Dear Friends of Civic Theatre,

There is a starring role YOU can play to enrich the cultural life of our community this holiday season. When you contribute an end-of-the-year gift to Civic Theatre, you help to support locally-produced, first-class theatre, the finest arthouse films, and provide exceptional year-round performing arts instruction for children.

Civic Theatre is one of the area’s flagship arts organizations, serving as both a vital cultural resource and an important economic engine for Allentown’s West End Theatre District and the Lehigh Valley for almost 90 years.  How does our community benefit from your generosity?

  • Over 13,000 patrons attended one of our 5 mainstage productions last season with several of our 46 performances being record-breakers for attendance!
  • Over 20,000 patrons attended one of the 124 films at Civic’s Theatre514 or the historic 19Th Street Theatre.
  • Over 8,000 young people first experienced live theatre through one of our many vibrant educational programs: Civic Theatre School, Reading with The Cat in the Hat & Friends Civic’s arts and literacy outreach program, and student matinees of A Christmas Carol.

Despite the tremendous success of our arts-infused programs, ticket sales and other earnings only cover 63% of the cost of producing our artistic programming.  Civic Theatre relies on the generosity of our patrons to help ensure our vitally important work remains affordable and accessible to every segment of our community.

Your generosity will help provide thousands of children with the opportunity to experience the joy of artistic expression while building their self-esteem.  Your special end-of-year gift will help bring our community together to share in the exhilaration of the performing arts as well as provide a memorable Allentown experience.  Your tax-deductible donation to Civic Theatre this holiday season will make a difference to our community now and well into the future.


Maria DeFebo-Edwards                         Shirley Kline                                             William Sanders    Board President                                        Managing Director                                   Artistic Director

Civic Theatre of Allentown is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  The official registration and financial information of Civic Theatre of Allentown may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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