A child sits forward in their seat, mouth agape in wonder. The curtain rises. The lights come up. A new world unfolds before them. You tell us over and over again that your favorite part about coming to Theatre of Youth is watching the children in your life have these magical experiences—help us continue to inspire and delight the children of WNY with your donation today!

Because of your investment, we are able to bring high-quality professional theatre to the youth community. With your partnership we are able to expand the programs and outreach that make TOY indispensable to the community by

  • Offering free and low-cost admission to those in need.
  • Connecting literature to life through our pre- and post-show activities.
  • Opening lines of communication between and among children and adults through the stories represented onstage.
  • Launching new theatre education workshops and classes.

We achieve all this with the quality and value you have come to expect from TOY!

In honor of our 20th anniversary in the Historic Allendale Theatre, we are asking you to consider increasing your donation by $20. If you were planning on giving $50, please make it $70 to help us celebrate this momentous occasion! Your additional gift will allow another child to attend an educational workshop, bring two more schoolchildren to see a production, or make TOY accessible for four family members dealing with sensory sensitivities. You are an integral part in making sure that we can continue to bring joy to the children who are important to you, just as we have for the past 49 seasons.

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So many additional ways to give…

Volunteer – Theatre of Youth is always looking for volunteer ushers for public and school time performances. You are free to select shows, dates, and times. But TOY is not the only beneficiary; volunteers are eligible for complimentary and discounted tickets! Contact TOY’s Box Office for opportunities!

Will or Estate Plans – Should you wish to include TOY in your future financial plans, please let us know. Executive Director Tracy Snyder would be happy to sit down with you to discuss options.

Amazon Smile – Leverage the power of your online shopping with Amazon Smile. Designate Theatre of Youth as your charity and for every dollar you spend, Amazon – not you – donates .5% of the purchase price to TOY!

Employer Match Program – Many places of work have employer match programs that will match your donations dollar for dollar up to a certain amount.  Check with your organization to see if they participate!