Fees & Donations
The revenue gathered from our ticket revenue covers the cost of producing each individual show with the majority of that revenue, typically 75 – 90%, going directly to artist-related expenses including the artist fee.
Donations and contributed income cover about 30% of our overall revenue but the remaining earned income that fuels 70% of our revenue is important to maintain in order to achieve substantiality on an annual basis. Beyond the costs of producing events and staffing, we also face considerable ongoing maintenance and capital costs to keep our historic building in working order.
Diverse cultural experiences, local, regional and the top tours in the country coming through, a vibrant community — It all happens at the Stiefel and it’s all because of you. Since re-opening in 2003 after a three-year, community-led renovation, the Stiefel Theatre has become one of the region’s premier venues for live music. As a non-profit theater, ticket sales and other earned income cover only a portion of our costs, and we need the help of community members like you to continue to cover the daily operational costs of running the theater. In addition to the benefits listed below all Friends receive email notification about our new shows, restaurant discount cards, and program recognition.