Donate to TNS!

The Next Stage Theatre Company needs you…..


Did you know that The Next Stage Theatre is funded entirely through box office receipts and individual donations?  It's true!  TNS receives no support from local government, foundations, or big institutions.

Did you know that ticket sales cover only half of the $7,000 or so it costs to mount our simplest show?

In 2018, we adopted a new motto...

Good theatre, done small.

No glitz. Just guts.

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If that's the kind of theatre that speaks to you, we ask that you support us in two ways: add to our box office receipts by seeing our productions, and make a contribution when you can.

In 2019, we continued to adapt...

We've added directors. Added actors.  Found new rehearsal spaces. 

While maintaining the great quality that audiences know and love...


High-quality, stripped-down productions, of the kind you’d see Off-Broadway, in a small wrap-around space.

Readings. Acting classes. 

Even so, the cost of presenting them rose dramatically in 2018. 

Those rises are permanent, so we need your ongoing willingness to help us keep up.

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What can you do? Help us continue to bring you lively, inventive work, up close: 

  1. Introduce friends. 

  2. Consider contributing now. 


Your gift will be tax-deductible, because we are a 501(c)3 non-profit. 


We’ll acknowledge your gift in our programs, and we can save the best seats for you. Just let us know you’re coming at , 48 hours ahead. 


Thank you!


Mary Skees/ Producing Artistic Director and co-founder

Credit cards accepted at our donation site.  Checks made out to "The Next Stage Theatre" may be sent to P.O. Box 11111, State College, PA 16805.