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Which role do you want to play?

Donors are a very important part of the Playhouse family. Your generous contribution to our annual fund builds sets, purchases props, brings theatre to schools and community centers, and puts extraordinary artists on our stages.

Choose which program you want to support!
Support mainstage productions, new plays, education programs, multigenerational programs, diverse voices, artist training or collaborations, or let us decide for you! And, with our
Matching Gift Program, your company can double — or even triple — your donation.

Did you know?
Your support affects more than 187,000 people who attend Playhouse performances and programs each season. Your donation subsidizes the Playhouse's education and outreach programs that use the incredible power of the arts to impact more than 50,000 students across the region.

To make a gift you can:

  • donate online
  • contact our staff at 513-977-2021 to make a gift over the phone
  • give a gift of stock (contact us for more information)
  • or mail a check to:
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Attn: Development Department
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202

"Playhouse has always been a special place for my entire family. My mother took me to see The Fantasticks when I was a young girl, and I’ve been hooked ever since. My husband and I have been season subscribers for the past 34 years, and we feel as though Playhouse is simply a part of our lives. My mother supported the Playhouse, and I, too, want to support it for our entire community to enjoy."

Linda Greenberg
Member, Playhouse Board of Trustees
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Levels of Support

Stay informed and involved by taking advantage of our exciting Donor Benefits!


Join the Artistic Director's Circle!

Your gift of $5,000 or more brings you into an exclusive group of the Playhouse's most generous friends; throughout the year, members receive insider access to the behind-the-scenes world of the Playhouse and to the artists who create the magic on our stages.

USHER ($100 – $249)

  • Complimentary subscription to Prologue, the Playhouse’s official magazine
  • Special, donor-only updates throughout the year, including our Annual Report

STAGEHAND ($250 – $499)

All of the above, and

  • Acknowledgement and recognition in all donor listings
  • Two (2) complimentary drink coupons for Al’s Bar at the Playhouse

ACTOR ($500 – $999)

All of the above, and

  • Invitation to the Salute to the Season event
  • Exclusive access to the Donor Lounge
  • One (1) complimentary parking voucher for the 2023-24 season

LIGHTING DESIGNER ($1,000 - $2,499)

All of the above, and

  • Invitation to bring a friend to a special Backstage Tour of our new Mainstage Theater Complex
  • Invitation to the Season Announcement event

COSTUME DESIGNER ($2,500 - $4,999)

All of the above, and

  • VIP ticketing services
  • Invitation to one (1) Artistic Director’s Circle insider event during the season

SET DESIGNER ($5,000 - $7,499)

All of the above, and

  • Complimentary parking with your subscription

  • Invitation to two (2) Artistic Director’s Circle insider events during the season

STAGE MANAGER ($7,500 - $9,999)

All of the above, and

  • One (1) Al’s Bar FastPass, including two (2) drink tickets and a snack, for each 2023-24 mainstage production in our new Mainstage Theatre Complex

DIRECTOR ($10,000 - $19,999)

All of the above, and

  • Recognition as the Honorary Producer of a Rosenthal Shelterhouse production

PRODUCER ($20,000 - $29,999)

All of the above (except Director Level), and

  • Recognition as the Honorary Producer of a Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre production*

Unique Ways to Give

Have questions or prefer to give over the phone? Contact Director of Donor Relations Kendra Struthers at 513-977-2024. She can also be reached at


Start Monthly Giving

Easy. You will appreciate the convenience of a small, regular donation from your credit card.

Secure. We use secure, encrypted technology to always protect your financial information.

Impactful. Even small amounts have a big impact: $10/month adds up to $120/year!

Your card will be charged monthly for the pre-designated amount of your gift. You'll get a receipt with all of your contributions at the end of each calendar year for tax purposes, and we will contact you to renew your commitment for the following season.

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Make a Tribute or Memorial Gift

Honor or remember a loved one with the gift of theatre. Tribute or memorial gifts support both the extraordinary theatre on our stages and the education programs that touch more than 57,000 young lives each year. You can celebrate a person’s life and milestones in a unique way as you watch your gift come to life on our stages. We will send a greeting card to the honoree or a surviving family member notifying them of your donation, and you and your honoree will be acknowledged in our program.

Honor Someone

Join a Play Team

In 1992, we introduced the Play Team program, which was designed to give deeper insight into the theatre’s development of its own productions. Play Team members could peek behind the curtain for an exclusive look at the process of taking a story from the script to the stage.

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Under IRS guidelines, your contribution is tax-deductible less the fair market value of benefits received. Fair Market Values: Usher $0; Stagehand $6; Actor $78; Lighting Designer $138; Costume Designer $207; Set Designer $356; Stage Manager $544; Director $2,243; Producer $3,152.

Please note: The Playhouse is not able to offer benefits for gifts made through donor-advised funds, retirement accounts, or foundations.

Britian Seibert, Kate Goehring, Katya Stepanov and Lindsey Kyler in Pride and Prejudice. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

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