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Support the State Theatre!

On May 10th – 11th, The State Theatre will be participating in Centre Gives, a 36-hour online giving event for non-profits making a difference in Centre County. The State Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts center committed to using our passion for performance, creativity, and inclusivity to support our community through the performing arts. 

Starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10th and ending at 9 p.m. on Wednesday May 11th, anyone can give a gift to the State Theatre through Centre Gives at this secure link.  You can also call Centre Gives directly to donate at (814) 237-6229.  

How does the State Theatre use donations made through Centre Gives?

We believe in the magic of music and the performing arts. Like you, we believe there is an opportunity to seed and grow a culture of music and performing arts in our area and reach greater heights.

So join us in the first steps to reaching those heights by donating to the State Theatre during Centre Gives. After years of darkness, we want to breathe new life into the Attic. Walk with us on the road to transforming the Attic into a place with style, intimacy, and purpose. Join with us in building a place that gets us all a little closer to the stars.  

We envision a place where you can be closer to National Acts and local bands sharing their original music on our stage. We envision an accessible space where local theatre artists can put on new work and play readings. We envision a place with great tech to bring you dazzling lighting and sound for everything including performances, meetings, parties, exhibits, movie screenings, and events of all kinds. Join us in making the Attic a stage for everyone.

Every cent earned from the 2022 Centre Gives will be put towards the future of the Attic. We imagine a unique, up close and personal experience with a heightened focus on connection, the likes of which is not already offered in the State College area. Mark your calendars for May 10th and 11th.

All donations made to Centre Gives will be directed to the reimagination of The Attic. The State Theatre will cannot provide membership benefits for any Centre Gives donations due to campaign and IRS regulations.

If you are interested in purchasing or renewing your theatre membership, Opera Buff membership or Reel Fans membership, please contact us directly at 814.272.0606. Thank you for understanding and your support.

How Can You Help?

Tell all your friends about Centre Gives and ask them to make a gift to the State Theatre to support the arts in our community!

Last year Centre Gives lowered the minimum donation amount to $10; we are excited that this change will remain in place!

Why support us during Centre Gives?

Centre Gives is a unique opportunity for non-profit organizations in Centre County to get the most out of their fundraising efforts.  At the end of the 36-hour event, Centre Foundation grants organizations a percentage of the $300,000 stretch pool.  So, for each donation we receive, we can get a larger percentage of the stretch pool funds.

All donations, small or large, are important to our future success, and Centre Gives provides you a way to make your contribution even more meaningful.  Throughout the event, Centre Gives hosts smaller challenges for participating organizations where additional prizes will be awarded. 

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What is Centre Gives?

Centre Gives is a unique, online giving event designed to encourage community giving and to support the great work of Centre County nonprofits during 36 hours – starting at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 and ending at 9:00 pm on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021.

This exciting community giving event is hosted by Centre Foundation and supported by our community impact funds and partnerships with local businesses.