Ways to Give

There’s theater, and then there’s Paper Mill Playhouse. Celebrate the difference.

Your generosity makes a world of difference to help Paper Mill achieve excellence onstage and in the community. Every gift matters because ticket sales alone cover only 50% of our operating budget each year. Learn about the many ways to get involved so that Paper Mill can continue to create the best live theater, ensure access to the arts for all, lead groundbreaking educational initiatives, and safeguard the theater’s positive financial impact on businesses across New Jersey.

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Education & Community Programs

Paper Mill champions nearly 40,000 students each year with transformative educational programs that build creativity, confidence and cognitive skills through the experience of theater. For example, the Adopt-A-School Project offers middle and high school students in some of New Jersey’s most challenged communities a multi-year theater immersion at no cost to the school.
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General Operating Support

Paper Mill Playhouse is one of New Jersey’s premier cultural treasures. As a not-for-profit arts organization, Paper Mill offers unsurpassed artistry, barrier-free accessibility, innovative educational opportunities that celebrate diversity, and a commitment to improving the quality of life in communities statewide.
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Production Support

As a professional producing theater, Paper Mill is deeply committed to leading the way to create new musical theater and fresh interpretations of the classics by working and nourishing some of today’s best artists. From the lights to the costumes, your generous sponsorship makes our work onstage possible.
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Paper Mill Playhouse’s annual Gala Benefit at the Hilton Short Hills is always an exciting night featuring fabulous entertainment. All funds raised at the gala support Paper Mill’s inspiring artistic and education programs that provide access for all, as well as the unparalleled theater on the mainstage.
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Planned Giving

Play a role in the future of Paper Mill with a charitable gift within your estate planning. Your thoughtful support will leave a legacy that will sustain Paper Mill’s commitment to artistic excellence for generations to come.
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Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Pay tribute to a loved one or celebrate a special occasion with a memorial or honorary gift while supporting the work of Paper Mill’s mission. Your gift will be a lasting recognition for someone special in your life while making an important difference in the lives of those we serve.


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