Your Support Makes a Dramatic Difference!

There are a number of ways you can support Players of Utica. Contribute to our Build-a-Theater fundraising campaign!

Since 1913, Players of Utica has entertained nearly one million people from all over Central NY with season after season of engaging theatre. Performances range from commercially proven plays and musicals to experimental “black box” productions that give budding talent a place to grow while cultivating the next generation that will continue the Players of Utica legacy.

We encourage you to invest in your community and the Players of Utica. Naming opportunities and memorial opportunities are available. Take this opportunity to remember a loved one or give your business or organization community-wide recognition by taking advantage of naming the stage, lobby, building or any part of the project.

To make a tax-deductible donation, make checks payable to “Players of Utica Building Fund” and mail to:

Players of Utica
PO Box 29
New Hartford, NY 13413

Or make your donation online HERE.

Here are more ways you can lend your support:

  • Buy a Season Subscription (see brochure or order form in the lobby).
  • Buy a paver or a star and be a part of history! $150–$500 (details below).
  • Sponsor a seat in the new theatre! $75 (details below).
  • Join Amazon Smile at and select Players of Utica (you’ll see a “Supporting” option on the top left of the page). A small percentage of your purchases goes to Players of Utica — and it doesn’t cost you a thing!
  • Use the Bing search engine’s Give option. Go to … switch the Give Mode to “On,” then click the “Change nonprofit” button and choose Players of Utica (you might have to type it in). Now every time you use the Bing search engine (use it instead of Google), points will be accumulated which will donate to Players. It doesn’t cost you anything! 
  • Take out an ad in our season programs.
  • Participate in our 50/50 raffles at performances.
  • If you own a business, donate your services.

Make your mark on local history! 

Players of Utica offers you a unique opportunity to leave your mark on local history. Your donation of just $150.00 to the Players of Utica Building Fund will place the name of your family, friend, loved one or business in “stars” at the entrance to the new theatre. Funds will be used for the continued construction and improvements to the theatre. A personalized engraved brick will be placed at the entrance just outside of the theatre that will herald your support of YOUR community theatre for years to come!

Add a GOLD Star! 

Increase your donation and you could have a brick paver (mentioned above) AND a Gold Star placed on the wall in the vestibule. This option is available with a donation of $500.00 to the Players of Utica Building Fund.

For your donation of $150, you will receive a personalized brick in front of the Players of Utica theater. For a $500 donation, you’ll receive your personalized brick AND a personalized Gold Star on the wall in the Players of Utica lobby. 


Our Sponsor-a-Seat Campaign is easy! 

Players of Utica has created this campaign to help generate funds to start construction in our mainstage theatre. Donors will be recognized by a brass nameplate permanently attached to the arm of a seat in our mainstage theatre. You can have a plaque made out in your name, the name of your group or business, or in memory of a loved one.

Seat Sponsorships will play an important role in assisting the Players of Utica with funding goals and allow us to open the mainstage theatre soon!

For your donation of $75, you will receive a nameplate and a certificate of sponsorship.