As a nonprofit theater dedicated to illuminating the American experience, we rely on the generosity of donors to support our award-winning productions as well as our innovative educational and community engagement programs.  Ticket sales only cover 40% of our costs, making our supporters crucial to delivering great work to our stage. We can’t do it without you.

With longstanding ties to Sierra Madre and the greater San Gabriel Valley, we remain committed to engaging a diverse audience and inspiring the next generation of artists and theater lovers.

Ways to Donate

Donate directly to us here!

Make a general donation, or donate to a specific campaign!



Donate via PayPal

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Donate via Check

We accept checks! Mail a check of any amount payable to The Sierra Madre Playhouse:
The Sierra Madre Playhouse Attn: Donation
P.O. Box 123
Sierra Madre, CA 91025

Donation Campaigns

Light the Lights

Since 1924 our theater has been a place for generations of San Gabriel Valley residents to gather. To ensure that the Playhouse survives its closure due to the pandemic, we need your support now more than ever. If you have ever considered making a gift to the Playhouse, this is the moment. We have never needed you more.


Youth Education Programs

Give the gift of live theater to young people! Our innovative youth programs bring high-quality, live theater to schoolchildren, expand arts access for young people in traditionally underserved communities, illuminate career pathways for teens, promote community engagement, and inspire the industry’s future leaders.
Since 2014, our Theater for Young Audiences program has allowed nearly 10,000 students and teachers from 12 different school districts to experience high-quality, live theater, many of them for the very first time. Past productions include A Wrinkle in Time, Charlotte’s Web, and Einstein is a Dummy.
In 2021, we will bring the theater to the students with a touring production in partnership with Pasadena Unified School District as part of their Open Stage program. In collaboration with the Playhouse, district artists-in-residence and classroom teachers will integrate theater with the English Language Arts curriculum and Social Emotional Learning competencies through a sequence of classroom-based lessons and activities.
Our Teen Council program provides monthly opportunities for local students in grades 6-12 to meet up with other young theater lovers, participate in workshops with theater professionals, and attend our professional productions, all free of cost. It is our hope that participants will be inspired to continue participation in the arts throughout their lives. 

All in 4 Youth increases arts access for young people of color, disenfranchised youth, and those from low-income families by gifting blocks of tickets to community groups working with secondary students from underserved communities. Participating groups are hosted at a scheduled public performance by a teaching artist, who provides context for the production, answers questions, and generally welcomes the students to the Playhouse.

Help us inspire the next generation of theater lovers! Sponsor a seat for one student ($15), a carpool ($75), a class ($450) or a performance ($1500). Every gift counts and will bring the joy of live theater to more students!

To learn more about our education programs, click HERE.


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Other Ways to Support

Corporate Sponsorships and Planned Giving

For information about corporate sponsorships and planned giving opportunities, please contact Managing Director, Estelle Campbell at


SMP is enrolled in AmazonSmile! It's easy - just enroll in the AmazonSmile program and select “Sierra Madre Playhouse." Amazon will donate 0.5% of your total purchase price back to support SMP. Once a quarter SMP will receive a check with Amazon’s generous donation just because you shopped! Click here to support us on AmazonSmile or search the term “Sierra Madre Playhouse” (not “SMP”, “The Playhouse” or anything else). Do your shopping through the Amazon Smile site to ensure you are using the give-back program!

Ralphs Club

 This is an annual program, so please renew in September!
Through Ralphs' Community Contributions Program, you can help support the Sierra Madre Playhouse--just shop, swipe your Ralphs Club Card and earn! We'll receive 4% on all monthly purchases, per enrolled card, up to $500.00. This program does not affect your club card discounts.

1. Visit and sign-in or register for a Ralphs’ online account.
2. Click the My Account button and select Account Settings.
3. Scroll to Community Rewards and search for Sierra Madre Playhouse or enter our group number 83942
4. Select us under Organization Name.  Click Save!
And that’s all there is to it!


LA country arts commission Sierra Madre Community Foundation