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Support Hope Rep

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

Our milestone 50th Season was a tremendous success. In addition to our long-standing tradition of providing excellent theatrical experiences to our community and educational opportunities for theatre lovers of all ages, we continue to expand our emphasis on access and inclusion. 

Producing live theatre during the last two years, in particular, has been some of the most difficult work in the history of the world. Yet, in spite of these challenges, Hope Rep has staged some of the most entertaining, engaging and diverse work the company has ever done.

Hope Rep is a cultural beacon on the stage of not only West Michigan but now nationally. In Season 50, Hope Rep was celebrated with five Broadway World awards honoring the best regional productions in the country and fourteen Wilde Awards for the best professional theatre produced across Michigan. We bring in theater goers from throughout the United States as well as all of Michigan, and these theatre enthusiasts experience all the joy and beauty the amazing town of Holland has to offer.  

Even after our massively successful $500 for 50 fundraising campaign last year, we still need your continued support. This support will allow Hope Rep to achieve even higher levels of artistic excellence, as well as continue to make our artists better compensated for all their gifts and talents they share with us. 

It is our fervent hope you will join us in any way you can. Please consider the immediate benefits for today and those for future generations. The arts are an investment that pays continuous dividends well beyond the walls of the theatre itself… and will shape our lives and the lives of future generations.

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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 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 Hope Rep “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 the Office of Philanthropy and Engagement at give@hope.edu or call 616.395.7775. 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 specifically to Hope Repertory Theatre. As a Center Stage Circle Donor you receive:

  • 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

Based on level of giving you may also receive: Invitations to special Center Stage Circle events such as Company Meet & Greets, Previews, Season Reveal and other donor events.

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

Title Sponsor

Hope Rep has opportunities available for title sponsorships. Please contact the Hope Theatre Department at theatre@hope.edu or call 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 Hope Rep 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, Hope Rep 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.

For more information, please contact the Hope Theatre Department at theatre@hope.edu or call 616.395.7600.