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Bring Great Stories to Life

Your generous and faithful partnership makes another season of ambitious storytelling possible! When you give a gift, you bring great stories to life! From sweeping musicals such as Ragtime and Once on this Island, to world premieres such as My General Tubman and works by such master playwrights as August Wilson, Tenessee Williams and Paula Vogel.

Since our very beginning, the Arden’s goal has been to be a theatre that you can point to with pride: a company that is an artistic home for many of Philadelphia’s great performers, sends Teaching Artists into the neediest classrooms, and is a vital part of the cultural life of this vibrant region. You help make all this possible.

As a nonprofit theatre, we strive to ensure the arts are accessible to all by keeping ticket prices as low as possible. Ticket revenue only covers 60% of our costs which is why partners like you are such a vital part of the story. 

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!

Yes! I want to bring great stories to life.

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.

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 Rosalyn Forbes at 215.922.8900 x149 or rforbes@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 Rosalyn Forbes at 215.922.8900 x149 or rforbes@ardentheatre.org.