Give the Gift of Theatre for Another 50 Years

In 1973, OpenStage Theatre & Company sprang up as a grassroots organization dedicated to exceptional live theatre that captivates the heart and mind. Over the past 50 years and over 350 productions, OpenStage Theatre has grown into a cornerstone of cultural development in Northern Colorado while remaining true to its origin. The magic of OpenStage Theatre is the people; the artists and the audience coming together for a transformative experience.

To ensure the quality of our artistic product and reach new heights, we have established the OpenStage Theatre & Company Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado to help facilitate another 50 years of high-quality productions including the best the world of theater has to offer; comedies, classics, musicals, and cutting-edge dramas. This requires a long-term vision and commitment. An endowed fund will invest gifts and return a sustainable distribution of the funds annually to support OpenStage Theatre’s operations, enhancing and accelerating our vision to be a successful regional arts producer that consistently delivers magical and transformative experiences to Fort Collins and Northern Colorado audiences in perpetuity.

You can play a part. There are a variety of ways to give that provide you with maximum tax and financial benefits. They include:

Your Gift to OpenStage Makes a Difference

OpenStage is an economic engine for local business.

A night at the theatre is an evening out. Dressing up, a babysitter, a lovely dinner out, and, just maybe, drinks after. Every theatre ticket drives an additional $24.60-$49.20 in spending in our local economy.

OpenStage invests in tomorrow.

Theatre is a dynamic and powerful instrument for young people to develop a personal sense of self. It fuels an understanding of their relationship and responsibility to our larger community.

OpenStage is vital to our cultural landscape.

Fort Collins is an amazing place to live, and a robust cultural landscape is essential to maintain a sustainable thriving community. Theatre not only celebrates community character but also reinforces and enhances our collective sense of place.

OpenStage creates community.

Theatre uses story to create meaning in the dynamic world around us. We go to the theatre because it helps us understand ourselves: the emotions, thoughts, fears, dreams and choices that create our lives. Theatre is a playground for empathy, opening a window into the lives of others.

Want to donate online? Donate through the Colorado Gives website and select' Endowment Fund' in the drop-down under Donate.

Want to donate via check? Send a check made out to OpenStage at PO Box 617, Fort Collins, CO 80522, and add 'Endowment' in the memo.