• 100% Of your donations directly fund our operation and performances
  • 70,000+ students watch performances by Kentucky Shakespeare each year
  • 120+ public performances are held by Kentucky Shakespeare annually
  • 58 Seasons of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park

Individual Donors

Your contribution to YOUR Kentucky Shakespeare is tax-deductible. We accept and encourage monthly giving – just like public radio, set an amount and never worry about it again, unless you want to change something.

Donors at levels $50 and up will be recognized in our summer playbills and all donors recognized on the website, unless specified anonymous.

On Paypal in the “Donor Notes” field, please let us know how you would like to be listed in playbills and online donor list.

Prefer to donate by check? Please make checks payable to: Kentucky Shakespeare, 323 W. Broadway Suite 401, Louisville, KY  40202

Donor Levels

  • Squire
    $1 – $49 One Time Donation / $1-$4 Monthly Sustainer
    Inclusion in online donor list
  • Knight
    $50 – $149 One Time Donation / $5-$12 Monthly Sustainer
    +Inclusion in summer playbills
  • Earl
    $150 – $499 One Time Donation / $13-$41 Monthly Sustainer
    +Voucher for exclusive donor seat cushion
  • Duchess
    $500 – $1,563 One Time Donation / $42-$130 Monthly Sustainer
    +Invitation to season opening reception
  • Stratford Society
    $1,564 – $4,999 One Time Donation / $131-$146 Monthly Sustainer
    +Stratford Membership Benefits
  • Stratford Society Nobility
    $5,000 – $9,999 One Time Donation / $417-$833 Monthly Sustainer
    +Sponsor a Character
  • Stratford Society Royalty
    $10,000 and above One Time Donation / $833+ Monthly Sustainer
    +Sponsor a Director

Sponsor a Bench

Kentucky Shakespeare replaced the traditional park benches of more than 25 years last season and now we are looking to finish the seating transformation of the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater. Kentucky Shakespeare is looking to add 75 more benches and to do so, we’ll need your help. Sponsoring a new 6’ or 8’ bench is the perfect way to thank a teacher, honor a loved one, or memorialize a friend. Benches purchased will be installed for the 2019 summer season.

We have 30 benches remaining.
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Stratford Society

The Stratford Society is open to supporters who donate a gift of at least $1,564, in  honor of the year Shakespeare was born. Stratford Society members serve as key community ambassadors for Kentucky Shakespeare. As a member, you will enjoy exclusive rehearsal previews, premieres, receptions, special events and opportunities for exclusive theatre and theatre-themed travel.

For more information or to join the Stratford Society, please call Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace at 502.574.9900 or email matt@kyshakespeare.com.

Thank you to our Stratford Society Members.

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Give the Gift of KY Shakespeare

Looking for gifts for those hard to buy for relatives and friends? Gift certificates are available for any of our workshops, classes and camps. Contact us for more info.

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