Why Support The Rep?

The vitality of a city is determined by its cultural resources. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, like other fine institutions in St. Louis, strives for excellence. And, like all other nonprofit organizations, The Rep depends on support from the community to achieve this excellence.

Since its inception in 1966, The Rep’s name has become synonymous with artistic excellence, not only within the St. Louis community and Missouri, but also across the United States as well. The Rep’s commitment to producing high quality productions is evidenced in the fabulous sets and costumes, the imaginative interpretations of great plays, the development of new work and its outstanding arts education programs.

However, what you may not know is that ticket sales cover only 60% of the cost of The Rep’s production, education and operating costs. From becoming a member of Rep Backers, to attending one of our events, to making a tribute gift in the name of someone who enjoys live theatre, you can help us bridge this gap.















Your reasons for giving to The Rep may be just as varied as how you would like to make your donation. That is why we offer a variety of ways to support The Rep's productions and programs.

Donors may choose to become a member of Rep Backers, designate a tribute or memorial gift, make a one-time special gift or leave a legacy for the future by including The Rep in an estate plan.

Whatever way you choose to give, we value the extra step you're taking to ensure the theatrical vision of The Rep, now and for future generations of theatre-lovers.

Credit Card

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis gladly accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Cash or Check

Contributions may be mailed or delivered to:
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Development Office
130 Edgar Road
PO Box 191730
St. Louis, MO 63119

Stock Transfer/Sale

The Rep encourages gifts of stock. When you give gifts of appreciated stocks, you may receive additional tax benefits for the full fair-market value of the stock and avoid the capital gains tax on unrealized appreciation on the stock. Your tax advisor can give you specific information on how this charitable giving technique can work for you. For more information about giving a gift of stock or bonds to The Rep, please contact the Donor Relations Office at (314) 968-7340.

Online Donations

Become a supporter of The Rep today! Click here to make a secure online donation now, or click the topics below to learn more about ways of supporting The Rep.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will double or even triple your gift to The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by matching your contribution dollar-for-dollar or more! With your employer's help, you can increase the impact of your support and, in many cases, upgrade your membership to a higher level. Companies will often match the gifts of retirees as well.

To find out whether your employer offers a matching gift program, contact your human resources department or refer to the partial list of companies below. If you'd like our help, please contact The Rep Development Office at (314) 687-4031.

Matching Gift Companies List

Ways of Supporting The Rep

Become a Friend of The Rep. Join The Rep Backers.


Learn about Leadership Giving. Join The Rep Spotlight Society.


Support The Rep as part of your estate plan. Join the Encore Circle.


Honor a friend or loved one while you support The Rep. Learn about tribute and memorial gifts.


Join other women to sponsor a Mainstage production at The Rep. Learn about The Rep's Leading Ladies.


Sponsor a production, program or special event. Learn about corporate and foundation support options.