Ways To Donate
Annual gifts, whether large or small, have true power. They are integral to Johnson Hall’s character, and through the Annual Fund, everyone who loves Johnson Hall can contribute in a real way to strengthen and enrich performing arts programs for children and adults, and preserve the historic theater.
After years of building a performing arts organization with a growing audience base, excellent educational programs, strong community partnerships, and a reputation for artistic quality and fiscal responsibility, Johnson Hall has outgrown its current space and is ready to expand and complete renovations to its three-story, two-theater, state-of-the-art performing arts facility.
Within the last two years, in the challenging times we have been in, the rehabilitation of Johnson Hall increased to a cost of $8 million. Of this, $3 million (37%) will come from federal and state historic tax credits. The remaining $5 million (63%) will be funded with private support.
The completed facility will include:
- A 400-seat theater on the 3rd floor, with an upper balcony, raked seating to improve sight lines for all, and state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and projection equipment;
- A gracious lobby and concessions area, restrooms, and a green room/dressing room for performers on the 2nd floor;
- An expanded foyer and full-service box office on the ground floor;
- ADA-compliant access to all areas of the facility, including an elevator.
When renovations are complete, Johnson Hall will house two fully functional theaters, ensuring much greater flexibility for programming, and will be able to provide a full theater experience for schools attending our Artists in the Schools Program.
Johnson Hall intends to be an engine of economic opportunity for the Kennebec Valley community. Building on 150 years of entertainment in the old Opera House, we are committed to this goal and welcome any and all support from across the State and throughout the Northeast.
Exciting News! Construction has begun. We will continue to fundraise throughout the construction process, due to unforeseen price increases.
Click Here to Donate Online to the Renovation of Johnson Hall
Click Here to Donate Online in Memory of Logan Johnston
To donate by check, make the check out to Johnson Hall. Write “Capital Campaign” in the memo. Mail to Johnson Hall PO Box 777 Gardiner, ME 04345
Donate To Rick’s Cafe
This Is Rick: Help Rick Achieve His Dream of Opening “Rick’s Cafe”
Rick Dosedlo, our head Rick, has a dream. A dream to own his own bar and to name it “Rick’s Cafe.” You can help Rick Dosedlo build Johnson Hall’s new bar & concession area during our on-going rehabilitation of the theater.
The bar & concession area could be named “Rick’s Cafe” if Rick can find 99 like-minded Rick’s to join in his effort. $1,000 each for the $100,000 naming rights of that bar & concession area. If you are one of those 99, your name will be inscribed on the wall in the bar & concession area and when you come to a show, your first drink is on us!
Donate Below Online
To donate by check, make the check out to Johnson Hall. Write “Rick’s Cafe” in the memo. Mail to Johnson Hall PO Box 777 Gardiner, ME 04345
Take a Seat & Create a Legacy
Johnson Hall invites you to take-a-seat, an exciting opportunity to support its capital campaign in a meaningful way and to play a visible role in the renovation of its 1864 Opera House theater.
Honor a loved one, contribute as an individual or family, or promote your business. Name a seat and take a permanent place in the history of Johnson Hall!
All proceeds from the take-a-seat campaign will go toward the renovation of Johnson Hall.
To donate by check, print the pdf, fill it out and mail it in with a check. Make the check out to Johnson Hall. Write “Take a Seat Campaign” in the memo. Mail to Johnson Hall PO Box 777 Gardiner, ME 04345
Johnson Hall’s Endowment Fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding for Johnson Hall. When you establish an endowment fund, you are creating a permanent legacy of support for Johnson Hall.
You can name an endowment for yourself, your family, your friend, your company – the choice is yours. Your endowment will be recorded as “The [Name of Your Choice] Endowment Fund.”
To learn more or to give an endowment gift, contact Maureen Reed, Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reach A Captive Audience!
Advertise your business in the JH Season Program Booklet…The Very Best in Music, Theater, Comedy and Film!
JH Season Program Booklet is a full-color commemorative program that distributed to approx. 3,500 audience members at every show in the JH season. Our Season performances attract audiences of all ages from kids to young adults, adults and seniors! Our patron base extends throughout the greater Kennebec Valley and Central/Southern Maine! Our Season Booklet includes info on each performance and more! JH SEASON PROGRAM BOOKLET IS A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE ARTS AND ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS! Ads sales directly support JH’S programming!
Contact Maureen Reed, Development Coordinator at email@example.com for more information on how to become a season sponsor.
JH Needs Your Help
The cost of producing our shows and running our programs greatly exceeds the amount we receive from ticket sales. JH is only able to provide our extensive offerings because of our generous partners and sponsors.
Become a Proud Sponsor of the Arts — From professional performances to programs for kids and families, companies and foundations can support arts programming as we deliver a message to more than 7,500 patrons along the greater Kennebec Valley and throughout Central/Southern Maine each year.