Season Support

Season Partners

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Presenting Sponsors of the Duluth Playhouse, Children’s Theatre, and Underground Theatre

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North-Shore-Bank-of-Commerce-logo2       BPBC_LogoHORIZONTAL       pioneer-national-bank


DNTLogo_Black_Horizontal          USBankLogo_RGB-2-1-10     FI-SALTER-LOGO1

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David-A-Croke-Logo-(3)          RBC-Bank-NEW-2017-smallredherring_logo

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Spotlight on the Artists Sponsors

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HFCU            LSM-logo-blue-600    dtcu

Kbjr_logo 2016        Arrowhead


Foundation & Grant Support

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Legacy Logo ColorFinal      msab_logo_color     McKnightFoundation   NEALogo


Why We Donate

Top 8 Reasons to give to the Playhouse Today:

  1. Gifts of ALL sizes matter. Even gifts as small as $10 helps us keep doing what we do best.
  2. All gifts are tax-deductible; don’t wait until December 31st!
  3. We are a not-for-profit theatre. Ticket sales only cover 60% of our costs, so only with support from patrons like you can we continue to sustain the artistic programming our patrons and community have come to expect.
  4. Training the next generation of actors, from our Education Programs to the Playhouse Resident Company.
  5. See your name every time you come to the theatre on our Wall of Fame, on the seat of your choice, or in every show’s playbill.
  6. Support a world-class team of artists from near and far who create the performances you love from the classics to stage-breaking new works.
  7. Give a deeper experience. We interweave theater into the fabric of our community through enrichment programs and local partnerships.
  8. Become a member of the Playhouse family. Because after it’s said and done, that’s what we are.


Make a donation to the Duluth Playhouse today, and ensure our future for the next 100 years! In appreciation for your generous contribution, your name will appear in all upcoming playbills, and potentially more. You may also receive:

  • Donations of $250+: Engraved Gold Star in the Playhouse Lobby
  • Donations of $500+: Engraved Brass Plate on a theatre seat
  • Donations of $1,000+: Engraved Plaque displayed in the Playhouse Lobby
  • Donations of $5,000+: Engraved Brass Leaf on the Playhouse Giving Tree

Take-a-Seat at the NorShor!

NorShor Theatre Take-a-Seat Campaign

The Duluth Playhouse invites you to be among the first to support the NorShor Capital Campaign. Our Take-a-Seat Campaign offers an affordable, meaningful way to play a visible role in the restoration of this historic, dynamic theatre. Contribute as an individual, couple, group, or family. Honor the memory of a loved one, promote your business, or mark a special occasion. The options are endless! Learn more.

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Donor Stories

“After devoting years and years to the Duluth Playhouse, one would assume I’d pursue a career in performing. Instead, I decided to become a nurse. Even though I’ve prepared myself in this profession through countless college courses and volunteering sessions, nothing has taught me more than the Playhouse has.

Before the Playhouse, I could not sing in front of others without being morbidly terrified; I could not start a conversation without anyone there to help me; all in all, I could not be myself.

With the Children’s Theatre program, I learned every person walking through the Conservatory doors has a gift to share and a story to tell. It has taught me how to be supportive.

The Playhouse has taught me more about living than anything else. I think that anyone, whether you decide to become a nurse or an actor, can gain something from theatre. Whether you’re acting on stage or in the audience, theatre can teach so much more about life than one would ever expect to find within a (sometimes) overly dramatic portrayal of living. The Duluth Playhouse has not only taught me to find faith in others, but faith in myself.

As the holiday season nears, I hope you’ll consider a tax-deductible gift to the Playhouse. Your generosity directly benefits the quality of experience, not just with the Playhouse, but with the Children’s Theatre and Underground as well.The Playhouse has already been here for over a century, and I know they plan to stick around for generations to come. They wouldn’t be here without supporters like you, and I honestly wouldn’t be here without the Playhouse.

Thank you so much, and best wishes this holiday season!” – Maddison (young actor and student)


“When my husband and I headed north, we were very sad to leave behind the vibrant theatre community in the cities. We were so delighted and surprised to find an equally vibrant theatre community on the north shore. We haven’t missed a show since we relocated — the Playhouse is our favorite way to spend a date night. We love this theatre and look forward t countless date nights to come!” – Amanda Joy, patron


“I went and saw Rock of Ages here. It was the first production I have seen since high school, and I had so much fun! The music was awesome, the cast was super friendly, and it was a great way to spend an evening.” – Josh Casavan, patron


“I can’t say enough about what they are dong at the Duluth Playhouse. The acting is superb. Watching Mary Poppins with my family, the performance was top notch. Mary Poppins (played by Ali Littrell Finstrom) was stellar. Each actor did an excellent job. A “must-do” great Duluth experience!” – Christopher Swanson, patron


“Fantastic production of Shrek: The Musical by the Children’s Theatre! We loved it. We came home and found the Broadway version on Netflix and agreed that we all liked the Playhouse version better! Fabulous cast with so much talent! This was my 9-year-old niece’s introduction to musical theatre, and I think she’s hooked!” – Jeanne Kurshoff, patron


“The staff is awesome and they do everything to make sure we have the best show and most lovely of experiences each and every time.” – Meghan Jarecki, Playhouse and Children’s Theatre performer


“We have been season ticket holders for a number of years and we have been thoroughly entertained by the quality of all performances. The production, the acting, the sets are all top notch.” – Edward Thompson, patron and season ticket holder