HELP SAVE CIVIC THEATRE

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We want to get straight to the point: Evansville Civic Theatre is in trouble. After 95 years serving our community, The Civic is in danger of closing its doors permanently.

Since 1925, The Civic has been YOUR community theatre. It’s where you’ve come to laugh; to cry. To be mystified; to be entertained. It’s where you’ve come to escape. It’s where students came to see The Crucible and Lord of the Flies after they read the books; it’s where community leaders and professional entertainers got their first lessons being in front of an audience … and it’s where adults and kids alike learned to sing, dance, or just found a place to belong.

Evansville Civic Theatre has been all of those things and more to our community for the last 95 years, and we want to be here for another 95.

As an organization, we are doing everything we can to stay open to bring you the experiences you have come to love and enjoy. We are sharing local performers with our Talent Tuesday series, we are continuing to hold fundraisers, and we’re finding new and exciting ways to safely bring you performances during the pandemic. But it’s not enough, and that’s why we’re asking for your help.

HOW WE BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY

The Evansville Civic Theatre has always been an active member of the Evansville, Mt. Vernon, and Newburgh communities. Our Board members volunteer at events and festivals like the Salute The Troops Charity Concert, benefitting troops and veterans, and the Jazz and Wine Fest. Our Nextwave Educational Program is a classic series which corresponds with EVSC curriculum and hosts hundreds of students every year. We hold workshops, have internships, and provide mentors for involved youth. 

The Civic partners with organizations like Gilda’s Club, the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville, the Art’s Council of Southwestern Indiana, and Newburgh’s Preservation Hall to raise money and awareness of local causes. Our performers bring you the Haunted Historic Evansville ghost walk tours in conjunction with Haynie’s Corner Arts District and Old Evansville Historic Association.  Currently, online, we give locals an opportunity to perform and promote arts in the community with the Talent Tuesday series and we promote physical wellness with our annual Off Broadway 5k.

HOW YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS CAN HELP SAVE CIVIC THEATRE

  • Purchase a ticket to one of our upcoming productions

  • Participate in one of our fundraisers

  • Set us as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile

  • See if your business does donation matches

  • Share or love our posts on Facebook

  • Volunteer your time or skills

  • Make a donation!

Producer: $2,500 and up

  • 4 Complimentary tickets to performances (online or live) to a show of your choice

  • Social media advertising with your business promotional materials

  • Placement of your business promotional materials on our website

  • Live acknowledgement on social media by our Managing Artistic Director Kevin Roach

  • Written acknowledgement in weekly Thank You posts on our social media

  • Your name (or business name) on our campaign donor list on our website


Director: $1,000 - $2,499

  • 2 Complimentary tickets to performances (online or live) to a show of your choice

  • Social media advertising with your business promotional materials

  • Live acknowledgement on social media by our Managing Artistic Director Kevin Roach

  • Written acknowledgement in weekly Thank You posts on our social media

  • Your name (or business name) on our campaign donor list on our website


Tech Crew: $500 - $999

  • 2 Complimentary tickets to performances (online or live) to a show of your choice

  • Live acknowledgement on social media by our Managing Artistic Director Kevin Roach

  • Written acknowledgement in weekly Thank You posts on our social media

  • Your name (or business name) on our campaign donor list on our website

Box Office: $250 - $499

  • Live acknowledgement on social media by our Managing Artistic Director Kevin Roach

  • Written acknowledgement in weekly Thank You posts on our social media

  • Your name (or business name) on our campaign donor list on our website

 

Patron: $1 - $249

  • Written acknowledgement in weekly Thank You posts on our social media

  • Your name (or business name) on our campaign donor list on our website

Your generous donation to our "Save Civic Theatre" campaign will help us to keep our historic theatre operating during these unprecedented times.  First and foremost, our priority is to cover our operational expenses.  These include: mortgage payments, utilities, payroll, and securing the rights to the productions we bring to you.  Our historic theatre company is a beloved part of our community, and so is our historic building. 

 

If are able to raise enough to exceed our operating costs, we would then be able to move forward with our goals to improve our property, allowing us to continue providing live entertainment for years to come.  These improvements include paving our parking lot, installing a new HVAC system, and a new marquee.

Every part of our effort is necessary to bring our patrons, and our community, the quality live entertainment at our beloved Civic Theatre for another 95 years.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to help Save Civic Theatre!