Did you know?

  • Your donation to us is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Less than half of Riverside Theatre’s expenses are covered by ticket sales.
  • The support of individual donors is critical. Our donors are our collaborators and partners, enabling us to keep on producing relevant and engaging theatre experiences.

Riverside Theatre could not continue to produce professional theatre in Iowa City without the support of patrons like you! Every single gift has a major impact on the work we do.

How to Give


Just click the button below and you can make your donation right now!

Snail Mail

Want to save us from paying online processing fees? You can mail a check to Riverside Theatre at:

Riverside Theatre
119 E. College St.

Iowa City, IA 52240

Dedicate a Chair

Naming a chair is the perfect way to commemorate your support of the arts, honor a loved one with a meaningful gift, or memorialize arts enthusiasts who’ve passed on. Click here for more information.

Stuff Etc. Consignment

Cleaning out? Moving? Drop off items for consignment at the Coralville Stuff Etc and Riverside Theatre will receive the proceeds for your consigned items. Use consignor number 51791.

Company Match

Your company might have a matching program or give you a way to donate each pay period. Both are great ways of increasing the impact of your donation!

Make a Monthly Pledge

Pledges are a great way to turn small monthly donations into funds that sustain us through the year. Consider pledging $20, $50 or even $100 a month. By pledging an amount you are comfortable with each month, RT benefits from your ongoing support of the arts. You are able to make an even larger impact on our work, and it can be a lot less painful on your wallet! It is a win, win, win. Contact our Managing Director Irena Sarić at to make your pledge or use the “Donate Now” button at the top of this page to set a recurring transaction.

Round Up Your Tickets

You can make a financial donation to RT the next time you purchase a ticket. Consider rounding up your total to the nearest 5 or 0, or add a one-time donation to the order. You can also donate right now!

Donate Matured Stocks

Riverside Theatre is fully equipped to takes donations of matured stock of any value. Contact Irena Sarić at to make arrangements.

Sponsor a Production

Check out our sponsorship page or contact our Director of Education and Outreach, Kathleen Johnson at for more information.

In-Kind Donations.

As a non-profit organization, we greatly appreciate donations of goods and services! These donations qualify for a tax-deduction which we will document in a tax letter.

We always need these items:

  • Postage (either first class or postcard stamps)
  • Paper (8.5″ x 11″ or 8.5″, laser compatible or copy paper, white or colored)
  • Frequent Flyer Miles
  • Gift Cards for Menards, Ace, Lowes, Staples, Costco, Target, etc.
  • Paint brushes, handles/rollers, paint trays
  • Paint supplies
  • Tools

We also rely in-kind donations of services such as painting, electrical, plumbing, handyman, printing, advertising and more. If you or your company are willing to contribute services you think we might find useful, please contact our Production Manager Aaron Stonerook at

Planned Giving

Create a bequest in your will to Riverside Theatre, dedicated to any of our continuing programs. A percentage or a fixed amount allows you to make a significant gift that does not incur estate, inheritance, or gift taxes. You can also make Riverside a beneficiary of your life insurance plan or transfer ownership of it to the theatre, which makes premiums tax deductible.

Qualified Charitable Donations (QCD)

If you have a traditional IRA and are over the age of 70 you can make a QCD distribution to Riverside of up to $100,000 without incurring any taxes. To do so, simply contact the institution that holds your IRA account and let them know you’d like to make the donation, and they’ll get right to work.

Our Sponsors

The 2023–24 season is funded in part by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.