Your Gift Makes a Difference
Providing access to tickets and performances for schools, scholarships for students who want to further their skills and funding for talented and creative professionals that deliver educational stories of great moments in history and literature through musical theatre!
a love of the arts in children and the young at heart.
confident, kind children empowered to make a difference for others.
opportunities for theatre enrichment in schools where it is not available.
To give, select the area that most interests you
Real Impact from Your Gifts
“I just want to thank your organization for supporting the homeschool community and making your performances affordable and accessible to so many children, regardless of their families’ educational choices. My boys experienced Elf this afternoon. It was their first time in a theater and I was highly impressed with all involved. They had a great time and are already talking about and looking forward to future performances. Truly- the ability to provide them this experience without a financial burden means a lot to us.”
— Homeschool Parent attending Elf the Musical JR.
“I love to watch the children's eyes light up as they watch a live production. I think it is so important to expose children from every demographic to a variety of experiences.”
— TCT MainStage Patron
“The Children's Theatre is the highlight of students' school experiences. From the time that they find out that we are going to a production and beyond, the students are always asking about it. When do we go? What will we see? What is it about? I wonder if there will be lots of dancing and singing. How many children will be performing? They have lasting memories that stay with them far beyond their school days."
— Teacher attending TCT MainStage with students
“We are a full day Kindergarten Class for students needing enrichment. My students most likely would not be able to afford a trip to the theater. The children couldn't stop talking about their experiences. We followed up with their thoughts in their journal - What was your favorite part of the story with illustrations. We were able to pull in the Leader in Me 7 Habits and how they related to the main character’s feelings of not fitting in and wanting to be accepted. It was a wonderful, enriching program for my students. Thank you.”
— Teacher attending TCT MainStage with students
“I am the Executive Director of Theatre for Young Audiences USA. Through this role, I have been able to interact and collaborate with the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. I love children’s theatre because I believe that children are the most open and receptive audience that one can perform for, and theatre gives them a new lens to seeing the world.”
— Jonathan Shmidt Chapman, artist, producer, writer, curator, educator and executive director of Theatre for Young Audiences USA (TYA/USA)
“TCT was a huge part of my childhood and has also impacted who I am today. They taught me work ethic, creativity, imagination, and collaboration both in your roles and in your life. These lessons have crossed over into my adulthood.”
— Morgan Martin, TCT Performer
Giving Levels and Benefits
When you give to The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, you support children across our region. Each benefit is cumulative.
KNIGHTS (gifts of $100+)
Early registration for TCT Academy Classes and Summer Camp. Recognition in the Royal Supporters listed in the production program with gifts for the current fiscal year from June 1 to Sept. 1 (for Fall production), Nov. 1 (for Holiday production), Jan. 1 (for Winter production) and March 1 (for Spring production). Special TCT Crown sticker.
LORDS AND LADIES (gifts of $250+)
Invitation to the exclusive Behind the Curtain Events during the MainStage Tech Rehearsal for the October, December, and April productions at The Taft Theatre.
EARLS AND COUNTESSES (gifts of $500+)
Invitation to see Staff Run Previews of TCT on Tour productions at the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage at TCT’s Red Bank Road facility. Plus, a VIP Backstage Experience prior to the TCT MainStage Production each April at The Taft Theatre.
DUKES AND DUCHESSES (gifts of $1,000+)
A VIP Special Tour at TCT Red Bank with a visit to the TCT Costume Shop including a meet and greet with Roderick Justice, Artistic Director.
PRINCE AND PRINCESS (gifts of $2500+)
A small star with your name added to the Standing Ovation Wall in the Harold C. Schott Foundation Lobby of the TCT Red Bank Road facility. An invitation to the TCT MainStage Dress Parade for each production.
KINGS AND QUEENS (gifts of $5,000 - $9,999)
A medium-sized star with your name added to the Standing Ovation Wall in the Harold C. Schott Foundation Lobby of the TCT Red Bank facility. A special meal and conversation with Roderick Justice, Artistic Director.
CROWN JEWELS (gifts of $10,000 and above)
A large star with your name added to the Standing Ovation Wall in the Harold C. Schott Foundation Lobby of the TCT Red Bank facility. A special meal and conversation with Kim Kern, Managing Director & CEO.
What a Gift Can Do
Your Gifts in Action
The gift of belonging, of possibility, of leadership, of tomorrow is what happens when you are generous. And here is what it looks like…
Children are the future...and the now!With your gift of any amount to TCT, you have the power to change the world by bringing arts programming to local youth.
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Do You Need More Information?
Email TCT Development Director, Anne Venters with any questions.