Sponsor-a-Student Scholarship Fund

 

This scholarship fund provides the opportunity for children from Title I Schools to attend a live theatre performance at Matthews Playhouse. Your generous donation of only $8 will send one deserving student to come see a show. Multiply the number of students you wish to sponsor by $8 and enter that amount using the Donate button below.

Matthews Playhouse would like to thank the businesses that support us and make the shows, classes and camps possible.  We are humbled by your support and we pledge to you our continued goals of quality productions and quality drama, dance and music education.

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Restaurant Sponsors

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Non-Profit Partners

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Matthews Human Services Council
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Matthews Womens Club

We also thank the following community partners for their in-kind donations and financial support:

Aaron's Quality Signs

Paper & Inc Printing

Pediatric Dentistry of Matthews

Planet Ballroom

Tom Henderson Photography

Pizza Peel (Matthews)

Jet's Pizza (Matthews)

Mac's Speed Shop (Matthews)

Courtney-Ballard

Scholarship Fund

00000011On October 15, 2003, the Playhouse lost one of our most beloved players, Courtney Ballard. In 1995 Courtney was cast in Alice in Wonderland, the first play ever produced at Matthews Playhouse. She was 11 years old. She was one of the first in many things including being a summer camp intern, a member of the Kitchen Kabaret acting troupe and our traveling health play.

Since the Playhouse's inception, Courtney was involved in every production. She helped with auditions, worked in the box office, built sets, helped with costumes and props, and of course performed on stage. Summer camp would not have happened without Courtney in charge of Arts and Crafts. Courtney and her family are a big reason we are what we are today.

Courtney loved everyone and everyone loved Courtney, but mostly she loved children, especially those with special needs. Her dream was to become a special education teacher. It is most fitting that a scholarship fund be named in her memory so that children can experience the theatre as she did.

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Please remember this special girl by contributing to our scholarship fund. The money will allow young people to take a class they would not otherwise be able to afford.

You can donate online or by writing a check and designating it for the scholarship fund.

Checks can be mailed to:
Matthews Playhouse
100 McDowell Street East
Matthews NC 28105

If you prefer to use a credit card you can pay by using the button below:

Matthews Playhouse is grateful for your support.

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Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts invites you to help us continue our committment to providing quality programming for all ages.  By placing an ad in our show programs you will not only be supporting the performing arts, you will also reach thousands of potential customers and business contacts. Our patrons support the businesses that they know support the performing arts in their community, and your advertisement will be seen by many people throughout the year.

Click Here to Download our Playbill Advertising Rates & Information page

BECOME A CORPORATE SHOW SPONSOR

Corporate Sponsors typically sponsor a specific show in our season - we feature 5 Mainstage productions, in addition to smaller class productions performed by the students in our School of Theatre programs.  There are varying levels of sponsorship from $1,500 to $2,000. In addition to the sponsorship benefits for the specific show of your choice, there are benefits throughout the year, such as ad space in the playbill for an additional 4 shows.  Interested companies should visit the Corporate page for more details.

 

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Use the button below to Donate on-line

Or Click Here to Download Donation Form

WAYS TO GIVE

Matthews Playhouse is a community based non-profit theatre organization committed to enriching the lives of children and adults by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts.

There are many ways you can financially contribute to Matthews Playhouse. Your gift truly makes a difference providing the 'margin of excellence' in our programs. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, so your gift may qualify for a tax deduction.

Become A Donor

Donors give to the Playhouse on an annual basis, and there are different levels of giving from $50 to $2,500+.  All patrons are listed in our mainstage show playbills, and receive a special invitation to our patron events.  Additional benefits are given for higher tier levels of support, including complimentary tickets to a show of your choice.  Patrons may be individuals, families, groups, or companies.  Visit our Donor page for more details.

Become A Corporate Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors typically sponsor a specific show in our season - we feature 5 "main-stage" productions, in addition to smaller class productions performed by the students in our School of Theatre programs.  There are varying levels of sponsorship from $500 to $10,000. In addition to the sponsorship benefits for the specific show of your choice, there are benefits throughout the year, such as ad space in the playbill for an additional 4 shows.  Interested companies should visit the Corporate page for more details.

 

Donate to either of our Scholarship Funds
   

The Courtney Leigh Ballard Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund gives children the opportunity to participate in classes and summer camps at Matthews Playhouse. Twice a year, we award scholarships based on financial need.

 

The Sponsor-A-Student Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund provides the opportunity for children from Title I Schools to attend a live theatre performance at Matthews Playhouse. 

 

 

BECOME A DONOR

Donors give to the Playhouse on an annual basis, and there are different levels of giving from $50 to $2,500+.  All donors are listed in our Mainstage show playbills and receive a special invitation to our patron events.  Additional benefits are given for higher tier levels of support, including complimentary tickets to a show of your choice.  Donors may be individuals, families, groups, or companies.

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Use the button below to Donate on-line

Or Click Here to Download Donation Form

Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts owes much of it's success to the many volunteers that have painted, built, ushered, promoted, sewn, loaded in the set and struck the show when finished.

Thanks so much for your help!

Front of House

For weekend performances of our Mainstage and our School of Theatre productions, we need ushers, will-call, concessions and event sales volunteers.  These are the people that serve as the face of the theatre to welcome our audience members and to make sure that the lobby and house are ready.  Will-call volunteers hand our pre-purchased tickets to patrons upon arrival,  Ushers direct audience members to their seats, hand out programs and assist with any audience concerns during the performances.  Front of House volunteers also help with selling concessions during intermissions of Mainstage performances as well as selling Matthews Playhouse merchandise before and after shows and during intermissions.

For school shows during the weekdays, we need volunteers to facilitate the traffic of busses from area schools and to help children and teachers into the theater.  We also need ushers to seat children as quickly as possible and to help provide theatre information to school staff.

Scene Shop Help

We are always in need of help at the scene shop with building sets, painting scenery and gathering props for our productions. We also need assistance with loading in sets before every production goes up and striking the sets after we close. No experience is necessary, but if you have skills in art, painting, carpentry etc., this would be a great opportunity for you. The scene shop is open most days of the week, typically a month prior to a production.

Committee Volunteers

Matthews Playhouse needs volunteers for all of our committees, which help with various aspects of keeping the theatre running. We actively look to engage business professionals, parents,and members of our community to assist us in maintaining a "margin of excellence" in our programming.

Please contact our volunteer coordinator, with any questions mphsignups@gmail.com

Click here to learn more about our Committees

Click here to read Volunteer Policies & Guidelines

Complete and Submit our On-line Volunteer Application