Ways To Give

For 50 years, CSC has been the place to experience the classics up close. Our work requires much more support than can be raised from ticket sales alone, and each season is made possible in part by the generous support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today. Your gift enables our mission, from creating thought-provoking theater to introducing the power of Shakespeare to thousands of students in New York City every year.

CSC gratefully accepts planned gifts, donations of stock, in-kind contributions, and underwriting of our events, productions, and programming. Please call the number above for details.


Support Levels & Benefits

Friends – $25 to $99

  • Includes a subscription to our CLASSIC newsletter filled with behind-the-scenes information about each production

Associates – $100 to $249

All benefits of the Friends level, plus:

  • Recognition on our website
  • 10% discount on merchandise at the box office

Partners – $250 to $499

All benefits of the Associates level, plus:

  • A CSC tote bag
  • 2 complimentary coffee drinks at Everyman Espresso in our lobby
  • An invitation to our annual Gala

Donors – $500 to $999

All benefits of the Partners level, plus:

  • Recognition in CSC season Playbills
  • Access to exclusive subscriber ticket discounts from our friends and partners

Patrons – $1,000 to $2,499

All benefits of the Donors level, plus:

  • 2 complimentary tickets to each production in our season
  • Priority-booking privileges
  • Invitations to Patron Night performances and party with the artists

Benefactors – $2,500 to $4,999

All benefits of the Patrons level, plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive Opening Night performance and party with the artists

Visionaries – $5,000 to $9,999

All benefits of the Benefactors level, plus:

  • Opportunity to receive 2 additional complimentary tickets to any performance
    on the same night you are attending (excludes Opening Nights)
  • Opportunity to host a private reception with artists in conjunction with a season production




Please call 212.677.4210 x24 to discuss details and opportunities.

Legacy Giving

Through a designation in your will, naming CSC as a beneficiary on life insurance or retirement plans, or other planned gifts, you will play an important part in ensuring CSC thrives in perpetuity.

Legacy donors are given opportunities to become more involved with the theater, including special events and opportunities to meet artists, and will be acknowledged with special appreciation in Playbills (unless anonymity is requested).

Planned gifts include:

Including CSC in your will costs you nothing in your lifetime and the contribution will be exempt from federal and state estate tax, reducing the tax burden left for your heirs and maximizing their inheritance.

Naming CSC as a whole or partial beneficiary of your IRA or 401(k) plan reduces the size of the taxable assets inherited by your heirs and decreases federal and state taxation of your estate.

Naming CSC as a beneficiary of an existing policy or transferring a policy when it is no longer needed allows you to make a large gift at little cost, and your donation is exempt from federal and state estate tax.

Creating a gift annuity contract or trust with CSC as a beneficiary can remove taxable assets from your estate and help your heirs to avoid inheritance taxes.

Writing a check, transferring stock, or giving online today maximizes your tax deduction and removes taxable assets from your estate, saving your loved ones money down the road.

If you would like to include CSC in your estate planning, please complete this form. Completed forms may be emailed to CSC, or follow the instructions on the form to print and mail.


In recognition of Rosemarie Tichler’s extraordinary legacy of identifying and nurturing new generations of young actors, CSC has instituted The Rosemarie Tichler Fund. The Fund continues Ms. Tichler’s commitment to the future well-being of young actors by awarding a yearly grant to a promising young artist who merits such recognition, and has appeared on CSC’s stage that season. The Fund is particularly sensitive to helping young actors who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession.The grant, in the amount of $3,000, may be used by the recipient to continue any aspect of their training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. Your fully tax-deductible donation helps us continue to support young actors during this crucial stage in their careers.