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Flat Rock Playhouse Annual Fund

Gifts that help make the magic happen!


As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse annually raises funds to support ongoing, operating expenses of the theater. Unrestricted gifts allow the arts to thrive by underwriting production, maintenance, and administrative expenses as well as ensuring that Flat Rock Playhouse can continue to offer high-quality, hand-crafted, unique arts encounters for our community.


Ticket sales only cover a portion of our production expenses, and, as a donor to our annual fund, you make it possible for the show to go on. Unrestricted gifts to our annual fund are 100% tax-deductible.

Donations of any amount ensure support for:
- Producing our exciting hand-crafted seasons (from production materials to sales) (from production materials to sales), 

- Maintaining the beautiful Flat Rock Playhouse grounds and historic buildings,

- Arts accessibility in Western North Carolina, both for entertainment and employment, and

- The robust economic impact of the arts industry in the local economy. 


Annual fund gifts also support our education wing, Studio 52: Theater Arts Education. 

Studio 52 offers a range of programs for K-12th grade students as well as community education programs and professional development opportunities. Whether participating in a theater arts class, production, or field trip, local and regional students explore the arts as both a potential career path as well as to develop key life skills in creative problem solving, collaboration, and public speaking.

For more information, please get in touch with our Development Department at
828.693.0403 x 230 or

Our business hours are Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM.


To mail a check, please send to:

Flat Rock Playhouse

ATT: Development Office

PO Box 310







Over 75% of charitable gifts from individuals either come from cash or check – mainly because it’s so easy. However, we accept donations through a variety of methods that can make your gifts more impactful, tax-efficient, and convenient. 

  1. Stock & Assets - Have your representative reach out to us today at or 828.693.0731.

  2. IRA Charitable Distribution - If you are currently 70.5 years old or older, you can donate up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified nonprofit, such as Flat Rock Playhouse, WITHOUT paying income taxes on that amount. 

  3. Donor-Advised Funds - Ideal for donors who don’t want the expense and administrative hassles of establishing a private foundation. These funds are tax-deductible and usually established through foundations such as the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

  4. Matching Gifts - Check with your current or past employer to see if they have a Matching Gift Program for charitable giving. We have current accounts with IBM, ExxonMobil, and General Electric Company to name a few. 

  5. Cryptocurrency - Flat Rock Playhouse now accepts charitable donations via cryptocurrency here. Contact us at for more information or discover more here.

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