Theatre illuminates what life is
— Alvina Krause



Annual Giving donors provide the foundation for the theatre’s thought-provoking and lively productions, innovative educational programs, and the creation of new work. Your annual gift provides access to the Ensemble Circles, each level named for a favorite playwright. These benefits are another way to thank you for making BTE happen!

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Your generosity in annual giving extends well beyond financial support--donors enliven audiences, bring enthusiasm to special events, and create the vitality that makes BTE central to the arts in Bloomsburg and the region. You understand that art matters!

Become an Ensemble Circle member today!

BTE thanks you for your support!



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Annual giving donations can be one time gifts or made throughout the year. Many donors are choosing the option of automatic monthly donations through a bank account or credit card which spreads their donation out over a period of time and helps BTE with its budgeting process.

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Send your check to: BTE Annual Giving, 226 Center Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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Give us a call at (570) 784-5530 ext 102


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Scene from one of BTE’s play.

BTE, as our founding director said, “illuminates what life is.” You are the crucial point that activates our shows. You make theatre illuminate what life is. You make BTE everything that is: a vital part of a community, a center for arts education, a meeting point for the community to laugh, to cry, to live, but most of all—a theatre. Thank you so much for making BTE all that it is. Thank you for engaging with Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.

BTE is able to bring live theatre to the Columbia Montour region and beyond not just through earned income, which accounts for 45% of our annual budget, but primarily through the generosity of supporters like you. Philanthropic support accounts for 55% of our total budget. Your support extends past our budget--it allows our shows to happen, it allows Treefest to serve our town, it allows for so many smiles, so many moments of connection, so much of what makes this community.

Your support allows Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble to catalyze our community. Most of all, it allows us to achieve our mission – to awaken the imagination, provoke questions, and embolden the spirit. By presenting, encouraging and inspiring creativity, BTE takes a primary role in creating the vibrancy of our community.

You make this community everything that it is. BTE helps to make it all happen. Your support allows us to take a primary role in the vibrancy our community.