Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t I support Grosse Pointe Theatre when I buy a ticket?
When you buy a ticket to the movies or to a baseball game, the cost of that ticket covers 100% of the expenses associated with producing that event. When you buy a ticket to the theatre, the cost of that ticket barely covers the expenses associated with producing the play. Theatres are non-profit organizations which thrive off the generosity of their donors.
Why don’t you just raise your ticket prices?
A night at the theatre should be financially possible for everyone! Our goal is to keep our ticket prices in a range where everyone can afford to go to the theatre. Ticket sales decrease with each increase in ticket price and Grosse Pointe Theater would lose many of its current patrons. We would earn more money per ticket, but we would lose a significant number of ticket buyers and probably end up having to solicit funds anyway.
If I make a donation in addition to my ticket purchase, don’t I pay that much anyway?
Well, maybe. But not everyone can afford to donate at the same level. Grosse Pointe Theater keeps the ticket prices at a reasonable level in the hopes that our patrons will donate at a reasonable level in return. Whether it is a $5 a $500 or even a $5,000 donation from a long-standing friend of Grosse Pointe Theatre, generosity at any level makes an enormous impact on our success.
Is my donation tax deductible?
YES- to the full extent allowed by law! After your donation is processed by our office you will receive a thank you letter with all the information necessary. Please contact your tax advisor for further information What do you do with my donation? We spend it on the shows in our season! Next time you attend a performance, just look at the costumes, props, and scenery to see the affect of your generosity. You can be assured that your donation will directly fund the productions in the current season. When attending a Grosse Pointe Theatre production, take pride in knowing your contribution is reflected on that stage.
How do I make a donation?
It’s very easy to make a tax-deductible donation to Grosse Pointe Theatre. Subscribers and past donors will receive a solicitation letter for our Annual Fund. If you do not receive a letter, contact our Executive Director for more information. In addition, you may click on the “Make a Donation” button to donate now.