Why Donate to The State Theatre of Ithaca?
It is a reality that the cost of running and maintaining this beautiful theatre greatly exceeds income from ticket sales, sponsorships and rental income.
As a not-for-profit organization, we must rely on additional financial assistance to meet our annual needs. Generous contributions allow this organization to stabilize its foundation, and will help make The State Theatre a destination for generations of Tompkins County residents and visitors to enjoy for many more years. Tax-deductible gifts from donors also allows us to program our stage with a diverse array of live, engaging performances and enables us to preserve, maintain and improve the functionality and comfort of this Theatre as we remain this community’s center of performing arts activity.
Make a gift and take pride in supporting this significant community organization. Every contribution, whatever its size, is absolutely vital – and very much appreciated. We are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and all contributions to the State Theatre of Ithaca, Inc. are tax deductible. Thank you for your consideration.
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Become a Member
- MEMBERSHIP PERKS
- Priority Seating Members have access to the best seats in the house, days before they are available to the general public.
- Be the first to know Members receive email notifications about upcoming shows before the public is alerted.
- Free Movies! Members receive two free passes for ALL movies screened at The State Theatre.
- Behind the Scenes Tour Ever wonder what it’s like backstage? This is your opportunity to get access – from the theatre’s original projector booth to the last dressing room downstairs
The State Theatre of Ithaca hosts over 75 events each season welcoming over 50,000 visitors through our doors. Household names like BB King, Buddy Guy, Norah Jones, Joan Baez, The Avett Brothers, Elvis Costello, and The Temptations have all graced our stage in recent years. In addition to our long list of comedians, rock and roll legends and community performances, we’ve added a classic movie series offering popular titles such as “It’s A Wonderful Life”, “Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark”, “E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial” and, of course “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. With continued patronage, we will continue to bring world renowned acts to Ithaca.
Be sure to join our membership program to take full advantage of these benefits. As always, additional shows will be announced throughout the year and members will be the first to know what’s happening here.
To become a member, please fill out the enclosed form and return to the State Theatre Box Office. If you have any questions, we can be reached here:
Become a Sponsor
WHY BE A SPONSOR
For over 8 decades, The State Theatre of Ithaca has been a focal point for Ithaca and Tompkins County. An elegant venue for concerts, movies and other live events, The State Theatre is also the perfect resource for your marketing needs. We have built a robust sponsorship program for corporations and individuals who want to help this organization in a significant way. By sponsoring a show, not only are you directly assisting The State Theatre and the artists that perform here, you are also helping us keep our ticket prices low. This helps downtown Ithaca remain an attractive cultural destination for visitors coming from outside of Tompkins County as well as families looking to relocate to the area.
With a strong focus of guest engagement, as well as print and digital advertising, The State Theatre of Ithaca can custom design a package for any budget or promotional objective.
To discuss a sponsorship
please contact us
Become a Volunteer
As the face of the theatre, volunteers are a valuable resource providing the first and ongoing impression of our organization. A volunteer’s primary responsibility is to provide excellent customer service. At each event volunteers are to be proactive with patrons, have a positive attitude and work as a team.
- • Attend and complete an Emergency Evacuation Training and Volunteer Usher Training
- • Be 18 years of age (accompanying children are not allowed)
- • Agree to all policies and procedures in the State Theatre Volunteer Manual
- • Participate in the required number of community performances
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER please contact us
State Theatre House Manager
(607)277-8283 ext 803