We need you!

As 2023 comes to an end, we want to take a moment to say thank you for supporting live theatre! At the Colonial Performing Arts Center, we value the importance of the performing arts and their profound impact on the individuals, communities and economies of the Monadnock region and beyond. The Colonial’s continued positive contributions to the community look like this:

  • Over 6,000 kids from 120 schools participating in a curriculum-based performance or outreach activity.
  • Our Community Scholarship programs providing free access to a live performance to nearly 250 low-to-moderate income seniors and families.
  • More than 36,000 patrons experiencing a variety of engaging live events and film.
  • Our programming generating roughly $4.5 million in spending in our local economy.

We are thrilled to celebrate The Colonial Theatre’s 100th Anniversary on January 29, 2024! We could not have reached this milestone without the sustained and generous support of our community. The array of first-rate cultural experiences that grace our stages and the economic contributions of our programming have enriched and unified the greater Monadnock community for generations. As we approach this historic milestone, we need your help to continue as the premier arts venue in our region.

Unrestricted annual support for our operations is vital. It provides revenue to help cover increased operating costs for programming, youth education, and day-to-day facility expenses. To that end, we hope you will consider an unrestricted year-end gift to the annual appeal.

It is our pleasure to once again provide you with exceptional performances and invite you to share in the uniquely life-affirming experience of the live performing arts. On behalf of The Colonial’s committed board, staff and volunteers, thank you for your continued support of our community’s nonprofit performing arts center.


For more information about the unrestricted Annual Appeal for programmatic support, please contact Sam Mathewes Clark, Director of Development, at sam.clark@thecolonial.org.