales. For the rest, we rely on the generosity of individuals like you.

Your gift today will help the Arden to:

  • Present high quality productions to over 100,000 audience members annually, including re-envisioned classics, audacious musical theatre, world premieres, and contemporary plays that celebrate and challenge Philadelphia’s theatre artists.
  • Create imaginative and engaging pieces of theatre for children through Arden Children’s Theatre.
  • Distribute 6,000 free tickets to young people in our community through Arden for All.
  • Offer tuition-based and scholarship drama classes and camps for over 2,500 students annually ranging from pre-K through 12th grade.
  • Train future theatre leaders through the Arden Professional Apprentice Program.
  • And so much more!

Together, we shine a spotlight on the story.

Other Ways to Give

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

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.

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 Paige Martini at 215.922.8900 x146 or pmartini@ardentheatre.org.

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.  There may also be state income tax savings.  Amounts given in this way count toward required IRA minimum withdrawal amounts for the year of the gift. Check with your IRA administrator or your tax adviser for more information on how to make such gifts.

The United Way
To designate your United Way workplace program gifts to the Arden, please use our Donor Choice Number: 14198. Contributions made through the United Way support our work with children.

Planned Giving
Make the Arden part of your will or estate plans, and leave a legacy! For information on the Legacy Society contact Paige Martini at 215.922.8900 x146 or pmartini@ardentheatre.org.

A copy of the official registration and financial information of Arden Theatre Company may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

For More Information
Please contact Paige Martini at 215.922.8900 x146 or pmartini@ardentheatre.org.