Did you know that at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, tickets and subscriptions cover less than half of what it costs to produce the world-class productions and programs you know and love? As a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, we rely on the generous support of this community to fulfill our mission to bring Shakespeare and the Classics to life for all. 

When you make a gift to CSC, you ensure that our productions and programs can continue to foster empathy, compassion, and understanding in our community. You employ hundreds of actors, artists, and administrators. You provide vital support for local businesses in arts-adjacent industries like travel, tourism, restaurants, and retail. And you help us deliver on our mission and our promise to 85,000 individuals across the tri-state and beyond. 

Thank you for supporting our work. We could not do this without you.


Looking for the quickest path to show your support? Make a one-time donation here to help us bring Shakespeare and the Classics to life for all.

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One of the most powerful and moving experiences I have had viewing live theater.

CSC Mainstage Patron 

When You Give to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, you... 

  • Make Shakespeare and the Classics accessible for thousands. CSC offers $14 access tickets to every mainstage performance. 

  • Employ hundreds of actors, artists, and administrators. CSC engages over 100 artists and creatives over the course of a season. 

  • Provide vital support to the local economy. CSC patrons spend $650,000 annually at local businesses before and after a show. 

  • Invest in the creation of compelling new works, helping us champion the stories from new and established artists here in Cincinnati and around the world. CSC has commissioned and developed 10 brand new plays in the past 5 years. 

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This is the first time so many of my students have ever been given the opportunity to attend a play.

Teacher at Colerain High School

When You Give to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, you... 

  • Underwrite free and low-cost educational programs for 30,000 students. CSC is committed to providing at least 40% of all educational programming at no cost to students or schools. 

  • Provide up to 50 in-school performances and 35 student matinees at the theater. After seeing a performance, students' overall comprehension of Shakespeare's text increases 35%. 

  • Bolster classroom curriculum for students across the tri-state. 85% of students claim improvement in English Literature and Writing after participating in CSC's classes and camps. 

  • Foster empathy, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration in students. 85% of students report improvement in these essential 21st century skills after participating in PROJECT38.

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If you would like to make a gift to one of our Scholarship Funds to support access to Cincinnati Shakespeare Theatre Summer Camp or Classes for all, learn more online here.
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What a gift to the community! Thank you for sharing these shows and making them accessible to everyone!

CSC Park Patron

When You Give to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, you... 

Bring FREE Shakespeare in the Park to over 40 communities. 85% of park tour attendees report that the program provides them access to a unique arts event they would not otherwise have. 

Expand Access for All. CSC provides Sign Language Interpreted and Audio Described performances for every production as well as a one-of-a-kind Sensory Friendly production for neurodivergent audiences. 

Make unique community programming possible. From our Young Professional Preview Night to our ShakesQUEER Pride cabaret, CSC finds ways to ensure everyone feels welcome and included at the theater. 

Help us become Cincinnati’s Shakespeare Company. Through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access initiatives, CSC is fostering a community of theater makers, patrons, supporters, and stakeholders who are representative of Cincinnati, united in their desire for artistic excellence, and unabashedly welcoming to all who wish to be a part of it. 

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