Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Matching Capital Grant Challenge: Austin Playhouse's New Theatre

Austin Playhouse's funding appeal at


Austin Playhouse Mueller sketch Texas

   About This Campaign

After ten years in our previous home, a renovated warehouse at Penn Field, we found ourselves paying almost $150,000 a year in rent - and the rent was about to rise even more. We started looking for a place to build a permanent home for Austin Playhouse and found an ideal location at the Mueller Austin redevelopment. (

We have been raising funds for over two years to build a new home at Mueller adjacent to the new Austin Children's Museum. We have made significant progress, raising almost $1 million in individual contributions. The project is now fully permitted and shovel ready. We expect to break ground this summer.

Thanks to a $25,000 matching grant from the Carolyn Rice Bartlett Charitable Foundation, all new building fund donors through June 13, 2013 will have their gifts matched up to our $25,000 goal! We're launching this campaign to reach new donors, especially those in the Austin arts community, who would like to see their impact doubled.

Austin Playhouse Mueller lobby
If you have the capacity and would like to donate at a higher level than those listed with this campaign, please contact us directly to hear about naming opportunities:

We welcome multi-year pledges too!

We believe that Austin needs another first-class facility, built by and for artists with a long-term stake in this community. We're asking for your support. Thank you.

As Austin Playhouse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all donations are fully tax-deductible!

More information available at the Austin Playhouse IndieGoGo page. . . .

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