Put yourself in good company.
Help us build The New Keegan Theatre.
The Keegan Theatre has always been about people. The community of actors, directors and designers who define us. The many donors who have sustained us over the years. And the audiences whose growth has been a constant vote of confidence. We are truly in good company!
Now these folks and the broader Washington community are helping us renovate and purchase the theater we call home. Several large donors have put the project in motion. But relying on just a few wouldn’t be The Keegan Way. That’s why we’re inviting our thousands of friends and supporters to be the heart of our vision.
The Good News:
The New Keegan Theatre is on the way! Thanks to generous donations, we are halfway to our $4 million dollar goal to fully modernize the Church Street Theater.
Together, we need to raise the rest.
The new Keegan Theatre will give us the facility we need to best serve our audiences, our neighborhood, and the artists who create our shows. The renovations will:
- Open up the lobby with outdoor glass vestibule and three-story contemporary design, while retaining the unique and historic external beauty of the existing building
- Add modern new restrooms – on main lobby and upper mezzanine levels!
- Make the theater ADA-accessible
- Install more comfortable seats in a pleasing configuration with added legroom
- Upgrade lighting, sound, rigging and temperature-control systems
- Expand the space behind the stage to better accommodate production development and staging
- Fully excavate an additional basement level
- Provide classroom and rehearsal space
The New Keegan Theatre will give us the facility we need to best serve our audiences, our neighborhood, and the artists who create our shows. But a big challenge remains.
We’re Offering You a Part:
Join our cast of 8,000 streaming donors. Become part of the good company that’s building our future.
The Keegan Way. It’s about people all pulling together. It’s how we got here – totally funded by ticket sales and private donations. And as the politicians say, “we’re gonna dance with the ones that brought us.”
That’s why we’re inviting every Friend of Keegan Theatre – all the 8,000 or so FOKTs out there – to contribute $100. When you do, we will take your picture in our newly installed Keegan photo booth. Your photo will take its place ‘in good company,’ streaming continuously in the renovated lobby — your permanent place as a Friend of Keegan Theatre.
We also have plans for fundraising events and naming opportunities that you can read more about. But just as we’ve kept our ticket prices affordable for all, we want to let all of our supporters to be a part – and the heart – of this exciting new performance facility. It’s The Keegan Way!