Save Me a Seat! Wheelock Family Theatre Renovation

Help make Wheelock Family Theatre even more accessible for children and families for generations to come!

WFT is launching a comprehensive renovation plan for our 650-seat theatre building. Our first priority is upgraded seating to better serve families with young children and patrons who use adaptive equipment. With a $100,000 challenge grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, we’re on our way! But to make the match and meet our goal, we need help from friends like you.

Show your commitment to Wheelock Family Theatre and help us meet the MCC challenge with a gift of $1,000. We’ll recognize your generosity with a plaque, installed on one of our new seats, with the inscription of your choice. Whether you commemorate your family’s involvement, recognize a favorite actor or production, or salute WFT’s 35-year history of creating accessible, inclusive professional theatre, your words will become a permanent part of the Theatre you love.

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Support Wheelock Family Theatre

We at Wheelock Family Theatre are proud of our commitment to keep the quality of our productions high and our ticket prices affordable ― but we can't do that without the support of those generous institutions and individuals who value our work and understand the contribution we make to the community. Ticket income covers only about two-thirds of our costs — won't you help us cover the other third?

Individual Opportunities

Individual Patrons

We are grateful to the many individuals who contribute to Wheelock Family Theatre's Annual Fund. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible, and provides invaluable support to our operations.

To find out more about this program or to make a gift in any amount, please contact Kay Elliott at 617.879.2252 or, or send a check to Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215. You can also donate online using the button below.

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“Fourth Decade” Patrons

Our “Fourth Decade” program, established at the time of our 30th anniversary in 2011, is a special program for our most generous individual patrons. These individuals have committed to making a major gift in each of the next three years, and we are very grateful for their support. To find out more about this program, contact Kay Elliott at 617.879.2252 or

Susan Kosoff Legacy Fund

This special fund was created in 2012 to honor Susan Kosoff, Co-Founder and longtime Producer of Wheelock Family Theatre, upon her retirement. Proceeds from the Legacy Fund are used to underwrite affordable-access programs and scholarships that allow young people to attend WFT performances and participate in classes and workshops regardless of their families’ financial means.

To make a contribution to the Legacy Fund, please contact Kay Elliott at 617.879.2252 or, or send a check to Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 Riverway, Boston, MA 02215. You can also donate online using the button below.

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Corporate Partners

Wheelock Family Theatre's Corporate Partners program gives companies the opportunity to support our family-friendly mission while gaining valuable recognition for their company with our audience.

For an annual investment of $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000, our corporate partners receive :

  • The opportunity to promote the company to our audience, through ads and notices in front of 30,000 people at our performances.
  • Visibility with the broader public through more than 150,000 exposures on marketing materials, including our website, email blasts, and printed marketing materials.
  • A generous allotment of complimentary tickets, providing enjoyable, accessible entertainment occasions for the company's employees and clients and their families.
  • The opportunity to connect the company with an organization that is known for its long-standing commitment to Greater Boston's children and families.

For more information about the Corporate Partner Program, please contact Kay Elliott at 617.879.2252 or

Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved backstage at Wheelock Family Theatre. Join the hundreds of volunteers who keep our theatre running smoothly by ushering, house managing, sewing costumes, working backstage, designing posters, and more! Or find out about our “Friends of WFT” program by contacting Charles Baldwin at

Local Business Advertising

Local businesses can place advertisements in our season of theatre program books and reach the 30,000 people who attend Wheelock Family Theatre performances annually.

Download Our Advertising Program PDF

Local restaurants who participate in our restaurant sponsor program are featured in the restaurant map on our website. Many of our restaurant sponsors and other neighborhood merchants offer deals and discounts to theatre patrons to drive traffic to their businesses.

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To find out more about advertising with WFT, contact Charles Baldwin at 617.879.2147 or

Institutional Supporters

We are grateful for the generosity of the following corporations, foundations, and government agencies who have provided invaluable support to WFT and our programs.

  • Actors' Equity Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • Boston Cultural Council
  • Boston Parents’ Paper
  • Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation
  • Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation
  • Jane B. Cook Charitable Trust
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Mathworks
  • PARTNERS+Simons
  • Peabody Foundation
  • Wheelock College
  • Yawkey Foundation

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Your contribution is fully tax-deductible, and provides invaluable support to our operations.

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Wheelock Family Theatre maintains a wonderful commitment to expand beyond audiences of privilege. The company offers closed captioning, sound enhancement devices, sign language interpreters for select performances, low ticket prices throughout the run, and an incredible cast of diverse races and ethnicities. This is the way theater should be 

– Matthew Small of the Talkin' Broadway Boston Regional Review