Happy 100th to KU Theatre!

Raised toward our $30,000 Goal
31 Donors
days left
Project ends on May 31, at 11:55 PM CDT
Project Owners

We're Halfway There! Help Us Reach our Goal!

May 06, 2024

KU Theatre marked 100 years since its founding with a season that garnered enormous community buzz and attendance. Let's keep it going as we close out the academic year. Our Centennial Production Fund LaunchKU initiative has arrived at the mid-way point en route to our $30,000 goal. We're so close to unlocking the $5k Friends of Theatre & Dance (FROTH) challenge gift. Please help us get there. Celebrate our past and elevate our future. This fund will allow visiting guest artists from the coasts to engage with students and faculty on the hill, enable us to purchase state-of-the-art equipment, and provide the opportunity to produce new works, containing voices and themes relevant to our students, with first-class elements and execution.

It's a busy and sentimental time of year with Jayhawks flying the nest and participating in recognition ceremonies. Giving feels good, and that feeling has a lasting quality. This opportunity allows you to benefit future generations of creative Jayhawks who participate in our shows and keep the applause going for our students well into the future. It only takes a few minutes make a gift to the Centennial Production Fund or share the link, https://www.launchku.org/theatre100, on your social media profile. We appreciate your support for KU Theatre and Dance students ever so much!

Choose a giving level



Be a “ten dollar founding father”!


Golden Ticket

In 1923, a ticket to our first production, The Devil’s Disciple at the Bowersock Theatre, cost $1. Today, our top ticket price is $25, with discounts for students, seniors, and KU employees. Help us keep theatre affordable for our community!


Rising Stars

Charles “Buddy” Rogers graced the KU stage before starring opposite Clara Bow in Wings (1927), the first film ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. A century later numerous KU alums have made their mark on stage and screen, thanks to the support of stars like you.


A Century of Excellence

The perfect donation to mark 100 Years of KU Theatre. Help us secure the next 100!


You’re On, Kid!

More than 3,000 KU students have acted on our stages since 1923. Your gift allows us to provide this transformative experience to future generations and to cultivate a culture where young artists are encouraged to dream of the future they want to see in the industry.


The Producers

The University Theatre experience prepares students for careers in the arts, education and beyond. Help us raise the curtain on another century.



Your gift will continue to support theatre production at KU year after year.