Capital Campaign – Donor Programs

Donations will be designated to The Making History Unexpected Capital and Endowment Campaign supporting the new Otto M. Budig Theater and ensuring Cincinnati Shakespeare Company can continue to provide world-class theater and education programming on the mainstage, in the community and in the classroom.

Secure a Step in The Grand Stair

Each step in The Grand Stair will have one title from Shakespeare’s 38 play canon engraved in the step. You can dedicate a step for yourself, your family or a friend.

Naming rights to a step can be secured for a donation of $38,000. If you are interested in Securing a Step contact Joeliene Magoto, 513.381.2273 ext. 3205 or

Dedicate a Seat

Make History Unexpected with your name or the name of a loved one engraved on a seat plaque.

You can dedicate a seat for a donation of $5,000.

Get a Glass Medallion

You can have your name, a family name or the name of a loved one fused to a glass medallion. The Glass Medallions will be suspended on cables in a beautiful installation in a window of the lobby of The Otto M. Budig Theater.

You can Get a Glass Medallion for a donation of $250, $500 or $1000.

Donate $500 and receive a second Glass Medallion to take home as a memento or to give as a gift to the person you are honoring.

Donate $1000 and you can choose to have a second medallion or a small glass bowl with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company logo fused into the glass.

For A Seat or Glass Medallion

Please download and complete the Naming Opportunity Form and return with your pledge or payment. You will be contacted about selecting the seat location for your plaque(s).

If you have already made a gift to the capital campaign that you would like to select a Naming Opportunity please complete the form with information for a Seat or Glass Medallion. For multiple Seats or Glass Medallions please copy the form and complete one form for each item you would like to name or dedicate.

If you have questions please contact Joeliene Magoto, 513.381.2273 ext. 3205 or

All donors to the Making History Unexpected Capital and Endowment Campaign will be recognized in print publications on The Company website.

Donations of $5000 or more received by April 30, 2017 will be entered into a lottery to receive tickets to attend the Grand Opening Gala on Opening Night of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on September 8, 2017.


Campaign Contributors

Click here to see a current list of campaign contributors.