Your generosity plays a leading role in our ability to transform the classical theater experience with spectacular, high-octane productions of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, raucous readings of rarely-produced plays, and vivid reimaginings of iconic works. 
With the help of supporters like you, we've shared our work with more than 200,000 people. We're investing in innovative artists, developing new plays inspired by the classics, and bringing Shakespeare to life for another generation. 
Your support is essential.


Donations from individuals like you directly support:

  • Off-Broadway Productions: Ticket sales account for less than 50% of the cost of our award-winning productions

  • New Play Commissions and the Short New Play Festival: Ensuring that today’s most exciting, diverse and vibrant voices have opportunities to build upon and innovate classic theater traditions.

  • Shakespeare in Schools: Introducing a 360-degree view of Shakespeare’s language and plays in NYC schools

  • Revelation Readings: Red Bull’s Obie Award-Winning series of staged readings of rarely-performed canonical texts


Tax-deductible gifts of all sizes make a big impact at Red Bull. 

Learn more about the Heroes Circle to join Red Bull's society of dedicated supporters who enjoy season-long discounts like VIP event invitations and complimentary premium tickets.


Supporters - up to $100

The knowledge that you are truly helping to make Red Bull Theater possible, and our sincerest gratitude. Receive early notification of special events, discounts & more! 

Friends - $100+

The above, PLUS acknowledgment in production  programs.

Partners - $250+

The above, PLUS VIP invitation to the Running of the Red Bulls


Patrons - $500+

All of the above, PLUS:

  • 2-week exclusive booking period for Off-Broadway Productions before tickets go on sale to the public

  • No fees on  Red Bull ticket purchases

  • Unlimited ticket exchanges up to 72 hours prior to a performance

  • Early Booking Access for all Revelation Readings

  • Acknowledgement on Red Bull’s website

HEROS CIRCLE - $1,000+

Join Red Bull's society of dedicated supporters who enjoy season-long discounts and exclusive perks like VIP event invitations and complimentary premium tickets. The Heroes Circle is at the center of Red Bull Theater’s ability to celebrate rediscovered, revitalized, and new works for the stage in the classical theater tradition. ​Help create something extraordinary.

Be a Hero today.​​


Donate today to support Red Bull and invest in the vitality of classical theater for a contemporary New York audience.

We’re dedicated to revitalizing the classics for today’s audiences, and while we treasure these classics, our approach is anything but precious


Your support is. 



Corporate Matching Contributions

Many corporations have employee matching programs that make your contribution go further. Ask your human resources or corporate contributions office about your company’s matching gift policy. Red Bull Theater has received matching gifts from AIG, Gap, GE Foundation, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, and others.


Gifts of Stock

Consider the advantages of a gift of stock—When you give appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year, you pay no capital gains tax on the gift and you may claim the current higher value of the stock as a charitable deduction. It’s easy to do, and we would be happy to assist and work with you or your broker.


Legacy Gift

Planned giving via Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities or Bequests: If you and your family should decide to bestow Red Bull Theater with a Legacy Gift, we would be honored to assist in arrangements with your lawyer.


Gifts in Memory or Honor

Supporting Red Bull Theater is a thoughtful way to honor a loved one. If you or someone you love has an upcoming milestone such as a birthday, anniversary, or other occasion and you would like contributions made to Red Bull Theater in lieu of gifts, we would be happy to arrange a special fund and acknowledgment for you.


Board Membership and Development Committee

Interested in getting involved further? Red Bull Theater seeks dynamic individuals to expand support and sustain the company through Board Membership or participation in the Development Committee. Both groups participate in the inner workings of Red Bull Theater in different ways. Want to know more? Feel free to contact Jim Bredeson.

Ticket sales account for only 40% of our income - Individual donations from people like you make all the difference!


RED BULL THEATER is a 501(c) (3) incorporated not-for-profit company. 

Donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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