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Bespoke Giving opportunities are tailor-made for our donors’ deeply held passions and interests. When you designate a gift to a Bespoke Giving Fund, you support exactly what you care most about. Through this giving, YOU are changing lives, one story at a time, and we are grateful beyond words.


*on the secure on-line form, simply type in your desired Bespoke Fund in the designation field, or note on your mailed-in check.


Artists Fund: Donors to the Artists Fund ensure the recruitment and retention of the high quality, professional company you have come to know and love by offsetting $500,000 in salaries, travel, and housing costs for our company members. Your funds will go to support a specific artist or administrator at Northern Stage.

Education Fund: At Northern Stage, we inspire, nurture, and challenge generations of theater lovers. Education Fund donors offset $200,000 in annual education department costs. Programs supported by this fund include the Internship and Apprenticeship Programs (E-term, Boot Camp, Summer Interns), life-long learning series (Osher, Learning Lab), BridgeUP: Theater in the Schools (Shakespeare in the Schools, Musical Theater in the Schools), Boot Camp Mentorships, and need-based scholarships for our Youth Ensemble Studio, YES Jr., Summer Musical Theater Intensives, and Vacation Camps.

Access Fund donors ensure that Northern Stage is a theater for all. Dollars raised offset $75,000 in annual costs for low-cost ticketing programs and allow for new programs such as audio description or large print playbills. Programs supported by this fund include $19 Student Tickets, $20 Tuesdays, Access for All, the Library Partnership Program, and other new initiatives designed to promote accessibility and remove barriers to participation.

Opportunities & Challenges Fund: From the thrilling (Off-Broadway premiere!) to the necessary (a new table saw!), we spend up to $150,000 per year on things we need and opportunities that are too important to pass up. Supported programs include our annual New Works Now Festival, Thirsty Theater 10 Minute Plays, and producing an Off Broadway run of a Northern Stage premiere. Donations also cover tools and equipment purchases (computers, microphones, etc.), professional development opportunities (conference attendance, professional memberships, etc.), or to meet unexpected or arising challenges (flooding, fire, or other emergencies).

Benefits for Bespoke Giving

  • Gifts up to $499: You are included in a special Bespoke donor list in the current season’s playbill.

  • $500 – $4,999:  The above, and you receive invitations to Insider Events.

  • $5,000 – $9,999: The above, plus acknowledgement on the Bespoke web page.

  • $10,000 +: The above, plus additional recognition on the cast page of the playbill and on the web page of your supported program, plus invitations to special events.