Why Support Us

Robert Pemberton, Johnny Lee Davenport, and Lindsay Crouse in Driving Miss Daisy (2013). Photo credit: Gary Ng.


Professional Theater at its Best
As Cape Ann’s only professional theater company, we strive to present summer professional theater on par with what you see in Boston or New York. After all our moniker is “Off-Broadway on the Harbor!”


Every season we present a diverse range of theater. From new plays or Massachusetts premieres, performances of newly-commissioned local works, to play readings, the Gloucester Stage Company is one of the founders of the Rocky Neck Arts Colony and is rapidly becoming a cultural hub for the performing arts on Cape Ann.

A Rich Legacy
For 36 years, Gloucester Stage Company (GSC) has brought people together to experience the transformative power of storytelling through live theater. We hope you will leave the theater feeling a lot different than when you arrived, since that is the transformative power of this art form. However, we have to invest in the future so that we can sustain live professional theater in our community.

Support from Your Community
Since our founding in 1979, GSC has been embraced by a generous community of donors committed to supporting world-class, professional theater here on Cape Ann. Each year, more than 50% of all contributions to GSC come from individuals and families. We depend on their support to produce award-winning work on our stage, to serve many students per year through our education classes and workshops, and to provide free programs to underprivileged communities, individuals and schools. In appreciation for your gift, we always thank you with a list of benefits.

Eyes on Our Future
We know you believe that live theater should remain a valuable art form and that it should be thriving. We know you believe that we need to continue to support a new generation of future award-winning playwrights like Israel Horovitz, our first Artistic Director, in developing the next generation of homegrown actors and directors. To fulfill this mission, please consider making a contribution now so we can develop new audiences for tomorrow to sustain live theater, one of the oldest of art forms.