Candleight Theatre Delaware


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Learn more about the impact your gift makes and the benefits you can look forward to below. All benefits are cumulative.

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 Ticket income only covers half of The Candlelight Theatre’s annual operating expenses, so donor support is critical to The Candlelight Theatre. 43% of our overall operating budget goes towards our Artistic and Production programming. Your gift directly supports keeping the magic of theatre alive by producing world-class theatre and supporting artists, playwrights, actors, directors, and more!

SUPPORTER ($100 – $249)

Your gift: Purchases scripts for the The Candlelight Theatre Summer Theatre Institute.
Our thanks: Special savings at select local businesses and restaurants.


Your gift: Provides discounted season tickets for a low-income theatergoer.
Our thanks: Name recognition in season program books by gift level.


Your gift: Supplies thread and buttons for all the costumes in a season.
Our thanks: One complimentary concession voucher. (2 snacks, 2 glasses of wine)

For more information or to join the Supporters Circle, please contact Mary Jones, Associate Director of Individual Giving, or click the button below to give online and start enjoying your benefits right away.

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 The Candlelight Theatre provides first-class facilities and audience services at significantly subsidized rates to dozens of organizations each year, including some of Boston’s most exciting small and mid-sized theatre companies. The rents and fees these companies pay are only a portion of what it takes to run The Huntington Calderwood each year. The Huntington subsidizes these costs by $400,000 annually to keep this vital facility in operation. Your gift helps keep this vital arts resource available and our community thriving.

PATRON ($1,000 – $2,499)

Your gift: Sends three classes, 90 students total, to a student matinee performance.
Our thanks: Two complimentary concessions vouchers and name recognition in Candlelights lobby by gift level.

PREFERRED PATRON ($2,500 – $4,999)

Your gift: Provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or open captioning for a performance .
Our thanks: Concierge ticketing service and access to VIP seating for Huntington productions; waived ticket and subscription handling fees.

PREMIER PATRON ($5,000 – $9,999)

Your gift: Helps provide 10,000 free tickets for community members, supporting low-income families and individuals.
Our thanks: One PatronPass entitling you and your guest(s) to complimentary refreshments at our theatres throughout the season and concierge ticketing service for London, New York, and other major US cities.

For more information or to join the Patron Circle, please contact XXXXX CCCCCC, Major Gifts Officer, at 302-555-1212, or click the button below to give online and start enjoying your benefits right away.

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 250 students gain access to our programs for every $10,000 we raise. For some, The Candlelight Theatre provides an introduction to the excitement of the theatre, and a way to improve their public speaking, and English Language Arts skills, while others discover their new lifelong passion. Your support allows our extraordinary team of education staff to provide youth, education, and community outreach programs to over 36,000 people each year.

BENEFACTOR PATRON ($10,000 – $24,999)

Your gift: Covers the cost of one week of rehearsals for a new Candlelight Theatre production.
Our thanks: One Opening Night pre-show reception and after party of your choice for two people (cost of dinner and performance ticket not included).

SILVER BENEFACTOR PATRON ($25,000 – $49,999)

Your gift: Supports the entire six-week Summer Theatre Institute student program.
Our thanks: Invitations to Opening Night pre-show receptions and after parties throughout the season for two people (cost of dinner and performance ticket not included) and access to intimate meet and greets with actors and creative teams at first rehearsals throughout the season.


Your gift: Offers student matinee tickets to The Huntington’s shows for a FULL YEAR to Wilmington area students AND SO MUCH MORE! Thank you!
Our thanks: For extraordinary support at this level, The Candlelight Theatre will provide bespoke benefits tailored to your interests.

For more information or to join the Benefactor Patrons Circle, please contact ccccccc xxxxxxx, Director of Development, at 302-555-1212, or click the button below to give online and start enjoying your benefits right away.

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Your gift is deductible for federal income tax purposes in the amount that exceeds goods and services provided. The estimated fair market value of the benefits offered at each giving level are as follows:

Gifts $1 – $499 = $0
Gifts $500 – $999 = $22
Gifts $1,000 – $4,999 = $44
Gifts $5,000+ = $88

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