Your gifts support local arts and civic organizations, educational programs, and nationally touring artists who perform at the Diana Wortham Theatre. This year, keep the magic alive by supporting our end-of-year Be an Arts Warrior campaign . For additional information about the different ways to give and support, visit our Giving & Support menu.
In July, Diana Wortham Theatre experienced an unanticipated and significant public funding shortfall to its operating budget. This challenge strengthened our resolve, and our team of “Arts Warriors” are more determined than ever. The theatre took immediate action by implementing a Building Operations Fee of $1.50 on each ticket purchased. Many of you spoke up, making calls to public officials and increasing your membership level. The board of directors and the development team continue to strategize to close the remaining gap and plan for a sound financial future.
The funding cut represents an estimated $80,000 budget shortfall in the current budget year, and funding is not guaranteed moving forward. Our operating budget supports staff, building and theatre operations, and programming expenses. Additional staff is needed to develop, support and sustain new programming and services for the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts.
Will you stand with us? Your support plays a key role in our success and is critical as we join together to secure and grow the future of this beloved organization.
Please consider Diana Wortham Theatre as you plan your end-of-year giving.
Your tax-deductible gift supports the Diana Wortham Theatre, its many programs, and the 40+ local non-profit arts and civic organizations that call DWT their performance home.
The future holds infinite promise and we thank you for joining the ranks of Arts Warriors keeping the arts alive and accessible in our beautiful corner of the world.