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Give to the Colonial

Become an essential character in the Colonial Theatre's story by joining our community of donors. Donations cover a gap in vital revenues unmet by ticket, concessions, and other income sources. A gift to the Colonial, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization, makes magic happen. Donations enable the stewardship of a rare, 120-year-old theatre and provide funding needed to offer community members unique experiences, while keeping ticket prices affordable so all are able to enjoy the theatre's programming.

Explore the ways to give below and reach out to Kristine Connolly, Advancement Officer, at 610-917-1228 or with any questions.

Ways to Give

The Checkerboard Club - Monthly Giving at The Colonial

A nod to a supper club that occupied the Bank Building in the 1940s and 50s, The Checkerboard Club is a highly valued group of donors who have chosen to give recurring, monthly gifts at The Colonial. Just like the checkerboard floor that adorns the building today, numerous, repetitive donations make a beautiful impact at our non-profit arts institution.

Recurring gifts are a budget-conscious way to make an impact for our nonprofit and you can opt-out at any time. Establish your monthly gift today and watch your investment in local arts and culture grow! Click the button below and select “Recurring Donation” under “Type of Donation” and specify your gift amount.

Annual Campaign

A gift to the Annual Campaign, in any amount, directly supports the theatre's vibrant schedule of film, music, and performance programming. Donations ensure that all members of our community are able to enjoy The Colonial Theatre's high-quality, nonprofit arts entertainment offerings.

Click the donate button below to make a convenient, secure online donation. Please make checks payable to “The Colonial Theatre” and mail to:

The Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge St. P.O. Box 712
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Matching Gifts

Does your employer administer a charitable donation matching program? Double your support with a corporate matching gift to The Colonial Theatre. Many companies (PECO, Merck & Co., Johnson & Johnson, and JPMorgan Chase & Co., Comcast, to name a few) have matching programs that partner with the theatre. Inquire with your employer's HR department for program details or call us at 610-917-1228 to ask about your company's matching history!

Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT) Federal Tax ID#: 23-2846336

Building Improvement Fund

A donation to the Building Improvement Fund finances the restoration and enhancement of The Colonial Theatre's two historic buildings. Donate today to help us update our multi-arts venue for the modern audience while preserving its historic charm for years to come.

Historic Building Tours

Take a behind-the-scenes tour with an expert guide and learn about the fascinating history of the Colonial Theatre, dating back to the first stage show in 1903. Tour programs are held on Sundays; click below to purchase tickets online or purchase the day-of at the box office. Your ticket includes a small popcorn! All tour ticket proceeds benefit The Colonial Theatre's Building Improvement Fund.

Member price: $10
Non-member price: $15

Next tour date: Sunday, July 7, 12 noon - this tour will be all about the Blob!

Planned Giving

Planned Gifts to the Colonial Theatre are an opportunity to share your love of the arts: to transmit your values to future generations. They ensure another century of artistic expression at the historic venue. But for investments like the ones you make, the Colonial could not exist.

The Colonial Theatre Society

Legacy Society members are supporters who have made future financial commitments to ensure that, long into the future, the Colonial has the resources required to maintain its considerable facilities and offer exciting programs. This special group of donors include the Colonial Theatre in their estate plans. It’s easy to join since no immediate donation is needed. You simply need to name the Colonial Theatre as a beneficiary in your will or trust, IRA or other retirement plan. Sample language:

“I bequeath _____% of my residuary estate (or $________) to the Association for the Colonial Theatre (ACT), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable cultural organization, located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania for its ongoing film, live arts, and special programming. Federal Tax I.D. #: 23-2846636.

Appreciated Stock or Securities

The Colonial Theatre welcomes and is able to accept gifts of stock and appreciated securities through our broker Schwab. Please notify Kristine Connolly, Advancement Officer, at, in advance of your stock transfer so that we can provide information and properly acknowledge your gift.

The official registration and financial information of Association for the Colonial Theatre (EIN# 23-2846336) may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Member Benefits/Business Program

To participate in the Colonial Theatre's new business benefits partnership program for members, please complete and submit this form. We will email to confirm receipt and with any questions.

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Screen Sponsorship Agreement

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