The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is a self-supporting organization that depends upon private, corporate, foundation and public funding to operate. Tulane University provides office and limited performance space, but the Festival’s programming budget is made up of 40% earned revenue and 60% grants and donations. Given the economic conditions affecting New Orleans and south Louisiana, the Festival needs new individual, business and corporate funding partners who will help to ensure that this unique cultural resource is not lost. Your gift will be used to pay for artistic and/or educational programming. You can give an unrestricted donation or designate that your gift be used for either artistic or educational programming.
Donors may make tax deductible gifts of any size, but may wish to consider these options:
Become a Patron:
$25,000 and up
$600 – $999
$350 – $599
Lords and Ladies
up to $249
(from 2-6 season tickets are provided for gifts of $250+)
Patrons also receive listing in our Season Program. Season tickets may be used for any performance, including opening nights.
Help us produce the plays
- $10,000 will pay for the set and costume materials for one of the plays.
- $5000 will pay for the design of the set and costumes for one of the plays.
- $2500 will pay an actor for the summer season.
- $1000 will pay for props for one of the plays
Help us reach middle and high school students
One of the gifts noted above can be given for use in producing the annual Production for the Schools which reaches 3000-5000 students each January.
Buy out a performance for your business
For $3250, fill the audience with your customers, associates and friends. The Festival will provide complimentary wine and cheese for a post-performance reception with the actors.
All Things Shakespeare Student Training Program
Donations may be designated to the All Things Shakespeare student training program to help support the program and provide free tuition to local high school students each year to attend the All Things Shakespeare summer training program.
For further information about opportunities to support the Festival, contact Clare Moncrief, Managing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (504) 314-7752