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Support Us!

In this time of COVID-19, your donation means more than ever. It helps us bring the artistic and real-life benefits of theatre education to our community!

Your donation will help us bring the artistic and real-life benefits of theatre education to our community through a wide variety of classes, programs, and performances, offered both in-person and online, and will also help to keep our staff and faculty of professional theatre artists employed. In an effort to make more classes financially accessible to students during the pandemic, we are offering more financial aid than ever before. We’ve worked hard to make sure our programs and scholarship funds can safely meet the overwhelming need of the low-income families we serve through our programs, providing more than $125,000 in need-based aid for our summer acting camps and musical theatre institutes in 2021 and serving more than 580 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

Learn More & Donate To The Creative Impact Fund

Theatre Lab Scholarships

The Theatre Lab offers financial aid to ensure that the benefits of high-quality theatre education are accessible to all. Many DC area families are facing financial hardships and need help providing their children with an inspiring and educational summer. To ensure we can continue to support our community and give generous scholarships, every dollar you donate to Send a Kid to Camp goes directly to a child. Adults who cannot afford tuition for our classes can apply for need-based assistance, as well as work-study.

Learn More & Donate To Theatre Lab Scholarship Funds

The Theatre Lab Life Stories Programs

Under the careful guidance of Theatre Lab instructors, people young and old transform their personal narratives into film or theatre. The benefits of this process are often life-changing: increased self-esteem and awareness of creative potential, reduced sense of isolation as a result of being part of an artistic ensemble, improved verbal communication skills, and the emotional satisfaction gained from sorting through past experiences.

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 in November 2022.

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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