Did you know?

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

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

How to Give

Snail Mail

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

Riverside Theatre
308 E Burlington St, Ste 304
Iowa City, IA 52240

Next Stage Campaign

Our Next Stage capital campaign is in full swing!  Click here for more information about how you can be a part of Riverside’s exciting move to the heart of downtown Iowa City. Please contact Development Director Aaron Stonerook at if you have any further questions about the capital campaign or your gift.

Amazon Smile

While shopping online on Amazon, use and choose Riverside Theatre as your desired organization. A portion of your eligible purchases will be donated to Riverside! (Don’t forget to bookmark and link for easier access.)

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 Development Director Aaron Stonerook 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 Aaron Stonerook at to make arrangements.

Sponsor a Production

Contact Aaron Stonerook 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 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 Aaron Stonerook at

Our Sponsors

The 2020–21 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.

Additional Fall 2020 support provided by Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, through the federal CARES Act.