Beloved Taproot Theatre in need of community support

by | Jun 1, 2024

Taproot Theatre, a fixture in our neighborhood for over 4 decades, needs your help. In order to balance the 2024 budget, Taproot must raise $1.95 million in grants, corporate sponsorships, and donations. This is an approximately $750,000 increase over previous years. the great news: they have raised more than 40% of that goal already! From the Taproot:

Theatres across the country are struggling right now, and Taproot is no different. We’re working hard to regain our 2019 income and attendance numbers. And we’re getting there. However, the 2024 cost of doing business continues to outpace Taproot’s ability to keep up. Simply put, it costs more than ever to fulfill our mission and produce all the programming Taproot’s community has come to value.

Let’s start with one example: payroll. Due to minimum and union wage increases and our understudy program (that has increased all cast sizes but kept our shows open for the last two seasons), Taproot’s annual payroll costs in 2024 will be over $750,000 more than they were in 2019.

You can read the press release in its entirety here.

How can you help?

  • You can simply donate here at any level.
  • You can set up an ongoing monthly donation at any level.
  • You can permanently name a seat in the Theater.
  • You can donate stock, IRA, and donor advised funds by contacting [email protected].
  • You can come to everyone’s favorite Taproot fundraiser, Uncorked, on November 1st.
  • You can spread the word to any and all theater and art-loving friends and family.


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