#GivingTuesday: 125 Theaters & Theater Charities To Support

Giving Tuesday logo 2018On this seventh annual #GivingTuesday (created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation), consider donating to your favorite New York area theaters, theater companies, and/or theater service and education organizations.

Below, an alphabetical list of more than 100 theaters and theater companies, with links to their home page or donate page,. But first a shorter list of charities. I’ve put an asterisk next to those organizations that Charity Navigator has given its highest ratings (for accountability, transparency, financial health and results.)

Theater Service/Education Organizations

*The Actors Fund For Everyone in Entertainment

*Alliance of Resident Theaters/New York

The Arthur Miller Foundation – bringing quality theater and film education to New York City public school students

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Dramatists Guild Foundation

Educational Theatre Foundation

The Lilly Awards – developing and celebrating women artists

*New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center

Rosie’s Theater Kids

Sing for Your Seniors performing for seniors at hospitals and care facilities

Story Pirates turning kids’ original stories into wild sketch comedy musicals

*Theatre Communications Group, NY , NY-based national organization of American theaters, publishers of dramatic literature and American Theatre Magazine

New York Theaters

(If any worthies are missing, please provide the name and link in the Comments sections)

Abingdon Theatre Company

Abrons Arts Center

Access Theater

Adjusted Realists

AENY – Spanish Artists in New York

All For One Theater

Americana Absurdum

Aquila Theatre Company

Ars Nova

Art for Progress

Astoria Performing Arts Center

Athena Theatre Company



Keen Company


Lesser America

*Lincoln Center Theater

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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