Artistic Excellence Fund

Why Give to Our Artistic Excellence Fund

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s work on stage, in schools, and in the community has grown over the last two decades to a world-class standard garnering critical acclaim and a fierce fan base. Your gift to CSC means we can continue to enchant audiences, ignite passion in students, and enliven communities across the Tristate area through our celebrated approach to theater and learning.

In the spirit of radical candor, CSC has seen better days. But we remain fierce and hopeful. Because we believe in our community and that includes you. However immense these challenges might seem, we draw courage from the support of patrons and donors like you. That is how we all get through this together.

Because of you, CSC is setting the standard as a world-class Shakespeare institution, serving as the arts destination for the region, with a commitment to the artists, audiences, schools, and communities of Cincinnati.

Beyond the shows you see on our stage, CSC is a community of artists and collaborators that trusts in power of words, the resonance of storytelling, and the profound impact art has on an individual. CSC not only entertains, but most importantly feeds the larger dialogue in Greater Cincinnati. At its core, CSC believes that bringing people together for a shared experience is the surest way to change the world for the better.

We simply could not do this good work without your thoughtful philanthropy, and in this time of uncertainty it means that much more. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Otto M. Budig Theater as soon as possible.

“The most important thing I have wanted to share with CSC has been thank you for making every production relatable and relevant. My husband was never a fan of Shakespeare until he went to his first show nine years ago. Now we are annual pass holders, donate to CSC, and tell everyone we meet about our experiences! He cannot stop raving about how CSC turned him back on to Shakespeare’s works, along with other literary influences of the time. We have hours of conversation before and after the shows over drinks and dinner based on the production alone. Keep up the EXCELLENT work!” – CSC Patron

Donate Online

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Donate by Mail

Please make a check out to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and mail to:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Attention: Development
217 W. 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Donate by Phone

Please call Associate Director of Development, Elaine Cox at 513-381-2273 ext. 3200

Donate at the Theater*

The box office will be happy to accept and process a tax-deductible donation by cash, check or credit card at:
The Otto M. Budig Theater
1195 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
*Call in advance for current hours (513)381-2273

Donate with Stock

Download instructions for making a gift of stock online here.

Questions? Contact Director of Development, Sara Clark at

We wish to thank the following corporations, foundations, and agencies who have supported Cincinnati Shakespeare Company from 2019-present. We are forever grateful.

We endeavor to correctly recognize all of our supporters. If you see a problem with this list, please accept our apologies and email to correct. Thank you.

Season Sponsors:

The John Bridgeland, Crilley, Long, and Mason Families Honoring James R. Bridgeland Jr.

Robert & Adele Schiff Family Foundation

Artistic Sponsors:

Ensemble Sponsors:

Design Sponsors:

George and Nancy Yund
Makino Foundation
Pete Strange Family

Creative Services Partner:

Season Catering Sponsor:

In-Kind Sponsors:


Accessibility Partner:


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is the proud recipient of 65 awards for theatrical production, was a four-time finalist for Non-Profit of the Year (by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce), received a 2017 Emerging Business Award from Venue Magazine, and was voted “Best of Cincinnati” by Cincinnati CityBeat in 2018 and 2019. The Otto M. Budig Theater, home of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, also received top honors for design by The American Institute of Architects and the Cincinnati Design Awards.