The long-term disruption of the pandemic has taken a toll on our finances, which has forced us to pause programming as we focus on our impact and business model.

Not all kids have access to the arts. As we approach our 20th season, we need your support to help share the spotlight with the thousands of children from low-income communities who benefit from our Outreach programs.

We are launching a Save Our Stage campaign with the goal of raising $750K by July 1st. We already have a commitment of $75K!

We need your partnership…a donation will be an investment in children and the future they help create!

Questions regarding how you can support- Please contact Gabrielle Chapple –

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 Donors who give between $100-$2,499 help maintain day to day operations; such as teacher trainings, costumes and props for our award-winning Academy program, and Student Matinees to name a few.

Students sit in a circle doing the same hand movements while smiling.Donors who give between $2,500-$9,999 help support higher level planning and programming that links our mission & values .

For example, support for our newly developed community outreach program and seasoned education outreach program provides several flexible and easy-to-implement specialized workshops and residency programs. The majority of our outreach work focuses on student populations in underserved communities, who attend schools with a 60% or higher free or reduced lunch percentage. 

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We are still in rebuild mode and ticket sales alone do not cover the costs of our productions and outreach programs. Without Angel Supporters providing gifts of $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, and more – our work to entertain and inspire thousands of children and families would not be possible.

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Your Business, Our Audience

Customize a partnership and have the opportunity to support children throughout the Bay Area, as well as align your company’s charitable mission with our award-winning theatre and community outreach programs that inspire thousands of children and families. 

Questions? Contact Gabrielle Chappple at

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You can double your support of Bay Area Children’s Theatre by having your gift matched by your employer. Contact your employer to find out if they match charitable gifts and request a match.   

Questions? Contact Gabrielle Chapple at (We can help provide communication and acknowledgment of your gift.)


“I was so moved by the first and only show I experienced with my four-year-old son. Maybe because we were going through a tough time, and being in that theatre with all of the amazing acting lifted our spirits like no other.”

Mom of  4-year-old child at Elephant & Piggie

Keeping Our Mission Alive!

BACT has always approached our programming in a unique and contemplative manner. Taking proactive steps to understand the needs of the communities we serve while also pushing towards innovative learning techniques to help expand children’s horizons. This season has presented several obstacles all stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, yet our shows have been selling out, classes are booking up, in-school outreach programs are being taught, and families are coming back to the theatre with renewed excitement and fervor. We are fighting hard to keep BACT alive and this is a turning point for us and a true emergency for the viability of the company. Your insight and support are very much needed now more than ever.

Onstage Theatre

This past season we invited over 4,000 adults and children back to in-person outdoor theatre through our productions of Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus at California Shakespeare Theatre and two other Bay Area locations. The Imaginaries (an original musical) opened to sold-out audiences and reached nearly  6,000 adults and children through this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that marked BACT’s 100th production! In our current season, we are offering some family favorites: Llama Llama, Elephant and Piggie, A Year With Frog and Toad, and more!

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Academy Premier Theatre Training

Our Academy Studio is a dedicated home for our award-winning Advanced Performers program and our extensive theatre education classes and camps. Serving nearly 400 students our Academy also offers a robust scholarship program holding two-five spots per class/camp for scholarship recipients. We have been able to grant 100% of all scholarship requests to families who need the support.

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Outreach Programs

As educators continue to face a mountain of obstacles this school year it is important that providing in-school theatre arts programming is not one of them. All BACT community outreach programs are 100% free to schools and educators. We reached nearly 17,000 students in grades K-8th this last school year by providing several flexible and easy-to-implement specialized workshops and residency programs and we are on track to reach 25,000 students this school year. BACT is focused on introducing children of all backgrounds to the excitement of theatre and ensuring every child has access to arts education.