Kickshaw Theatre

Gifts of all sizes make a difference

Support Kickshaw Theatre!

Why support Kickshaw?

Curiosity makes for a rich and satisfying life.

Kickshaw asks audiences and artists to bring their curiosity to the theatre. Rather than be told to “sit back, relax, and enjoy the show," we ask people to lean in, to engage in the energy of the room, to actively attend to the story unfolding around them. When you’re curious, you are open to connecting with new people and experiences.

Theatricality is something you can’t get from a screen.

Kickshaw presents stories that are unfamiliar, plays that are “hidden gems.” In contrast to the realism achieved in television and film, we celebrate that magic that happens in live performance. We bring stories to life on stage that have an element of surprise, which don’t follow the path we’re all used to.

Kickshaw will make great art that brings more acclaim to Ann Arbor.

Our strategy is to build slowly, managing our resources with wisdom, while making art that keeps Ann Arbor on the map as a fun, funky, arts-loving community with a world-class regional theatre.

Kickshaw honors the trust of its donors through mindful management of resources. 

Learn more about how we produced The Electric Baby for $39,000, which was $6,000 under our projected budget. 

YOU will be the reason we can keep telling compelling, captivating stories that create connection. 

Whatever the reason you are in our corner, your generosity is the key to making Kickshaw possible: your donations, your ticket purchases, your kind words.

what’s next?

Our goal is to build Kickshaw to be a world-class regional theater that encourages professional artists to live and work in Ann Arbor, and becomes a destination for audiences seeking fresh, innovative art.


Contact us at or 734.203.0556.

The Electric Baby,  2016 .  credit :   Sean Carter Photography

The Electric Baby, 2016. creditSean Carter Photography

Kickshaw Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

become part of the Kickshaw Society

All individuals making a one-time gift will be recognized on our website and in programs. They will also enjoy:

Sidekicks (up to $99)
 *Ability to purchase tickets before the general public

Buddies ($100-$499)
 *One complimentary ticket

Pals ($500-$999)
 *Two complimentary tickets

Friends ($1,000-$2,499)
 *Four complimentary tickets
 *Enjoy a behind the scenes look at a production

Kindred Spirits ($2,500-$4,999)
 *Six complimentary tickets
 *VIP seating

Best Friends Forever($5,000-$9,999)
 *Eight complimentary tickets
 *An invitation to a table reading with the cast

Soulmates ($10,000+)
 *Ten complimentary tickets
 *Dinner with the Executive Director and Artistic Director

Gifts of all sizes make a difference. 

How to Give:

Donate online or mail your check, payable to Kickshaw Theatre, to: Kickshaw Theatre, 3415 Woodlea Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Kickshaw proudly operates under a Small      Professional Theatre Contract with AEA.     

Kickshaw proudly operates under a Small      Professional Theatre Contract with AEA.