Support the Opera House

I want to make a tax deductible donation and be a Supporting Patron of the Elkader Opera House.
Please choose one of the following options:

Donate Online via PayPal or a Credit Card:




Mail a check to:
Elkader Opera House
Box 427
Elkader, IA 52043
Checks Payable to: “Elkader Opera House”
email us
to arrange for us to pick it up at your convenience.

Donation Levels:
$1,000 or more (Angel’s Circle)
$750-$999(Producer’s Circle)
$500-$749 (Director’s Circle)
$250-$499 (Designer’s Circle)
$100-$249(Choreographer’s Circle)
$50 – $99 (Playwright’s Circle)
$25 – $49 (Actor’s Circle)

Dear Friend and Patron of the Arts,

The Elkader Opera House Board is pleased to announce the 2016 Season of Events! This year we begin with “A Night At The Cabaret” – eight performers – comedy & entertainment – one night” by charismatic young regional talent on Saturday, March 5 at 7:00PM. As a special thank you to all our patrons, a reception will be held on stage immediately following this special free will donation fundraising event.

This season offers great exposure for your business; we want to give you an opportunity to get involved from the very beginning! Your support of the Elkader Opera House will aid us in bringing outstanding professional entertainers to truly one of the finest small historic theaters in the country, while keeping tickets at affordable prices.

As a supporting patron of the Elkader Opera House your business will be
*regularly listed in event programs
*publicly recognized by a theater lobby display
*eligible to purchase tickets two weeks before the general public

We are grateful for the support we have already received from a few local businesses and individuals. In our small community it is a challenge to create a positive cash flow. The budget for nationally known performers includes their artist fee ($3000-5000 minimum), food, lodging, lighting, sound, advertising, and a vast number of volunteers to staff the theater. These costs can easily total an additional $2000 or more above the artist fee depending on the amount of advertising dollars spent and/or the technical requirements needed.

The goal of this campaign is to expand involvement in supporting events. Your tax-deductible donation directly supports our fundraising efforts and also aids us in securing grants that need matching funds. Current business patrons had the name of their businesses seen by 6500 theater-goers who attended 15 events held in 2015! In addition many tour groups visited our community’s fascinating facility.

The Board’s goal is to continue to bring quality entertainment to the area for the general public and to annually offer an event that is geared to students. Your patron dollars will help us continue to provide live theater experiences to students who might otherwise be unable to afford them.

Elkader is fortunate to be home to one of the premier small historic theaters in America! Nationally known performers rave about the facility and the hospitality of our community, many plan to return. National talent agents have discovered the Opera House, contacting us regularly seeking to bring their entertainers. The popularity of the Opera House has developed it into a regional entertainment destination drawing from a wide area outside of Elkader and even out of Iowa.

This tourism draw for our community benefits everyone! At every performance we hear comments from people from out of town who have eaten here, shopped all day here, stayed a night or even weekend, or who are planning on returning with other friends or family in the future to attend events!

An additional way to support the Opera House is by a contribution made to the Elkader Opera House Endowment. If you would like more information about this fund, please let us know.

In case we have not heard back from you, a member of the board will be contacting you in the next couple weeks to answer any questions you may have. A donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Elkader Opera House Board:
Michelle Gifford, President
Kay Moser, Manager
Board Members: John Carnes,Tom Chandler, Terri Connell, Jennifer Garms, Bob Hankey, Rob Medberry, Margaret Stone

Our Vision:
“To be a vibrant destination offering enrichment through social, cultural and educational experiences.”

I want to make a tax deductible donation and be a Supporting Patron of the Elkader Opera House.
Please choose one of the following options:

Donate Online via PayPal or a Credit Card:




Mail a check to:
Elkader Opera House
Box 427
Elkader, IA 52043
Checks Payable to: “Elkader Opera House”
email us
to arrange for us to pick it up at your convenience.

Donation Levels:
$1,000 or more (Angel’s Circle)
$750-$999(Producer’s Circle)
$500-$749 (Director’s Circle)
$250-$499 (Designer’s Circle)
$100-$249(Choreographer’s Circle)
$50 – $99 (Playwright’s Circle)
$25 – $49 (Actor’s Circle)

Please RSVP by Feb. 26 if you will join us at the reception on stage following “A Night At the Cabaret” Sat., March 5, 2016 – 7PM.