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Enrich. Entertain. Enlighten.


Your tax-deductible gift helps in so many ways: supporting our stage productions, maintaining our wonderful facility, and allowing us to offer our educational and training programs at affordable prices, including need-based scholarships. Your generosity makes what we do on stage and in the community possible!

To learn more about what the Hangar Theatre Company does for the community, read our annual report.

How can you make a gift today?


  • CREDIT CARD:  You can give online here or in person at the Hangar Theatre Box Office.
  • CHECK:  Please make checks payable to Hangar Theatre and mail to PO Box 205, Ithaca, NY 14851. If you’d like to designate your gift to a particular fund, please note the fund in the memo line.

The Hangar Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Have questions? Please email


2023 Annual Fund Campaign: Keep the Hangar Soaring High!


Join this incredible community in helping the Hangar Theatre to achieve a brighter and more sustainable future. We believe that access to the arts is an essential and urgent tool for strengthening community bonds, improving mental health, instigating important dialogues, and sparking joy. Now, more than ever, the Hangar Theatre needs our community’s support. Please be a part of this important effort to keep the Hangar soaring high.

How will my funds be used?


  • The Hangar Theatre’s Annual Fund helps to enhance the Hangar’s theatrical programs for children, both as patrons and participants, and to ensure the continued stability and sustainability of these unique offerings.
  • Our goal is for all young people in Tompkins County, regardless of economic means, to have access to excellent theatrical performances and the opportunity to engage in high quality arts education programs that allow them to express their most authentic and joyful selves through theatre, music, and movement.
  • Funds will specifically support the Hangar Theatre’s Next Generation School of Theatre, Project 4 Arts-in-the-Classroom residencies, and KIDDSTUFF Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) programming.

Learn more about this campaign and special tribute offerings HERE.


Lisa Bushlow Education Fund


  • Providing strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities. From Project 4: Artists in the Schools to our Lab Company, a donation to the Lisa Bushlow Education Fund helps support theatre arts education and professional training programs. Help us continue and grow our hallmark education and artist-training programs. Named in honor of longtime Executive Director and Hangar Theatre education advocate and pioneer, Lisa Bushlow.
  • Click here to learn more about the transformation of the Hangar Lab Company into the Hangar Lab Company Performance Fellowship program. The Lab has provided theatrical experiences and educational opportunities for hundreds of emerging artists since 1991, but up until 2022, this opportunity existed as a tuition-based program. Since then, this program has been reshaped into a compensated performance fellowship.


Pay-It-Forward Fund

Our pay-it-forward fund gives you the opportunity to pre-pay for the ticket of someone who would not otherwise have access to theatre. This fund allows the Hangar to provide free and low cost tickets for community partners and organizations. You can donate to this fund in any amount.


Ticket Donations


  • The Hangar Theatre Company offers ticket vouchers to area non-profits for fundraising and other community events.
  • In order for your organization to be considered for a donated item, you must comply with the following guidelines: Donation requests should be received two weeks prior to the event and submitted via the Hangar Ticket Donation Request Form. We can give only once to each organization within a calendar year. (Please note multiple events often benefit a single organization). Your organization’s fundraising event must benefit a non-profit organization. You must enter your organization’s valid tax exempt ID number on the form in order for your request to be considered.
  • Certificates valid for 2 tickets to any Mainstage or KIDDSTUFF production will be emailed.
  • Please fill out the Hangar Ticket Donation Form here.