Support Us

Thank you for your generous support!

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to a singular mission: to engage the broadest possible audience in a fresh conversation about what is essential in Shakespeare’s plays. Over 35,000 people join us in this conversation each year under the tent, in venues across the Hudson Valley and through productions with our partners in New York City. As a 501c3 not for profit organization and a public trust, our theater belongs to you.

In choosing to support HVSF, you are helping to ensure the vitality of live theater in our community, the training for the next generation of professional actors, and the experience of bringing Shakespeare’s text to life for more than 50,000 students and educators each year. Thank you!

Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a difference at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival! For more information about giving, please contact Catherine Taylor-Williams, Director of Development at 845-809-5750 x12 or

Festival Circles Program

Make a gift of $1,500 or more and become a part of our most ardent, cherished group of supporters. Your investment in HVSF is rewarded with the finest service we have to offer, from complimentary house seats to exclusive special events! LEARN MORE >

Saints & Poets Society

With a fully tax-deductible gift of $100-$1,499, you could be in-the-know on all the latest HVSF productions, receive special ticket offers, enjoy drink tickets and special discounts at the concessions tent, and join a vibrant community of audience members! LEARN MORE >

Make a Donation

Make a tax-deductible donation online or by mail to Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, 143 main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516. We welcome gifts of any amount! DONATE NOW >

Matching Gifts

A matching gift form from your employer means greater benefits for you! You will be recognized at the donor level of the combined gift amount. DONATE NOW >

Stock Gifts

We are happy to accept gifts of stock. The IRS provides one of its most significant tax breaks for donations of appreciated securities.

Legacy Giving

HVSF welcomes all individuals and couples who have generously included HVSF in their estate plans and/or as beneficiary of a charitable trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy. For more information, please contact our Development Office at 845-809-5750 ext. 12.


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