David Haynes donated his time and tools to complete carpentry projects for Wait Until Dark.

We Need Your Help

Wayside Theatre is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on the help of our supporters in the Shenandoah Valley. All donations to Wayside are tax deductible.

There's More Than One Way to Help Wayside

Supporting your local theatre is about a lot more than just giving money. There are lots of ways that your time and energy help just as much, including the number one way to contribute to Wayside: your attendance at our shows. And just because we're a non-profit doesn't mean that helping us won't benefit your business. For more information about any of the suggestions below, don't hesitate to call the theatre at 540-869-1776 or email admin@waysidetheatre.org.

How You Can Help

Become a Subscriber

Becoming a subscriber is a great way to help us while you help yourself to some great local art. More than anything else, we love to see audience members packing our house. Subscriptions lower the per-ticket cost of live theatre and subscribing entitles you to special insider benefits. They are also a perfect gift for the loved one who has everything. Learn more here.


Your time is just as valuable as your money, and we need it. There are countless ways to volunteer at Wayside, including...

  • Usher a show (and you get a free ticket, too)
  • Help with fundraisers like the "Spring Fling" yard sale and "Classy Trash" sale
  • Assist at Wayside Special Events and Benefits
  • Give us a hand with bulk mailings as we get the word out
  • Contribute the unique services of your local business to our cause
  • Provide food for our dedicated interns and out-of-town actors
  • Join the P.R.O.P.S. guild
  • Help maintain the theatre building and our essential equipment like cars and mowers
  • Decorate the Curtain Call at Christmas
  • ...and many more. Your imagination is the limit!

Volunteers from the BB&T team from the United Way’s Day of Caring cleaned up landscaping around our theatre building and company housing.

Donate Items

Before you haul your next load to the recycle bins give us a call. Wayside Theatre is always in need of those items you may not have space for anymore. That desk or end table could be recycled into a prop for our next production. That table lamp may light up one of the rooms in our actor's housing. Buying a set of new pots and pans, or new pillows? We would be happy to help you recycle. Let Wayside help you recycle and claim a tax deduction as well.

The theatre offices are always on the lookout for equipment also.

To inquire about donations of household goods, decorations, fabric, appliances, and furniture, contact our technical directo at technicalDirector@waysidetheatre.org.

To offer donations of clothing and accessories, please contact the costume shop at costumes@waysidetheatre.org.


Wayside has partnered with a number of organizations that donate a portion of your purchase back to us! All you have to do is shop! Learn more about how to help Wayside while you shop!

Sponsor Us

We try to keep ticket prices affordable, and box office sales do not cover the cost of a typical production. Your help keeps us able to bring truly magical live theatre to the area. For sponsorship details, contact Thomasin Savaiano at admin@waysidetheatre.org.

Sponsor a Show

Make your business a star of the show as a Corporate Sponsor. Choose a single show of the entire season to sponsor and your company's name will be included in all advertising, press releases, and program information, as well as every page of this website. Every member of our audience will hear about your support of the arts as we introduce the performances each night.

Sponsor An Intern's Salary for a Week

That actor on stage, that person behind the concession counter, or that member of our staff you meet at this performance may be a member of this year’s Intern Company. Wayside Theatre’s Intern Company is nationally recognized, and the young people who begin their professional careers here act, build, sweep, mop, answer phones, make copies, and carry out the trash, and they do it all for only $120 a week.

Sponsor a Child In Our Acting Classes

Wayside Theatre’s Young Performers’ Workshop and Summer Camps offer young people a chance to learn not only about the theatre, but about teamwork, self discipline, and building confidence. By sponsoring a child for $250, you can help build tomorrow’s future today.

Sponsor a Wayside in the Classroom workshop for a school.

Many schools would like to offer our programs but do not have the budget to support it. By helping to sponsor one of these programs, you would be bringing theatre to many children who otherwise would not be able to participate.

Endow A Seat

We like our new seats and know you will too. For $400 you can endow one of the new seats and your name (or the text you designate) will be placed on a plaque on the back of the seat. We’ve got a limited number of seats available. This is a great way to let the world know how much you believe in Wayside Theatre and its mission.

Ron poses with our brand-new sign (which he donated) outside the Curtain Call Cafe.

Contribute to the Annual Campaign

Annual Campaign contributions provide funds for the day-to-day operations at Wayside. Donations to this campaign really do help us take care of all the many expenses involved in running the theatre. Think of all the copy paper, paper towels, and lumber we go through each season. You would be amazed at the long list of supplies we use. Our Annual Campaign officially kicks off each Fall, but we greatly appreciate donations any time during the year. Call 540-869-1776 if you would like to charge a donation to your credit card. You can mail your tax deductible donations to:

Wayside Theatre Annual Campaign
P.O. Box 260
Middletown, VA 22645

Buy a Brick on the "Sidewalk of Fame"

Our new "Buy a Brick" campaign will replace our front sidewalk with personalized, engraved bricks donated by our supporters. This will be an ongoing project as we redo the sidewalk along Second Street. Here's your chance to be immortalized forever for all to see! We can even do special bricks for your civic organization or business.

Bricks are available in 3 sizes...

  • 4" x 8" brick = $100 3 lines of personalized text, 21 characters per line
  • 8" x 8" brick = $250 5 lines of personalized text, 21 characters per line
  • 12" x 12" brick = $500 7 lines of personalized text. 23 characters per line

Click below for a brick order form or call Thomasin Savaiano at 540-869-1776.

Brick Order Form

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Advertise With Us

Help your business while you help us. Our customers can be your customers when you advertise with Wayside Theatre. We offer a wide range of advertising solutions that feature your organization in our magazine-size program and on our brand new website. From business card size to full-page color spreads, we have the right ad for your budget. And every ad comes with complimentary artwork assistance from our talented staff. Call 540-869-1776 for more information.

P.O. Box 260
7853 Main Street
Middletown, VA
contact info
phone: (540) 869-1776
email: info@waysidetheatre.org
hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday