Outdoor Shakespearean Theatre
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum


Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum has served our community for 51 years with the highest quality of live theatre and theatre education in the region. We are supported by individuals, local businesses and corporations who help sustain us through sponsorships, monthly donations and grants.

2024 Matching Challenge

Match your gift!

The Herron Christensen Family Trust has generously provided a $100,000 grant and issued a 2:1 matching challenge to encourage further support. This emergency grant is intended to assist Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum with the financial difficulties resulting from the road closure on Topanga Canyon Blvd. at PCH. Theatricum’s Board and Advisory Board immediately responded by contributing and raising nearly $40,000 towards this matching challenge, and twenty members of our local community responded within the first 3 days of this announcement! We invite you to join us by donating any amount to help us meet our urgent needs. We are committed to producing our entire 2024 Season and offering a full slate of classes to serve you this summer.

Thank you to the Herron Christensen Family Trust, and to YOU for your continued support!

The Winter's Tale
Season Sponsorships

Season Sponsorships provide members of our local community with a fun way to be recognized for their leadership and support of our work. Our local business community recognizes that the arts play a strong role in fostering economic development and quality of life. Both businesses and individuals will find that sponsoring a concert provides an outstanding opportunity for community awareness and can assist your efforts in business development and employee and client appreciation.

Join Club 51 and be a Sustaining Donor

It’s so easy to support theatre education and live performances by making an automatic monthly gift. You can join Club 51, a group of engaged donors who sustain our work through a gift each month in any amount.


Once the home of Woody Guthrie, we have preserved this significant space to be filled with fascinating archives to preserve the Activism and Resilience of Theatricum, Guthrie and the Geer family. You can join the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to help preserve this historic treasure. To support the capital campaign, contact Stephanie Wilson at 310-455-2322 or stephanie@theatricum.com.

The Shelter

$250 – Inaugural Donor – Name on Donor Plaque

  • You name on a plaque outside The Shelter
  • Names listed here in perpetuity
  • Plaque will also include all names of donors below “Inaugural Donors”

$500 – $1,000 – Name Education Items

  • Help us purchase and maintain video screens, computers, book shelves and other educational items
  • Your name on a plaque inside The Shelter

$10,000 – Name the Garden

  • Your name on a single plaque in the garden for ten years

$15,000 – Name the Classroom

  • Your name on a single plaque in the classroom for ten years
Planned Gifts, Stock, DAFs, RMDs

Your planned giving program can ensure future stability for Theatricum and its programs. Whether through bequest, endowment, or annuities, your gift will make a lasting mark on Theatricum’s next generations. Theatricum can now directly accept gifts of stock which means you pay no capital gains tax, while still deducting the full fair-market value. Another option is to make a contribution from your donor-advised fund (DAF). And, if you’re over 70 ½ and have a mandatory taxable distribution from your IRA, you can contribute that directly to Theatricum without counting the distribution as taxable income. Please consult your tax professional for guidance.

More Giving Opportunities

Corporate Support

As a corporate donor, benefits may include ad space in our season playbill, your logo and company name on our website, ticket packages, and personal experiences with our company members.

Legacy Plaques

These unique ceramic plaques are individually made by artist Megan Geer-Alsop from durable, high-fired clay. Each plaque is installed on a wall in Theatricum’s garden. Price range from $500 – $2500.


Through your contribution to The Herta Ware or Heidi Helen Davis scholarship funds, children, interns, families and adults receive training in the classics which instill a love of Shakespeare, heightened language and ensemble-based storytelling.

For more information about these and other opportunities to support Theatricum, please contact 310-455-2322 or Stephanie@theatricum.com.

We Need Your Support

Theatricum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax- deductible. Your gift will be recognized in our season’s repertory program and website unless you prefer to remain anonymous.