support the weathervane theatre today!

The Theatre counts on your generous gifts throughout the year to help us meet our financial obligations.

Like other not-for-profit arts organizations, the Weathervane relies on charitable giving for up to 40% of the annual budget – not including urgent and unexpected capital expenses like the cost of rebuilding the barn after the fire in 2011.

Together we’ve faced some extraordinary challenges and your continued generosity is always appreciated.

Mission:

The Weathervane Theatre presents live professional theatre to NH’s North Country and the surrounding communities, offering opportunities for residents and visitors to partner with a true cultural resource that can enrich lives, educate and entertain. Affordable ticketing and programs, accessible performance space and scheduled performances are all designed to reach the diverse, and often underserved, population of the region.

There are several ways you can make your gift count:

Support the Weathervane today with a tax-deductible contribution

Annual Fund

Each year, the Weathervane Theatre is tasked with raising over 60% of its organizational budget through grants, sponsors, and individual donations.

Please take a moment to read this year’s annual appeal and make a donation here.

Thank you!

Support Weathervane Theatre's Camp Windsock with a contribution to our scholarship fund, making summer theatre camp accessible to all

Scholarships

Each season, the Theatre provides a scholarship to Camp Windsock to four (4) campers!

To contribute to this fund, please contact Grace Livingston Kramer, Camp Executive Director, at [email protected].

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Leave a Legacy

Become a member of the Murray-Haas Legacy Circle by pledging a gift as part of your estate planning. Legacy gifts are not specified by amount but by designating the Weathervane as part of your planning.

Your gifts are welcome any time of year.

In addition to the annual fund and general donations, you may designate the Weathervane to receive the following through your will or trust:

– A residual gift 

– A fixed gift amount

– A percentage of your estate

– Property or real estate

- Gifts of life insurance or retirement plan assets

- Bank and Investment accounts

It is possible to specify that whatever remains in a bank account becomes a charitable gift that will pass free of estate tax and outside the probate process.

- Gift of appreciated securities

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities offer special tax benefits allowing you to deduct the full value of such gifts, including any amount that would be owed in capital gains tax if sold.

Contact Jorge Donoso, Director of Development, with any questions!

Your support changes everything.

ANNUAL FUND

Yearly gifts provide needed support of our operating costs and categories of giving include:

BENEFACTORS: $20,000 and beyond

ANGELS: $10,000-19,999

IMPRESARIOS: $5,000-9,999

UNDERWRITERS: $2,500-4,999

PRODUCERS: $1,000-2,499

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: $500-999

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: $250-499

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS: $100-249

PLAYERS: up to $99

Advertising at The Weathervane

For 88 years live theatre has been cultivating the creative landscape of the North Country: first with the Chase Barn Theater and now with the Weathervane Theatre. As a non-profit theatre entering its 58th season, we rely on donations and the support of our corporate and civic partners to make this North Country tradition possible for years to come. Your participation can truly impact our ability to preserve the rich historical cultural significance the Weathervane continues to bring to the White Mountains. Thank you!

Sponsorship

Sponsor the Weathervane season, a show, or a Weathervane community program for maximum brand exposure.

There are many opportunities for sponsorship of the historic Weathervane Theatre.

Depending on the level of sponsorship, benefits include:

  • Opening Night Tickets
  • Lobby Signage
  • Exclusive Discount Ticket Code for Employees
  • Social Media Promotion
  • AND MORE!

Mainstage Season

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Playbill Advertising

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Our Audience

  • On average we welcome over 10,000 theatre enthusiasts from near and far through our barn doors in one season. 
  • Last year we had visitors from 40 states as well as international guests. 
  • 60% of our visitors are local 
  • Over 35% of our patrons return to the Weathervane at least one additional time (some as many as 15) over the course of the season.


Our Season

  • Our entire season consists of 10 Mainstage productions (90+ performances) over 4 months plus special events and community programming.


Advertiser Perks

  • Every advertiser is guaranteed comp tickets to at least (1) Mainstage performance
  • Full Program and ads available online, with link from Weathervane’s website


Early Bird Rates
in effect through Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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