Giving is one of the most significant demonstrations of commitment to the community that an individual can make. If you would like to have direct involvement in the cultural enrichment of our community theatre for generations to come, please consider giving.
Monetary Donations – We greatly appreciate donations toward the following pressing needs:
1) Season Production Costs: Producing live theatre costs money, and ticket sales alone don’t cover our productions. We depend on donations to survive. Please consider donating to help keep our theatre going and ticket prices affordable. Make checks out to Stage 1 Theatre and mail them to:
Stage 1 Theatre
P.O. Box 243
Newark, CA 94560
2) Specific Production Gifts: Each production has production costs and some have very special needs that require additional funds. For instance the Grease Lighting car in GREASE; the pumpkin carriage in CINDERELLA; or the period costumes for LES MISERABLES. Your donation will be used to make the productions be all they can be.
3) Scholarships: Stage 1 offers two scholarships to graduating seniors in the Newark, Fremont and Union City area. Seniors must have participated in at least one Stage 1 performance in any capacity to quality and write an application about how the arts have affected them. These scholarships will help to defray the continuing costs every college student faces.
Other ways to donate:
Company Matching: Many companies have matching donation programs for employees who make monetary or volunteer donations. Check out your company website to potentially double your donation to Stage 1!
Purchase a Season Pass: Consider being a yearlong supporter of Stage 1 by purchasing a Season Ticket. Also consider adding a donation to your purchase to help ensure we can continue to produce quality local theatre.
AmazonSmile: Amazon donates to Fremont Stage 1 when you shop @AmazonSmile.
Fine Arts and Eats Card: The Fremont “Dinner and a Show” Dining Card program is designed to provide much needed funds to our performing arts community. When you purchase this card and select Stage 1 Theatre as your Non-Profit choice, 80% of the cost is directly donated to us. The cards are just $25 and you’ll get savings at such restaurants as: Massimo’s & Papillon as well as many others. See complete list and to purchase your card go here.
STAGE 1 is a non-profit, public benefit corporation under the laws of the state of California, and is tax exempt under section 501(c) of the IRS code. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Stage 1, or if you would like more information, please send us an email.