Support The Murphy Theatre

Simply put, we can’t do it without you. The most sincere, heartfelt gratitude and thank you’s to everyone that helps make The Murphy Theatre a magical place. There are so many ways to get involved and be a patron of the arts. Find one that’s right for you, or if you have an idea – let us know and we’ll see if we can make it happen!

Corporate Sponsors

The financial and physical support of our local businesses and organizations is paramount to the success and survival of the Murphy Theatre. Businesses can choose to support our programming through a partial sponsorship of the season or by sponsoring one of our shows in exchange for advertising, complimentary tickets for their guests, and the satisfaction of helping to provide the local community with first-class entertainment. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorships or becoming a stakeholder in the success of the theatre, contact our Executive Director Maretta Alden at for more information.

Individual Patrons

Those individuals who love the arts and love The Murphy Theatre as much as we do are the lifeblood of this venue. Without their generous support, we couldn’t put on all the great shows that we do. Sincerely, and from the bottom of our collective hearts, we thank you for your support and generosity.


Celebrity $3,000 +
Headliner $1,500 – $2,999
Producer $1,000 – $1,499
Director $500 – $999
Stage Manager $250 – $499
Cast $150 – $249
Understudy $50 – $149

Sponsorship Opportunities, Donations, Endowments & Planned Giving


The easiest and most flexible giving option, gifts of cash can be made at any time and at any level. If you’re thinking about making a gift over $250, Our development team can work with you to set up a pledge payment plan to make your donation in several installments, if desired. Outright cash gifts can be made with cash, check or credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express). As with many of our giving options, outright cash gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law – check with your tax professional about your individual circumstances.


A gift made in the name of someone else can be a touching tribute to a friend or family member, or a unique way to recognize significant events such as birthdays and anniversaries. Like outright gifts of cash, honorary or memorial gifts can be made at any time and at any level, with cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express).  Contact the development department for more information.


The Murphy Theatre Foundation provides you with the opportunity to create a lasting legacy while ensuring the future of the arts in Clinton County A permanent endowment, The Murphy Theatre Foundation provides financial security for Wilmington’s artistic, educational, and community programming for many years to come. Gifts to the TMTF can provide you with not only a tax deduction but can also help you avoid estate taxes in the future. Your planned gift will do more than support The Murphy Theatre and its missions – your generosity will also provide great benefits for you and your family.Making a planned gift can be as simple as making a call and initiating a discussion. With every gift, our professional advisors can help you choose the option that best accomplishes your goals for both the TMTF and your family.