When you donate to Tears of Joy Theatre you are giving to children in the Portland Metro area and across North America, including Canada and exotic Idaho.

We perform for tens of thousands of children and families. From libraries to schools to large venues. Always with time for questions and hands on instruction. We go to places where no other live theater will go. Help us continue this and thank you.

What does your contribution provide?

  • 277 touring performances serving over 95,000 people.
  • 61 public performances in the Portland Metro area seen by nearly 12,000 people.
  • 4,100 students reached via our residency and after-school programs

In total, Tears of Joy Theatre will reach over 111,000 people. Additionally, we provide artists with paying positions. We are proud that one of our core values is that we “treat the artist as a professional”. Without our artists, there would be no Tears of Joy Theatre.

It takes more than ticket sales to pay for our programming. A significant portion of our revenue comes from donations. Individual contributions play a large role in securing private and government grants. Funders look at the number of people that donate and the amount of donations received. A strong showing of support from individuals provides grant makers with the confidence that the organization is loved and will be around for a long time.