When you (or your company) sponsor STAGES Youth Theater, you are helping hundreds of young people unlock their self-discovery while participating in our nurturing and inclusive theater classes and rehearsals each week. Sponsorship support from our community is essential to making all of these programs more affordable and accessible for even more of Maine’s young people.

Your sponsorship also aligns your name or business brand with a cherished and highly-regarded local institution with a long history. Guided by a strong mission and a deeply engaged staff and board of directors, STAGES has served young people, their families, and their educators for the past 15 years – including the last 2+ extraordinary years of innovative, uninterrupted, pandemic-adapted programming – online, in-person, and in school partnerships across Southern Maine.

We know from our past and current students that the lasting impact of our programs is far bigger than size of our small business operation. Your sponsorship support is a vote of confidence in the STAGES Youth Theater mission and people, and will help us expand our programs and reach as we move forward into the next 15 years.

We can’t do it without you – our community. There are many ways for you/your business to support our programs, and we invite you to consider some of them below. Thank you for your interest in the future of STAGES Youth Theater – we look forward to hearing from you!

How You/Your Company Can Support STAGES Youth Theater!


Sponsor the upcoming STAGES season including a year of classes, camps and shows – including SEUSSICAL JR (produced with Breakwater School), LES MISERABLES, SENSE & SENSIBILITY and our TBA Summer 2023 shows.

Sponsorships are available at three levels and include the following recognition opportunities as a thank you for your generous support!

$250-$499 LEVEL

  • Recognition as a sponsor on the STAGES website
  • Recognition as a sponsor in all playbills in the season
  • A thank you post on our social media accounts

$500-$999 LEVEL

  • All previously mentioned, and:
  • Recognition in all live and/or recorded pre-show speeches this season
  • Recognition as a sponsor on a banner in the lobby all season

$1,000+ LEVEL

  • All previously mentioned, and:
  • Recognition as a sponsor in all newsletters this season
  • Opportunities to display promotional materials/products in lobby all season

Please email Managing Director Stacey Koloski (stacey@stagesacademy.com) with any questions or to secure your season sponsorship of any level. Your gift can be processed online or by check following the instructions below. Thank you for believing in the magic of youth theater!

Or, checks (made payable to STAGES Youth Theater) can be mailed to (or dropped off at)
STAGES Youth Theater, 202 Woodford St, Portland ME 04103.
Thank you so much for your support!

“Being able to think outside of the box and put yourself out there, especially as a child, teaches you how to be a confident, well-rounded person. I know I don’t know where I would be without youth theater.”

Eliza Skidgel, STAGES Alum & Employee

“When you graduate from STAGES you wish you could do it all over again. STAGES helped me grow as a person and I truly miss it.”

DJ Nicholas, STAGES Alum