Individual Giving

Did you know that you can make a difference in the life of a student? You can help bring the life-changing power of live theater to more than 100,000 people including students, veterans and adult communities who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience outstanding theater, each season.

Your gift will help:

  • Present high quality productions to over 100,000 audience members annually, including classics, musicals, world premieres, and contemporary plays.
  • Distribute over 2,500 free tickets to young people in the local community through our Mellor Ticket program.
  • Our work with youth ages 16-25 who experience isolation and behavioral health challenges through our Our Stories program,
  • Provide tickets, buses, workshops and meals to children at risk, veterans, disabled adults and people in recovery through our Theatre Hope Program.
  • Offer tuition-based and scholarship drama classes and camps
  • And so much more!

Giving has benefits! For information about benefits at various donation levels, click here.

Giving on a monthly basis allows your donation to go further in supporting our work. You choose an amount to give monthly or quarterly, and we will automatically charge your credit or debit card. Each December, we will send you a statement for tax purposes. To choose this option, contact Michael Murphy// // 949.497.2787 ext 225.

Family and friends who receive a gift in their honor will receive written notification from Laguna Playhouse, indicating your generosity on their behalf.

Many employers match their employees’ charitable donations 1:1. Simply contact your human resources department, and in one easy step you can double your level of support to Laguna Playhouse–and increase your donor benefits.

This interactive shopping program allows Laguna Playhouse to earn funds through online shopping. Lifestyle of Giving members purchase eGift cards, products, or services from the marketplace which features a portfolio of nationwide merchants and leading brands.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Laguna Playhouse while doing your online shopping. Visit and denote Laguna Playhouse as your charity of choice. When you do, a percentage of your order total will be donated to the theater.


The CARES Act offers a generous tax benefit for donors like you. To learn more about how the CARES Act impacts your philanthropy, contact your tax advisor.


Playhouse Women develops awareness of, and support for Laguna Playhouse through a variety of fundraising activities in the community. The group hosts informational and friend-raising events for its members, who include women from all walks of life, including business owners and executives, community leaders, working moms, artists and more. Membership dues start at $150 and entitle the member to a wide array of Playhouse activities. For more information about Playhouse Women, click here. 

Purchase a legacy Patio Tile. 

Join other visionary supporters like the Herron Family here in naming a patio tile for yourself or a loved one and you’ll create a lasting legacy.  



Our Supporters

Thank you to our family of supporters. We are grateful for their generous donations. All donors are listed in our Laguna Playhouse programs for a period of 14 months. 

Many of today’s most recognizable faces have graced our stage and remember it fondly.  

In honor of the Playhouse’s 100 birthday, these artists all sent their happy birthday wish.  How many do you recognize?*



"We support the Laguna Playhouse because of the positive impact and immeasurable value it brings to our community. As one of the finest regional theaters in the nation, the Laguna Playhouse provides dynamic cultural experiences that touch our souls and enlighten us with each performance. More importantly, the Playhouse encourages and provides opportunities for the youth in our community to directly participate in artistic, theatrical, and cultural experiences that expand their personal horizons. Bravo to the Laguna Playhouse for all the magnificent work you do!"


Jeff & Caron Winston

Yorba Linda, CA

Stock & Securities

Laguna Playhouse gratefully accepts gifts of appreciated stocks and securities. Click here to find out more. 

Legacy Society

We invite you to join our Encore Legacy Society, our group of most dedicated supporters who have included Laguna Playhouse in their estate plans. Click here find out more.


* Special Thanks to Hershey Felder, Bob Whalen, Jennifer Shelton, Vanessa Claire Stewart and French Stewart, Maripat Donovan, Dan Lauria, Rita Rudner, Frances Fischer, Michael Matthews, Ashley Argota, David Engel and Larry Raben, David Sasik and Kristen Daniels, Gretchen Cryer, Tom Shelton and Diana Burbano, Joe Spano, Sheldon Epps, Kris and Becky Lythgoe, Dwan Hayes, Faline England, Wendie Malick, Tommy Hobson, Jenny Sullivan, Gregory Harrison, Julia Duffy, Angela and Michael Ingersoll, Kirsten Vangsness, Jay Donnell, Erika and Brent Schindele. Video edited by Matt Stoner.