COVID-19 Update: Following guidelines from our state and county officials in response to the increasing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, Palo Alto Players has postponed the remaining shows in our 2019-20 season, MATILDA and AN ACT OF GOD. Honoring our financial commitment to the artists involved is very important to us, so please consider a donation to Palo Alto Players to ensure that we can fulfill that commitment and help us sustain operations during this crisis. With the disruption in our programming Palo Alto Players is anticipating a revenue loss of more than $150,000. Thank you for keeping local theatre thriving during this unprecedented time.


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Since 1931, Palo Alto Players has been committed to creating meaningful theatre experiences, by the community and for the community. Did you know that ticket revenue covers only 60% of the cost of producing our five main-stage productions each season?


Looking toward the 90th season and beyond, Palo Alto Players has ambitious plans for programming, community engagement, and placemaking. These plans require equally ambitious investment


Here’s how your gift can make an immediate difference:


  • $100 costumes an actor for one show
  • $250 provides a stipend for one local actor
  • $500 covers the cost of props for one show
  • $1,000 sponsors one designer
  • $10,000+ pays for the licensing fees to produce the plays and musicals you see on our stage.


Make a gift today and enjoy an array of benefits throughout the season that bring you closer to the magic of live theatre.  


How To Make a Gift:


Online: Donations can be made securely online, either one-time or recurring monthly


By Phone:  Please call Elizabeth Santana, Managing Director, at 650-363-8582 to make a donation over the phone.


By Mail:  Send checks to: Palo Alto Players, Att: Managing Director, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA  94301.


In Person: We welcome your donation during regular box office hours or at the theater.


Other: For information on other ways to give including monthly recurring gifts, gifts of stock, company matching gifts, and including Palo Alto Players in your estate plans, visit our Individual Giving page.



Founded in 1931, Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation established for public benefit.  Your charitable contribution is fully tax-deductible as may be allowable by law.