Make a Donation


This magnificent old theatre is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of funding needed to cover overhead is raised with donations provided by Corporate sponsors, grants, and individual donations. Every donated dollar is used to fulfill the mission of the Opera House and keep this remarkable facility alive with activity and looking beautiful. Below are ways to help secure its legacy. Please email or call if you have any questions about making a gift. Thank you for your support!

general donations

General Donation Fund

The Opera House is happy to accept general donations in any amount. Your tax- deductible contribution will help offset the cost to operate and maintain this historic landmark and also help to continue to bring the entertainment and educational programs to Central Kansas. As part of its mission, the Opera House offers everyone the opportunity to experience arts and culture, regardless of age, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. Your donation will help it continue this effort.

Harold Schlender Building Preservation Fund

Preserving the Building for Generations to Come

The Harold Schlender Building Preservation Fund, established in honor of the late Harold Schlender, a remarkable individual known for his tireless dedication to the restoration and preservation of the Opera House. Donations, encouraged on a monthly basis, reflect Harold’s commitment and aim to secure resources for facility upkeep.

adopt a seat

A Gift for Always

For a lasting legacy, either personal or on behalf of a business, the Opera House has several opportunities for named gifts. Theatre seats are available for adoption in three price levels and offer an armrest plaque that can be inscribed with a message of your choosing. Other, larger named gift opportunities include the concession stand, ladies lounge, men’s lounge, dressing rooms, and refreshment carts. Named gifts are a great way to show support for this amazing community facility. Contact us for more information and to get the process started.