Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Support

Ways to Give

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis relies on contributions from individuals, businesses, and institutions to support our award-winning work on stage In the Park, our extensive arts-education programs In the Schools, and our community-based story-telling experiments In the Streets — all of which expand participation in the arts and arts education throughout the St. Louis region. You can choose from a variety of ways to give, and access a variety of benefits in return.

Become a Member / Give

No other group contributes to our success as much as our generous individual donors. In appreciation and recognition of your support we offer a variety of benefits for our Members. MORE

The Tempest Ball

Individuals and corporate partners alike attend our ANNUAL GALA where on April 5, 2014, you can join us to Rule or Romp in celebration of our presentation of Henry IV and Henry V – our main stage production in Forest Park this season. MORE

Recurring Gifts

Monthly giving is a convenient and efficient way to provide support to the Festival’s year round programming. You can commit to a regular donation automatically deducted from your credit or debit card. MORE

Matching Gifts

Did you know that many companies will double or even triple your gift to Shakespeare Festival St. Louis by matching your contribution dollar for dollar or more? With your employer’s help, you can double the impact of your support and, in many cases, upgrade your membership to a higher level. Companies will often match the gifts of retirees as well. MORE

Stock Gifts

The gift of an appreciated asset, often common stock or mutual fund shares, is a valuable way to make a contribution to a charitable organization. Your contribution will help ensure the high quality of our productions on stage in addition to potential tax savings. MORE


In addition to promoting visibility and brand awareness, corporate and institutional sponsorship is an excellent way to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to supporting the arts, education, and community involvement. In addition to our Main Stage production in Forest Park, our programs In the Schools and In the Streets, provide opportunities for engagement with our audiences. MORE

Gift Shop

Another way to support Shakespeare St. Louis is to make a purchase one of our logo items, show-specific merchandise, or specialty Shakespeare items from our MORE

Become a Friend of SFSTL

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has a wide variety of Volunteer opportunities to fit any time commitment, talent, or interest. Volunteering with the Festival is a fun, social, and rewarding way to support one of St. Louis’ leading arts organizations with your most precious gift: your time. MORE


Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has long been committed to accessibility: free professional performances, programing for a wide range of ages, audiences and actors with diverse backgrounds. Since 2001, the Festival has offered interpreters for the hearing impaired, reaching on average 500 individuals over the course of four nights. This year, interpreters will be on site for Henry IV on May 28 & June 4 and Henry V on May 29 & June 5. Visit to help us make this years mainstage production even more accessible. MORE


To discuss the many ways you can give to Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, please contact Institutional Giving and Sponsorship Manager Britt Compton at 314.531.9800 ext. 106 or