Ways to Give

Thank you for supporting professional live theatre at SLO REP. We could not do what we do without you!

8 great ways to support SLO REP:

  1. Donate – Your contribution to our Annual Fund supports vibrant, exciting, professional live theatre on our stage and our standards-based Academy of Theatre educational program at our Empleo Street Headquarters. Ticket sales and tuition cover only 60% of our costs – your donation makes the difference!
  2. Contribute to our Capital Campaign for A New Stage in the Cultural Arts District of downtown SLO!  To find out more about how you can play a part in building the future of live theatre on the Central Coast, please click HERE.
  3. Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA Tax-Free to SLO REP. If you are 72 or older, a donation to SLO REP can count as your required minimum distribution from your IRA, and save you money on taxes!  (You can read more about QCDs and RMDs HERE.)
  4. Leave a Legacy – Help ensure the future of local theatre by including SLO REP in your will or estate plans. If you’ve already made plans for a legacy gift, please let us know! We want to celebrate your foresight now! Contact Patty Thayer at [email protected] for more information.
  5. Host an Actor or Director in your Home – If you’ve got a spare room or guest house, and would consider sharing your space, please contact Suzy Newman at [email protected] to find out how you can become one of our guest artist hosts.
  6. Sponsor a Show! Our sponsors are the cornerstone of each and every season here at SLO REP. Their early, generous support helps to fund our productions before they even begin rehearsals — from royalties, to actor contracts, to sets, costumes and more! To find out more about becoming a SLO REP Sponsor for future productions, please contact Development Director Patty Thayer at [email protected] or call (805) 781-3889, ext. 15.
  7. Volunteer – We need our generous volunteers more than ever. For more information about how to join our corps of volunteers, please click HERE.
  8. Like and Share – Help us increase our visibility on social media channels like FacebookInstagram, and YouTube by liking, sharing, writing a review, sharing a photo and more!

For more information about Sponsorships, Legacy Gifts, Advertising or to make an individual gift by phone, please contact Patty Thayer at (805) 781-3889, ext. 15 or email [email protected]

To read SLO REP’s Gift Acceptance Policy, please click HERE. 

Donor Reception & Season Preview Brunch

Major Donors to SLO REP ($1,000+) will receive an invitation to our annual donor reception and season preview held on March 17, 2024. Honored guests will enjoy a delightful reception along with a sneak preview of the upcoming season!

Donor Reception Sponsored by
Joan G. Sargen

For more information, please contact:

Patty Thayer
Development & Capital Campaign Director
[email protected]
(805) 781–3889 x15

We believe in the Donor Bill of Rights.