While performances of our productions are held at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford Festival Theatre is a completely separate non-profit organization with its own annual operating budget, that relies on a combination of earned and contributed income.

If you wish to become a volunteer in this exciting theatrical organization, contact us at 508.991.5212.  We will be glad to hear from you!

Ticket revenue covers only 60% of this year’s annual operating budget. In order to keep ticket prices affordable and to serve the community through our APPRENTICE and OUT-REACH PROGRAMS, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

 What Your Support Can Do!

New Bedford Festival Theatre’s spectacular performances require costumes, shoes, sets, props, lighting, choreographers, musicians, designers, stagehands, and of course talented performers. Your contribution goes directly to our bottom line, helping to pay these and many other costs, such as the rental usage fees of the Zeiterion Theatre. Your contributions will also help to support the following:

Internships and Apprenticeships
– Students interested in the performing arts will be able to work with theatre professionals!

Out-Reach Programs
– Substantial discounts and complimentary tickets are given to Seniors, the mentally and physically challenged, and the financially disadvantaged citizens of the South Coast area.

Friends of Festival Theatre Membership Benefits

The following are the levels of membership and benefits in each category:

  • Contributor ($25)
    Basic package (consists of:)
    Name in program
    Early Ticket Buying privileges
    Advance notice of special sales and events
    Ticket exchange privileges
  • Sponsor ($50)
    20% discount on all tickets at all times
  • Fan ($100)
    1 ticket to Opening Night performance
  • Star ($150)
    2 seats to Opening Night performance
  • Superstar ($250)
    Basic Package plus
    2 Premium seats to Opening Night & After Party
  • Director’s Circle ($500)
    Basic Package plus
    2 seats to Opening Night and After Party
    2 seats to the Event
  • Producer’s Circle ($750)
    Basic Package plus
    4 seats to Opening Night and After Party
    2 seats to the Event
  • President’s Circle ($1000)
    Basic Package plus
    4 seats to Opening Night and After Party
    4 seats to the Event

Make checks payable to NEW BEDFORD FESTIVAL THEATRE and mail your check to N.B.F.T., 684 Purchase. Street, New Bedford, MA 02740.

New Bedford Festival Theatre is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you for your support!

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