dear shotgun supporter...

Each year we reach out to our supporters to request donations in support of Artist Fees for the upcoming season.  Tickets, chocolate chip cookie sales and theatre rentals only cover half of our budget, so we use your donations to pay the salaries of our actors, playwrights and designers. When it comes right down to it, they are the heart of our organization.

Your donation also allows us to make our theatre more affordable. The first week of every show is pay-what-you-can, our summer show is (still!) free admission and even our regular ticket prices are less than most other theatres. By becoming a Shotgun Philanthropist you not only support our artists – you also make it possible for the rest of your community to experience the joys of live theatre.

And click here to check out our donor benefit packages!

Making art is our way of making the world a better place. And isn’t that something we all want?

To donate, please click here.


Patrick Dooley
Artistic Director


  Shotgun Players | 1901 Ashby Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94703 | 510-841-6500