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!

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

Theater for Young Audiences

Give the Gift of Live Theater to School Children! Each winter/spring approximately 2,000 students from school districts around Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley experience the joy of live theater through our Theater for Young Audiences program. Charlotte's Web, scheduled to begin performances on March 30, 2020 at Sierra Madre Playhouse, has been canceled. The financial impact to the production because of the recent passage of Assmebly Bill 5 (AB-5) by California forced the cancellation. See the full statement by the Playhouse President, David Gordon, and the company's Artistic Director, Christian Lebano, here.

By offering deeply discounted tickets to public schools, SMP offers opportunities for schoolchildren to experience a children’s play or musical on stage, followed by conversations with the cast and director, and robust educational programming led by an experienced theater educator. Past productions include A Wrinkle in Time, Charlotte’s Web, Einstein is a Dummy and Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Our Theater for Young Audiences program extends and amplifies classroom learning --- and for many local students, this is the first play they’ve ever seen. Since 2014, Sierra Madre Playhouse has welcomed nearly 4,500 students from 10 school districts around the region to more than 50 special weekday matinees.

Participating students learn about the process and teamwork involved in telling a story on stage, and each teacher is provided with a study guide for reading the book with their students. Lessons are standards-based and engage students in multiple subjects, from Language Arts to STEAM.

Help us inspire the next generation of theater lovers and sponsor one or more students, or even a whole class! Help up keep the TYA program going strong by sponsoring a 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!
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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! Tips: 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!


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