At Matthews Playhouse, the talent and passion of our community is amplified both by the educational programming that we provide for children and teens AND through the hands on, collaborative theatrical process that distinguishes our Mainstage season each year. Twenty-five years of stories told on stage, twenty-five years of community involvement, AND twenty-five years where individuals and families alike have come together to share experiences that entertain, inspire and encourage bonds of friendship and community.
When you make a donation to Matthews Playhouse, you create opportunities to touch people in appreciable ways because your donation helps bring stories to life… Stories that are seen, heard, felt, and experienced with performances that can bring tears to your eyes, with music that can make your heart soar and with costumes, lighting, and sets that can transport you to other times and places! It is ALL available at Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts.
Our Town, 2014
Photo Courtesy of Evan Kinsley
Support Matthews Playhouse!
Members are eligible for benefits specific to their annual gift amount to our general operating fund. Click the "become a member" button to learn more.
Click the "donate" button to make a one-time or recurring donation to any one of our three funds. More information on these funds is listed below:
The General Fund
We rely on the kindness of our supporters to help ensure a margin of excellence in all of our programming. Our income on classes, camps, and shows is not enough to ensure that quality arts programming remains available and affordable to the greater Matthews area.
Become A Member!
Members pledge to give annually to Matthews Playhouse's general fund. Each gift level, starting at only $50 comes with benefits that our members can enjoy throughout the year. You can feel good that you are making a difference for the arts in our community, while also enjoying some exclusive perks!
Our Scholarship Funds
The Courtney Leigh Ballard Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund gives children the opportunity to participate in classes and summer camps at Matthews Playhouse. Twice a year, we award scholarships based on financial need. We pride ourselves on never having to turn away a child from camps or classes due to an inability to pay.
The Sponsor-A-Student Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund provides the opportunity for children from Title I Schools to attend a live theatre performance at Matthews Playhouse with their class or grade level. This has had a huge impact over the past decade in providing meaningful arts experiences to children in our surrounding school systems.
If you prefer, you are always welcome to mail a check or money order rather than donating online.
Please indicate what fund you would like to donate to, and provide us with a return address so we can send you a donation tax letter.
MAIL TO: Matthews Playhouse • 100 E McDowell St • Matthews, NC 28105