The mission of the Village Playhouse is simple – to provide a place for creativity and learning to our volunteers and the community we serve. Since our first production in 1978, we have been a place for those interested in theatre to come together and find new ways to express themselves. Our goal is to help our volunteers push the boundaries of what they thought was possible and to stimulate the community we serve with thought-provoking productions, both classic and new.
However, over the years, the costs of productions and the venues in which they are performed have increased substantially. That is why we need to ask for your help. Your contribution will allow us to continue to provide the high-quality productions you have come to enjoy.
For our company to stay operational, we rely on producing shows. Each of the six productions we mount each season must cover two months of our rent and general operating expenses. Without that income, we must rely on the generosity of our patrons to make up the difference.
For each month we are dark due to COVID-19, our goal is to raise $1200 to cover our rent and general expenses (such as our insurance). Even though we are not producing shows we are still using the space we rent at Inspiration Studios for storage and (socially distanced) meetings and rehearsals.
As an IRS 501 (c) (3) organization, all donations to the Village Playhouse are tax deductible. Just let us know and we can provide you with a donation receipt to give to your tax professional.
1500 South 73rd Street
West Allis, WI 53214
Thank you for your support!
Amazon Wish List
For those who prefer to purchase tangible items to donate to the theatre, we have an Amazon Wish List. This includes big ticket items like a new tablet for running credit card sales or a new vacuum and dehumidifier to keep the space clean, to smaller day to day items like gaffers tape and paint brushes.
Shop a lot on Amazon? Did you know that Amazon also runs a site called Amazon Smile? This site donates 0.5% of every purchase you make to the charity of your choice. Just go to smile.amazon.com and select the Village Playhouse as your charitable organization. Then shop like normal – It’s that simple!
All donors are listed on the Angels Page of our website and in our programs.