Why Donate?

Why consider a donation to Playhouse on Park? Watch the video below!

Your tax-deductible contribution will ensure that all of our productions and educational programs continue to thrive for years to come! Make your gift today…


Playhouse on Park is managed under the direction of Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. All donations made to any of the following funds are 100% tax deductible. Checks can be mailed to Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 or you can donate online by clicking here.

General Fund for Playhouse on Park
Tickets sales only cover 50% of what it takes to run a theatre. The remainder needs to be raised through individual donations, foundation grants, sponsorship and fundraising events. Please consider a donation to our unrestricted general fund and support live theatre and arts education. Please make checks payable to Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc.

The Playhouse on Park Wish List

The Playhouse keeps a perpetual wish list of items that are used and/or needed, but not always a top priority. Some patrons enjoy giving us gifts from our Wish List as they know where their money is going and how it will be used. Operating needs often keep us from purchasing things we would like to have… someday. Patrons find it fun to give us something we need but can’t really afford right now. Please view our wish list here. If you are an Amazon customer, we have created a smaller list on that site you can view here.

On Sunday, February 18, 2024, we will celebrate Co-Founders Tracy Flater and Darlene Zoller’s 123rd Birthday. Admittance will be an item from the Wish List. Watch the website for more information.

The Angie Ponist Memorial Fund
Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. has established The Angie Ponist Memorial Fund at the request of her family. The fund was established at the time of her passing, June 17, 2012. Family and friends have been encouraged to donate to this fund in lieu of flowers. This is a restricted fund. All monies donated to this fund are to be used strictly toward underwriting the costs affiliated with stop/time dance theater, Playhouse on Park's Dance Company in residence. Angie was the mother of co-founder and co-artistic director Darlene Zoller. Please make checks payable to The Angie Ponist Memorial Fund or use this online donation form.

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How It Works

Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc Endowment Fund at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Established by board members Gaetano Albani and Richard Rubenstein, the Playhouse Theatre Group Endowment Fund provides a long-term source of funding for the theater and supports its activities for generations to come.  Donations should be made payable to: The Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc Endowment Fund at HFPG and mailed to:  The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 10 Columbus Blvd, 8th Floor, Hartford, CT 06106. You can donate online via hartford.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list   For more information or to learn how do donate in other ways (bequests, stock, property, etc) call 860-548-1888 or email giving@hfpg.org.   We are incredibly grateful to the following donors for their support of the PTG, Inc Endowment Fund includes:
Mr. and Mrs. Attilio A. Albani
Gaetano Albani & Jayne Dean
Lorey Cavaugh
Richard & Lea Rubenstein


Donate in Honor or Memory of Someone
Whenever you make a Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc donation in someone else's name, they'll receive a card from us with details of the goodness done in their name.

Include Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc / Playhouse on Park in your will or estate plan
Our gift planner would be pleased to talk to you or your attorney about the best way to do so. It can be as simple as adding the following line to your will: "I bequeath to Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. (the residue of my estate), or (a specific sum), or (specified items), or (specified percentage of my estate)."

The Summer internship program is sponsored in part by a generous challenge grant from the Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Trust.  If you make a donation to support the Summer Internship Program, the Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Trust will match it dollar for dollar.  Contact Tracy Flater, Executive Director to learn more.

It's February, and that means it's time for our SHOW YOUR LOVE campaign. Donate $5 or more and have your name added to our wall.

Playhouse Theatre Group is not only a gem of a professional theatre producing five Main Stage and two Theatre for Young Audiences shows, it is also home to the Playhouse Theatre Academy and its many programs for children, youth and schools; Playwrights on Park, an annual new works program; the Summer Internship Professional Theatre Training program; the Connecticut Shakespeare Festival, and stop/time dance theatre, which makes us the nation’s only professional theatre with a resident dance company.    

If we’ve learned anything in recent times it’s that no one knows what the future holds.  But one thing we know for sure is that we are here today—and will be tomorrow—because of the gifts we receive from our loyal and generous friends.  Thank you!