Individual Giving

The expression on a child's face as they watch the curtain rise on a Children's Theatre Company production is simply magical. Because of our donors' generosity, we are able to give that gift over and over again to thousands of families each season.

Thank you for being our partner in making theater experiences accessible to all children and families. We couldn't do it without YOU.

DONATE ONLINE Click here to make a secure, tax-deductible donation now

DONATE BY MAIL Click here to access a printable form to mail in a donation

It is our goal to provide you with the best donor experience. For general questions regarding your donor benefits, please contact us at [email protected]

  • Community Circle
  • Luminary Circle
  • Stock Gifts
  • Matching Gifts

Community Circle donors are those who make annual contributions of $100 to $1,999. Donors receive insider access and invitations to behind-the-scenes experiences.

For more information about Community Circle benefits, please contact Senior Manager of Individual Giving, Sarah Marrs.

Community Circle Donor Benefits

Friend: $100-$249

  • Opportunity to purchase advanced single tickets for upcoming season before the general public
  • Invitation to technical rehearsals
  • Invitation to annual Season Announcement Reception


Advocate: $250 - $499 
All benefits listed above, plus:

  • 15% discount on single tickets and Theatre Arts Training classes
  • Invitation to our popular Show-N-Tell 


Leader: $500 - $999
All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Recognition in CTC playbills
  • Early access to Theatre Arts Training Summer Camps
  • Unlimited no-fee ticket exchanges
  • Invitation to lunch with Acting Company


Headliner: $1,000 - $1,999
All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Recognition on CTC’s donor wall in Target Lobby
  • Invitations to CTC’s Opening Night Dinners
  • Invitations to Sneak Peek events
  • Private backstage tour


Donor benefits expire twelve months from the day of the donation, and are subject to change. Contributions to Children’s Theatre Company, a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

Luminary Circle donors are those making annual gifts of $2,000 and above. Donors receive a wide variety of benefits tailored to their interests.

For questions about Luminary Circle benefits, please contact Senior Manager of Individual Giving, Sarah Marrs.

Luminary Circle Donor Benefits

Artist: $2,000 - $4,999
All Community Circle donor benefits, plus:

  • VIP ticket concierge service
  • Invitation for two to attend one Opening Night Dinner as our guest
  • Invitation for two to attend a CTC performance as our guest*
  • Invitation to the annual Luminary Circle Recognition Dinner


Patron: $5,000 - $9,999
All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Opportunity watch a performance from backstage or from the sound booth
  • Invitation to Season Preview event with Artistic Director, Peter C. Brosius, where you'll learn about the inspiration for the upcoming season


Director: $10,000 - $24,999
All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Six complimentary tickets gifted to the charity of your choice
  • Opportunity to host a private cocktail hour before a show**


Leadership Giving Circle: $25,000+
All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Custom benefits package to reflect your interest


* Not redeemable for holiday show, or VIP seating sections. Subject to availability.
**Donor is responsible for food and beverage, furniture, and maintenance costs. Subject to availability. 

Donor benefits expire twelve months from the day of the donation, and are subject to change. Contributions to Children’s Theatre Company, a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

CTC is pleased to accept donations of stock. For assistance with a transaction, please contact Katie Nelsen by email or by phone at 612.872.5106

Double the impact of your donation with a matching gift

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs, where they match employees’ and retirees’ charitable contributions to eligible nonprofit organizations. You might work for such a company! Matching gifts are an easy way to double the impact of your gift. Better yet, they count toward your donor level, which could enhance your donor benefits. Search for your employer here to see if your gift to CTC is eligible for a corporate match. If you don’t see your company, contact your Human Resources Department. If you have any other questions, contact us at [email protected]. Thank you for supporting CTC!

Send completed matching gift paperwork to:
Children’s Theatre Company
Attn: Development Department
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Children’s Theatre Company (“CTC”) is committed to providing a safe online experience. We collect no personally identifying information, unless you choose to provide us with that information. This statement of Privacy applies to the CTC website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CTC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

If you visit our site to browse, read, watch videos or download, we automatically collect and store only the following information about you:
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