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Support Us!

Help us bring the artistic and real-life benefits of theatre education to our community!

General Donation

Your contribution will play a pivotal role in helping us bring the artistic and real-life benefits of theatre education to our community through a wide variety of classes, programs, and performances. 
We’ve strived to make sure our programs remain accessible to all, especially underserved communities. In 2023, The Theatre Lab provided more than $165,000 in need-based aid for our summer acting camps and musical theatre institutes. This year, we will reach more than 800 vulnerable youth and adults through our award-winning free Life Stories drama programs.


You can personalize your gift and encourage others to give to The Theatre Lab when you can choose to sponsor a program or event. If you’d like to create a lasting legacy through planned giving, we can discuss how you can name The Theatre Lab in your estate plan, create an endowment in your name, or make a stock gift. Please contact Terah Herman-Saldaña, our Development/Outreach Manager, at 202-824-0449 or today to learn more about these opportunities.

You can also donate to The Theatre Lab through the Catalogue for Philanthropy.

Creative Impact Fund

In celebration of our 30th anniversary in 2022, The Theatre Lab launched The Creative Impact Fund with the goal of raising $100,000 for future strategic initiatives. We invite you to invest in our vision for the future of theatre education in Washington, DC and in the impact of transformative theatre education experiences for all.

Discover More and Donate to the Creative Impact Fund

Learn More & Donate To The Creative Impact Fund

Theatre Lab Scholarships

At The Theatre Lab, we are deeply committed to cultivating an inclusive environment where the transformative power of high-quality theatre education is accessible to everyone.
We understand that many families in our area grapple with financial challenges which can make it difficult to access quality arts programming. Your support not only empowers individuals but also strengthens our ability to serve our community. 
Discover More and Contribute to Theatre Lab Scholarship Funds

Learn More & Donate To Theatre Lab Scholarship Funds

The Theatre Lab Life Stories Programs

Under the careful guidance of Theatre Lab instructors, individuals from historically under-resourced communities create and perform original dramatic works based on lived experience.. This creative process not only yields artistic results but also brings about profound, positive changes in the lives of participants. Through this transformative experience, participants often discover a newfound sense of self-esteem and heightened awareness of their creative capabilities. They become a part of an artistic ensemble, alleviating feelings of isolation and fostering a sense of belonging. The participants gain emotional fulfillment as they navigate their past experiences, offering a creative outlet for personal growth and self-discovery. At Theatre Lab, we believe in the extraordinary power of storytelling to transform lives, and we invite you to be a part of this heartwarming journey.

Discover More and Contribute to the Life Stories Programs

Want to become a Theatre Lab Life Stories partner? If you think your institution might make a good Life Stories partner, contact Theatre Lab co-director Deb Gottesman at

Learn More & Donate To The Theatre Lab Life Stories Programs

Become A Theatre Lab Member!

Get discounts on Theatre Lab classes and theatre performances around D.C., and much more!

Learn More About Becoming A Member

Federal Employees

Are you a federal employee? If so, consider donating to The Theatre Lab through the Combined Federal Campaign. Contact your Human Resources office for more information. Our CFC number is 81216.

Corporate Gifts

Can your employer offer a matching gift or make a charitable contribution through a corporate foundation? To find out, contact your Human Resources or Benefits Manager. An easy way to increase your gift!

Cabaret Benefit & Silent Auction

Support our education and outreach programs and enjoy a fabulous night of entertainment and delicious food on November 5!
To learn more about the event, sponsorship opportunities, and tickets, please visit our Cabaret Benefit page.

Planned Giving

If you’re interested in leaving an enduring legacy through planned giving, we welcome a conversation about how you can etch your name into The Theatre Lab’s history. Consider the possibility of naming The Theatre Lab in your estate plan, creating an endowment that bears your legacy, or making a stock gift. Please contact Terah Herman-Saldaña, Development Manager, ( to learn more about these opportunities.

Do You Have More Questions About Donations?

If you have questions about individual, corporate, or foundation support of The Theatre Lab? Contact Terah Herman-Saldaña, Development Manager, at 202-824-0449 or email

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