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Support the Arden's Return to Live Theatre

Thanks to you, we are now back to doing what we love- sharing great stories by great storytellers. As we continue welcoming back Philadelphia audiences and artists, we look to you, our Arden Family, to support safe, innovative and engaging live theatre on our stages.

After closing our production of A Streetcar Named Desire, we now move to our Arcadia stage for the World Premiere of Backing Track by R. Eric Thomas. Praised by Lin-Manuel Miranda as “one of the funniest writers,” Thomas has written a brilliantly funny and heartwarming play that contemplates what it means to start over again. We are thrilled to start over creating plays from scratch with a talented team of Philadelphia Artists. None of this is possible without the continued commitment of supporters like you.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to help us tell reimagined classics and new plays on our stage, reach deserving students in underserved classrooms, and welcome back our community to 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