Invest in the Future of Drama and the Stage

Because of you … BIG things are happening with Shakespeare here in Asheville.

Thanks to you, your neighbors, the community, and thousands of visitors from near and far, the Montford Park Players have been able to provide Asheville with extraordinary performances of Shakespeare and other celebrated stage classics for over 46 years.

A Christmas Carol with the Montford Park PlayersAnd thanks to your continuing generosity during our performances, at a time when ticket prices for live theater continue to rise nationwide, you have made it possible to continue our tradition of providing amazing theater at NO cost to attend.

Indeed, we have made a permanent commitment to provide our performances for FREE!

However, in order to provide amazing theater at no cost to visitors young and old, from near and far, we count on YOU and your wonderful generosity.

What’s more, your patronage not only goes toward maintaining this proud theater but will soon help us expand in a very big, very exciting way — to better serve you in the years to come!

We listened to patrons like you, and as a result we will soon be . . .

  • Adding handicapped parking for those of you who need easier access to the outdoor amphitheater.
  • Renovating the seating and adding more rows and chairs for your greater comfort.
  • Improving the light towers and the sound system to enhance your experience of the shows.
  • Building a beautiful Welcome Center and Entrance Plaza to add to the overall ambience of our historic venue.
  • Constructing an entirely new (and truly world-class) stage … because we want to give you the exhilarating stage spectacle you deserve.

And all of this … to make YOUR visits all the more enjoyable and exciting.

Great plans, however, require the assistance of great men and women.

And as we launch this bold, new chapter in the history of the Montford Park Players, we are reaching out to you — as a lover of literature, the arts, and the stage — to step forward with us now and help us bring this shared vision to life.

Your tax-deductible contribution will help us ensure a truly dazzling future for The Montford Park Players, the home of Shakespeare in Asheville.

Our celebrated troupe has been performing for nearly half a century. Help us now expand and confirm our role as the true “Jewel of Asheville,” so we can bring you and your friends and your family endless evenings of entertainment and delight across the years to come!



Patrons can invest at any level, and every tax-deductible dollar is very much appreciated.

The greater your investment, however, the more we’d like to reward you for your belief in the future of this great theater.

Have a look through the investment tiers below to find the one that excites you the most!

(And note: Each of these tiers include all the benefits from the tiers below it. So for instance, if you make a donation at the $1K level, you’ll also get all of the benefits leading up to that tier.)


Friends of the Montford Park Players (under $25)

A Hearty Handshake and “Thank You Kindly!”
Yearlong Program Recognition
  > Click here to become a Friend of the MPP!

Patron ($25 – $49)

Yearlong Program Recognition
Montford Park Players Bumper Sticker + Decal Package
Subscription to The Shakespeare Theatre Association Magazine Quarto
  > Click here to become a Patron of the MPP!

Leading Role ($50 – $99)

Yearlong Program Recognition
Complimentary Cushion Rentals for Two
  > Click here to take a Leading Role with the MPP!

Director’s Guild ($100 – $499)

Yearlong Program Recognition
Your Own Montford Park Players Cushions and Picnic Basket
The Stage Manager’s Working Scripts From Each Play
  > Click here to join the Director’s Guild of the MPP!

Producer’s Circle ($500+)

Yearlong Program Recognition
Photos with the Cast
Invitations to Dress Rehearsals
A 1-Year Subscription to American Theater Magazine ($50 Value)
  > Click here to join the Producer’s Circle at the MPP!

Benefactors ($1K+)

Yearlong Program Recognition
Free Drinks at the start of each Show
A Montford Park Players Bracelet or Pendant Necklace
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (hardcover, in a beautiful gift box)
  > Click here to become a Benefactor of the MPP!

Shakespeare Society ($5K+)

Yearlong Program Recognition
Free Drinks at the Start of Show AND at the Intermissions
Special Reserved Seating and Free Chairs
Exclusive Invitation to the Pre-Season Shakespeare Society Cocktail Party
A Montford Park Players Bracelet or Pendant Necklace (Silver!)
  > Please call us so we can welcome you personally to the Shakespeare Society! Call us at 828-254-5146.

Shakespeare Society ($10K+)

Yearlong Program Recognition
Free Drinks for you AND your guests at Start of Show + Intermission
Exclusive Invitation to the Quarterly Private “Directors Dinner”
A Montford Park Players Bracelet or Pendant Necklace (Gold!)
  > Please call us so we can welcome you personally to the Shakespeare Society! Call us at 828-254-5146.

Shakespeare Society ($25K+)

Yearlong Program Recognition
Recognition with Your Photo on the Website
Recognition as the Sponsoring Patron of One Show During the Season
Lord and Lady MPP Rings (Silver)
  > Please call us so we can welcome you personally to the Shakespeare Society! Call us at 828-254-5146.

Shakespeare Society ($50K+)

Yearlong Program Recognition
Plaques on a Set of 4 Premium Boxed Seats
Lord and Lady MPP Rings (Gold with Gemstones)
  > Please call us so we can welcome you personally to the Shakespeare Society! Call us at 828-254-5146.

Theater Angels ($100K+)

Ongoing Recognition — in Perpetuity
Naming Opportunities for the Welcome Center and New Stage
  > Please call us so we can arrange to meet you at a time convenient to your schedule. Call us at 828-254-5146.



Choose the option you like best, then look for a call or an email from us thanking you for your generosity and arranging to get you not only a receipt for your records but also all the great gifts we have set aside for you!

* By PayPal (or Credit Card)

Perhaps the easiest way to make an investment is through PayPal — either with your PayPal account or with any credit card.
Just click the button below!



* By Check

You can also certainly mail in a check. Our address is given below, and you would simply make it out to The Montford Park Players

PO Box 2663
Asheville NC 28802-2663

* By Phone

For any of the investment tiers above $1K, you might prefer to give us a call so we can thank you personally!

Simply call Executive Director John Russell at 828-254-5146


ALSO … We Have a Special Investment Opportunity for Potential Business Partners in Asheville.

We’re always eager to work with local businesses in Asheville and find ways we can mutually support one another.

The most exciting arrangement (apart from advertising your business in one of our show programs, which go out to thousands of visitors each month) would be to sponsor specific performances . . . or even an entire season!

Sponsor Our Season — $40k

Your tax-deductible donation comes with all kinds of perks! Season sponsorships include a full page ad in every playbill, a shout out in the curtain speech before each performance, your logo included in all of our advertising, and much more.

Sponsor a Show — $10k

Eight shows to choose from! Most shows run for an entire month. Perks include a full page ad in your show’s playbill, a welcome banner with your logo- so all of our guests will know about your generous donation, commemorative tickets and more.

Sponsor a Weekend of Performances — $2k

A sponsorship of a Friday, a Saturday, and a Sunday performance. That’s big advertising power for your tax deductible donation! Perks include commemorative tickets and invitations so you can invite all of your friends, clients and customers.

Sponsor a Single Performance — $1k

Perks for show sponsors include a free half-page ad in your sponsored show’s playbill, a thank you in our performance speech, and invitation tickets so no one misses your special night. Great for company picnics, customer appreciation events, and day of giving corporate events.


Interested in Becoming One of Our Valued Local Sponsoring Partners?

If you are interested in becoming one of our business partners, please call Executive Director John Russell at 828-254-5146 or feel free to email him at

We’re eager to get to know you better and have you become part of the excitement . . . joining us on this grand stage!


And Last But Certainly Not Least, If You’d Like to Discuss Advertising In Our Show Playbill, We’d Love to Hear From You!

Please contact Jenni Robinson, our Advertising Sales Director, at 828-989-0663 or email her at: