We’re here because of you.

The Hendersonville Community Theatre is proud to be Hendersonville’s oldest, continuously-running theatre. But without you, it would never have happened.

For over five decades, the Hendersonville Community Theatre has dazzled audiences as Hendersonville’s oldest, continuously-running theatre. We’ve attracted actors, actresses, directors, stage managers, electricians, sound engineers and more from across the country to Western North Carolina. All of this wouldn’t be possible without your support.

The theatre exists as a nonprofit dedicated to bringing the very best of American theatre to Henderson County and making it accessible to all in the area, region, and state.

We commit to keeping our ticket prices low and we rely on the generosity of people like you — people who have seen first hand the power of the performing arts, people who have seen one show or have seen a show each season and people who truly believe in the mission of our theatre.

We couldn’t make the magic happen without you. That’s why we’re asking for your support to continue to keep the magic alive. To keep us going for the next five decades. To ensure all in Henderson County have access to theatre.

By donating to the theatre, you make a REAL IMPACT on our excellent, year-round programming. Your investment goes directly to:

  • Play royalties
  • Set building materials
  • Production design fees
  • Costumes
  • Marketing & print materials
  • Musical tracks
  • Equipment rentals
  • Administration

On behalf of the Hendersonville Community Theatre staff and board, on behalf of those that will see the effect of your donation and on behalf of those that made the theatre what it is today — thank you!

How to give

Donations can be made securely on our website or by mailing a check or money order (link includes printable form) to Hendersonville Community Theatre, PO Box 66, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

Hendersonville Community Theatre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Ways to give

Ticket sales account for less than 50% of what it takes to keep our doors open and maintain our high quality programming. We can’t do what we do without your support, so please consider making a donation today.

Credit or debit cards: With the form above, we accept all major credit cards. Your payment is processed securely through Arts People.

Cash: If you would like to donate cash, please visit the box office during our normal hours.

Checks or money orders:  Please make your check out to “Hendersonville Community Theatre, Inc.” and it can be mailed to us at PO Box 66, Hendersonville, NC 28793   Please include this form in your envelope so we can thank you.  

Planned giving: You can share the gift of theatre with generations to come by including us in your estate plans. Please email info@hendersonvilletheatre.org for more information.

Monthly Giving: Over the course of just one year…

$10/month provides costumes for a second stage show
$20/month provides a director stipend for a second stage show
$50/month provides a choreographer stipend for one of our musicals

Please consider joining our monthly giving program today!

Give where you shop
You can support the Hendersonville Community Theatre just by doing your normal shopping on Amazon.

Simply go to smile.amazon.com when you shop and a small percentage of each sale will be donated to the theatre — at no extra cost to you.


Have unanswered questions? Please don’t hesitate to email or call us and we’ll be more than happy to help you.

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Gifts in Kind

According to the Foundation Center, Gifts in Kind are defined as “support (contributions of equipment, supplies, or other property as distinct from monetary grants) … offered by corporate giving programs along with, or in lieu of, cash grants.” Examples of such gifts include:

  • Products, supplies, and equipment
  • Furniture
  • Computers
  • Office Equipment
  • Use of corporate services/facilities
  • Financial And Administrative Support Services
  • Mailing Services
  • Computer Services
  • Printing And Duplicating

Please contact us for more information on how your in kind donations can help the Hendersonville Community Theatre. If you have donated items please fill out this form so that we can quantify the financial impact our members are making. 

In-Kind Donation Form

Investing in HCT

The importance of creating a “tradition of giving” at HCT cannot be overstated. We cannot run our theatre today without it. Looking to the future, it will provide a solid foundation on which to realize our dreams of a with future enhancements and growth. As a non-profit community theatre, HCT receives no financial support from federal, state, or local governments. Over its 50+ year history – through its excellent stewardship of revenues from theatre productions and donations from patrons, HCT has accrued a savings to be used towards the future of the theatre. Our financial support comes from all sections of our community: volunteers, actors, audiences, supporters of the arts, businesses, foundations and citizens of all ages who want to see an improved quality of life.

The HCT Fund

This fund is Hendersonville Community Theatre’s Annual Fund for operations. Your donations will provide unrestricted financial support to all areas of expanded operations for HCT, from play productions and costumes, to marketing , to scholarship funds for students, and the mortgage and utilities for our theatre building. This fund will ensure that HCT establishes a legacy of giving that continues to offer quality productions while feeding creativity and community across generations.  

Planned Giving

Well into the future, Hendersonville Community Theatre will be grateful for the generosity of its members who had the foresight to donors to make a planned gift. A planned includes any gift which is carefully considered by a donor in light of estate and financial plans. Planned gifts that provide income due to the sale of an asset that is no longer needed. Their flexibility makes them popular; they can have significant tax advantages and even provide income for the donor. Planned gifts usually come in the following forms:

  • A Bequest through a Will (using a codicil)
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Tangible Assets (art, book collections, etc.)

Before considering making a Planned Gift, we strongly encourage you to speak with your financial/and or legal advisor. Leaving a legacy is a wonderful testament to one’s commitment and devotion to HCT, and we commit to honoring your wishes at the highest level and to perpetuating your name as a legacy donor. For more information, please contact us.




  • EIN: 23-7026989
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
  • IRS Tax Determination form -June 1969