25 Reasons, 25 Years
Ticket sales cover just 60% of the production expenses and operating costs at STC. It is only because of Member gifts that we are able to bridge the gap and help ensure the future of classical theatre in America.
Whatever your reason, please help us cover the gap by becoming a Shakespeare Star, joining the Artistic Circle or including the theatre in your estate plans through the Society of 1616.
Join the Company! When you join the Shakespeare Stars or Artistic Circle, you enjoy exclusive Member-only benefits such as advance notice of special 25th anniversary events like Classic Conversations with Patrick Stewart, Kevin Kline and James Earl Jones, a subscription to Stages magazine, Member discounts at our gift shops and area restaurants through our Bard Card, invitations to special insider events such as Meet the Cast, Member-only tech rehearsals, opening nights, access to our Patrons Lounge at Sidney Harman Hall and much, much more, depending on your Member level.
#2 Visionary Leadership
"The incomparable Michael Kahn."
25-year donor and subscriber
#5 The Performances
"STC is a font of joy and drama and sharing and education in our community!"
Camp Shakespeare parent
#12 Arts Education
#4 Our Volunteers
"The number of people who want to support this company is overwhelming."
STC Training Programs Manager
#6 Young Audiences
"We can reach city kids in a way that can't happen in their everyday home or school environment."
Trustee and donor
#8 Our Company of Actors
"Being a member is a godsend. You look into the eyes of someone you know and half the work is done."
Ted van Griethuysen,
STC Affiliated Artist
#18 Free For All
"From the start the goal was to make Shakespeare accessible to everybody."
STC Artistic Director