/ Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

Support HSRT

For nearly 50 years, HSRT has been a leading creative force in West Michigan. However, ticket sales cover only 50% of our operating costs.

As we look to the 2020 Season, we want to encourage you to support HSRT's vision for the future. At our donor event in August, we challenged each person to:

  • Increase their donation
  • Work to help increase the number of donors in the Center Stage Circle (see below)
  • Simply bring more people to the theatre

In addition we extended a challenge to help increase our overall donation goal from $80,000 to $110,000. We asked for three donors at $10,000 or six donors at $5,000. Since that time we've had one donor give the first $10,000 and several increase their donations.

Ticket sales make up only 50% of our operating budget, and the rest comes from donations, business sponsorships and support from Hope College.

Thank you for considering a gift to HSRT, and if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our managing director, Anne Bakker.

Patrons for the Arts

Patrons for the Arts encourage and support the fine and performing arts by providing additional competitive grants that enable Hope College to expand the quality and quantity of artistic offerings to students and the Holland community throughout the academic year. Patrons for the Arts explicitly support the fine and performing arts, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre and arts community outreach through annual gifts and contributions from the Patrons for the Arts Endowment fund. Patrons for the Arts subscribers are invited to engagements such as HSRT “Behind the Scenes,” Musical Showcase and other special events. 

Hope College was the first private, liberal arts college in the nation to have accreditation in four areas of the arts: music, art, dance and theater. Each year, one of the fine arts, in rotation, receives a larger grant to support an initiative that adds significant energy and value to the student and patrons’ experience. Support Patrons for the Arts with your gift.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Mark DeWitt at dewittm@hope.edu or call 616.395.7357. Thank you for your support of the arts at Hope College.

Center Stage Circle

Become a member of the Center Stage CircleYour donation to the Center Stage Circle provides support specificially to Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. As a Center Stage Circle Donor you recieve:

  • Special recognition in our season programs
  • The opportunity to choose your dates for our productions before the general public
  • Access to special seating based on availability when purchasing your tickets and season packages
  • Invitations to special Center Stage Circle events like the Summer Gala, Previews, Season Reveal and more

Corporate Sponsors
Corporate Donations
$5,000 and above

The Producers Circle
Individual Donations
$5,000 and above

The Directors Circle
Individual Donations
$2,500 to $4,999

The Playwrights Circle
Individual Donations
$1,500 to $2,499

The Actors Circle
Individual Donations
$500 to $1,499

Support Businesses that Support HSRT

We are thankful for the businesses that have given great support to the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. Consider supporting these businesses on your next outing for food, flowers, and more.  

Business Promoters

HSRT is thankful for the support of the Season 47 Business Promoters.

Title Sponsor

HSRT has opportunities available for title sponsorships. Please contact Anne Bakker at hsrtpr@hope.edu or 616.395.7600.

Program Advertising

Want to reach over 30,000 people committed to the arts and catch the attention of an audience most advertisers are seeking to reach?

As an advertiser in the HSRT program, your business will benefit from appearing in our 20,000 printed programs, which recirculate into nearly 30,000 pairs of hands throughout the summer. From families and young couples to seasoned theatre veterans, HSRT audience members are clearly willing and able to support the business in the area. We also encourage our audience members to support the advertisers, so any money you spend on advertising will be easily made up in new and continuing sales.

Download an advertising and business promoter packet 

For more information contact Anne Bakker via email hsrtpr@hope.edu or via phone 616.395.7600.