Support HTF

Your Support Matters

Like so many arts programs in America, the Heritage Theatre Festival relies on the generous support of our community to sustain our programming. Ticket revenue only accounts for about half of our operational budget so rest assured that your contribution will go a long way in helping us bring the very best in theatrical productions to Charlottesville.

Your support is essential to our success. Whether as a long-time season subscriber, donor, or corporate sponsor, we are truly grateful for all you make possible. Click the links below to learn more about the many ways you can have a leading role as a supporter of Heritage!

Donate Now

There are many ways to support the Heritage Theatre Festival, including:

Click here to make a secure, online donation to Heritage through the University of Virginia College Foundation website.

Mail a Check
Please make checks payable to:
UVA – Heritage Theatre Festival

And send to:
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 37963
Boone, Iowa 50037

Call University Advancement Services at 434-924-7018

Stock or Securities
Call The College Foundation at 434-924-7213 to learn more about making a gift of stock or securities.

Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support. Donors receive credit for their employers’ matching gifts. The impact of corporate matching support can be enormous. Learn more online.

Planned Gifts
Planned gifts include life-income opportunities, estate gifts, and other financial planning arrangements that can be beneficial to the donor and to the University. Learn more online at U.Va.’s Gift Planning Website.

For more information on how you can support the Heritage Theatre Festival, please contact Heritage staff at

Individual Giving

Thank you for considering a gift to the Heritage Theatre Festival! Your support makes a significant difference in sustaining Heritage’s legacy as the premiere producer of classic and contemporary theatre in Central Virginia. We thank our generous contributors with the following special access opportunities and gift recognition levels:

Angel ($10,000+)
Named Presenter of a select HTF production

Star ($5,000-$9,999)
Complimentary use of the theater lobby for an event**

Producer ($2,500-$4,999)
Private dinner with members of the HTF cast and crew**

Director ($1,000-$2,499)
Backstage tour with members of the HTF cast and crew**

Playwright ($500-$999)
Invitation to view a rehearsal**

Patron ($250-$499)

Player ($100-$249)

Friend (<$100)

**Date and time to be determined mutually by donor and HTF staff. Dependent on availability.

Gifts of $2,500 or more are also recognized as University of Virginia Rotunda Society Members

Corporate Sponsorship

Each summer, Heritage Theatre Festival welcomes over 14,000 attendances by local community members and visiting guests. By sponsoring a specific Heritage production, or the entire season, your business directly aligns with an important local arts program known for its long tradition of excellence and community enrichment. Our sponsors also enjoy an array of unique and experiential benefits, including exclusive access to sneak peak performances, behind-the-scenes tours with company members, and, for our Presenting Sponsors, complimentary use of our beautiful lobby for a private event. We are also happy to work directly with your business to custom tailor a sponsorship package particular to the needs of your business while mutually enhancing both of our organizations. So contact us today and take advantage of all the benefits of sponsorship that Heritage has to offer!

For more information on Heritage’s sponsorship opportunities, please contact Heritage staff at


Placing an ad in our playbill is not only an effective way for you to reach potential customers, but it is also a way to support this vital arts organization that has been part of this community for 45 years. We distribute a single, full-season playbill to each patron at every performance of every show during our six weeks of performances. Each playbill ad reaches a large audience of local arts patrons; ads in the playbill reach over 10,000 patrons and community members throughout the season.

Please consider supporting the Heritage Theatre Festival through advertising. Ad space for the 2019 Season playbill must be reserved by May 20, 2019 and you can access our rate card here.  If you are ready to reserve space, please complete our insertion order and return it to Judy McPeak at  Have more questions?  Email Judy or call her at 434-924-8137 for more information.


We need volunteer ushers for every public performance and ushers see the shows they work for free! Email Judy McPeak at for more information.