Support Us

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to a singular mission: to engage the broadest possible audience in a fresh conversation about what is essential in Shakespeare’s plays. Nearly 40,000 people join us in this conversation each year under the tent, in venues across the Hudson Valley and through productions with our partners in New York City. As a 501c3 not for profit organization and a public trust, our theater belongs to you.

In choosing to support HVSF, you are helping to ensure the vitality of live theater in our community, the training for the next generation of professional actors, and the experience of bringing Shakespeare’s text to life for more than 45,000 students each year.

THANK YOU for your generous support!


There are many ways to for you to get more involved with HVSF. For more information please contact Catherine Taylor-Williams, Director of Development at 845-809-5750 x12 or


Make a gift of $1,500 or more and become a part of our most ardent, cherished group of supporters. Your investment in HVSF is rewarded with the finest service we have to offer including:

  • Complimentary house seats
  • Advance ticketing
  • Concierge service
  • Free exchanges
  • Invitations to special events and opening nights…and other excusive benefits.

HERE to join or learn more!


Join the Saints & Poets Society with a fully tax-deductible gift of $100-$1,499, and be in-the- know on all the latest HVSF productions, receive special ticket offers, drink tickets and special discounts at the concessions tent, and join a vibrant community of enlightened HVSF audience members.

Click HERE to join or learn more!


Make a one-time tax-deductible gift. We welcome philanthropic gifts of any amount. Every gift counts!


A matching gift form from your employer means greater benefits for you! You will be recognized at the donor level of the combined gift amount.


We are happy to accept gifts of stock. The IRS provides one of its most significant tax breaks for donations of appreciated securities.


HVSF welcomes all individuals and couples who have generously included HVSF in their estate plans and/or as beneficiary of a charitable trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy.

Please contact our Development Office for more information on legacy giving at 845-809-5750 ext. 12.


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