Help LCT inspire young imaginations with a gift to our Open Stages Education Program! 

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Thanks to a generous matching gift from LCT’s Education Committee, your gift will be DOUBLED when you donate by December 31!

All season long, more than 4,000 New York City public high school students take their rightful places in our audience. For some, Open Stages means a first visit to the theater and to Lincoln Center. Both the students and the theater are transformed. 

"In a world that puts a premium on competition, I'm so grateful that, from an early age, I was exposed to the COLLABORATIVE nature of theater. It changed my world view and gave me that most valuable and necessary tool: empathy. We can use the joy of theater to pass inclusiveness along to the next, increasingly open-minded generation."

— Christian Borle

Your fully tax-deductible contribution goes 100% into bringing the unforgettable experience of live theater to New York City's public school students, on our stages and in their classrooms.

Your gift of $50 sends one student to an LCT matinee and post show talk-back with the cast.

Your gift of $75 furnishes classroom materials for a theatrical design challenge for 90 students.

Your gift of $125 puts a teaching artist in a classroom for a theater workshop.

Your gift of $250 provides resource guides to Open Stages classroom teachers to prepare their students for an upcoming show at LCT.

Your gift of $500 buys copies of a Shakespeare play for 150 students.

Your gift of $1,000 gives 25 students two in-class theater workshops AND free tickets to an LCT matinee and post-show talk-back with the cast.

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