Support the Kitchen

Thank you to the many individuals, businesses, foundations, and government grants who support KTC--you make possible the bold, intimate, and engaging work done at the Kitchen. Subscriptions and tickets sales cover just a fraction of what it takes to make great theatre. The rest is made possible thanks to your generosity and support. Thank you for making KTC a place that inspires audiences, builds community, and opens the door for important conversations.

Annual Fund

Your support of the Kitchen’s Annual Fund provides essential support for the theatre’s yearly operating budget, for our four performance series, community outreach projects, salaries for our terrific staff, and other things like heat, electricity, and royalties and costumes. Gifts to our Annual Fund can be made at any point in the season, including right now!

With questions about giving to the Kitchen Theatre Company, please contact us at

Ways to Give

Monthly Installment Plan

Consider making a recurring donation to the Kitchen Theatre Company now!

How it works

  • Commit to an automatic credit card donation paid in monthly installments, in the amount you choose. Your first installment will be charged upon receipt. Your Sustainer contributions continue uninterrupted as long as you wish. You may contact us at any time to make a change.

  • After your initial payment, your credit card will be automatically charged monthly.

  • For tax purposes, you’ll receive an acknowledgment after your first payment, and you will be sent a tax statement each year.

Become a Sustainer today and your gift will ensure innovative theatre and arts education for your community for generations to come!

Bequests and Gift Planning

Kitchen Theatre Company welcomes donations in the form of planned gifts—that is, the designation of the KTC as a beneficiary in wills, retirement plans, IRA accounts, life insurance, and trusts. These gifts boost the advancement of the theatre through development of endowment and/or by providing current use funds that help us to meet ongoing expenses.

Gifts of Stock

Share your success in the market with the Kitchen Theatre Company. Gifts of appreciated securities (whether individual stocks or mutual fund shares) can help you avoid capital gains tax while also providing a charitable deduction. We have secure and easy methods for you to transfer stock, proceeds of stock sales, or mutual fund shares to the Kitchen through our qualified broker.

Looking to help support the Kitchen Theatre but not sure where to start? Consider donating needed supplies from our  Amazon Wishlist!

Thanks for your support of the Kitchen, and for helping to sustain a vibrant arts community in Tompkins County.