Support Your Theatre

The State Theatre is your theatre. Your home for just about everything, from live theatre, music and great films, to just about any type of local event you can imagine. It is critical to our mission to be available to all who call Centre County our home, whether it’s for several years or for a lifetime. To do so, we need your support.

Please consider making a meaningful gift to The State Theatre. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated. We would be honored to meet with you in person to discuss additional ways in which you may support our important work.

The State Theatre is your theatre.

Help us continue to be the home of inspiring performance.

Give, Feel Good.

Any contribution, big or small, puts a smile on our faces and a bounce in our step. Give monthly and we do a little dance. We hope you’ll join in!

The State Theatre is committed to sustainability practices through the integration of our #SustainTheState Program. #SustainTheState’s mission is to enable artists and audiences to experience, appreciate and embrace the performing arts in a manner that ensures that future generations have the same opportunity. Sustainability at The State Theatre is comprised of a diverse array of project initiatives. Our current projects include Dispose Responsibly, Hydrate the State, Farm-to-Theatre, and several other sustainability initiatives.

Contributions small and large go a long way to help make your State Theatre sustainable!

Join Our Community

Members get all sorts of great perks. Tickets before they’re available to the public, gift cards, merch. Take a peek at the levels of giving below and sign up today!

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The State Theatre Opera Buffs

At The State Theatre, we have an active opera community, The State Theatre Opera Buffs. It keeps growing every year and we’d love to see it continue. We offer great benefits for those that show their support by joining. The continuation of the opera broadcasts hinges on your support.

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Don’t forget to check out our Opera Listings for a peak at what’s on and what’s coming up!

The State Theatre Reel Fans

Welcome to the Real Fans, established in 2015. We are dedicated to supporting film programming at The State Theatre. We love film: indie, classic, foreign, award winning, AFI top 100 and more. There are lovers of every genre in our midst. We like to see movies in a local theatre with a group of friends or loved ones. We like to get off the beaten path of the top-grossing movies from time to time. A donation of $100 or more gives you free access to our movie series, your name listed in our monthly program, and input in our movie selection process.

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Our most valued supporters

Our Producers are our most valued supporters. They are individuals and companies who have donated or pledged $10,000 or more in support of The State Theatre.

In return, Producers receive these benefits:

  • Advance notice for tickets to most events for ten years from the date of their first payment.
  • Recognition as a Producer in the monthly program handed out at all performances
  • Special invitations to Producer receptions
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you play a vital role in keeping the arts thriving in our community.

Become a Producer today! Email us at

The Place To Be For Your Company

The State Theatre invites you or your company to become a part of our future. Our event sponsors are dynamic corporations or individuals that understand the importance of bringing a diversity of arts to the community as well as supporting local performing arts groups. Each film or production offers a unique opportunity for us to partner with you to help you promote yourself or entertain your clients.

Sponsorships are $500 and include promotions on all marketing including posters, website, email announcements to 11,000 email addresses and our monthly program. It also includes the use of our upper lobby for receptions when available.

Additional sponsorships are available for:

  • Theatrical performances
  • Concerts
  • Films
  • The Bill Welch Memorial Cartoon Series
  • “Read It Watch It” summer kids’ series

Become a Sponsor today! Email us at