Solvang Theaterfest is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on the support of our community members to help us bring the performing arts to Solvang Festival Theater. Every contribution we receive plays an essential role in support of our mission and allows us to remain a vital and vibrant part of the Santa Ynez Valley community for not only your generation, but for future generations. Become a donor today!



Building the Future

The $4.7 million Capital Campaign for Solvang Festival Theater

After almost 50 years, our beloved outdoor theater needs a renewed community investment — to ensure safety, accessibility, and structural integrity — and to enhance audience experience.

Ongoing Operations

Enable Solvang Festival Theater to bring more programs and events—live concerts, comedy, children’s programming—to meet the community’s changing needs. Plus, provide a venue for other local nonprofits to raise funds for their own good causes.

Even in the best of times, Solvang Festival Theater relies on donations and sponsorships. During the pandemic, we have been unable to augment these funds with ticket sales—your generosity is needed now more than ever.



Individual Giving

Every contribution you make plays a vital role in keeping Solvang Festival Theater as a beloved gem of the Santa Ynez Valley community. Whether making donations throughout the year— or sponsoring a concert or other event—we can’t do it without you. Please help us keep the lights on!

Imagine! Capital Campaign

Act now—play your part to rebuild this community treasure for future generations. Give on behalf of yourself, as a tribute to a loved one, or to honor a special occasion. Now is the time to express your generosity to positively impact the lives of the entire community.

Lewellen Memorial Tower Fund

Honor the memory of community leader and retired judge, Royce Lewellen—one of the original visionaries who imagined and built our beloved 700-seat outdoor theater back in 1974.

Stock Gifts

A donation of stock can be a win-win with significant tax benefits for you and greater impact for Solvang Theaterfest. Easy to make by electronic transfer or by donating stock certificates—ask your tax professional.


To learn more, call Jessica Talmadge at (805) 686-1789.


Corporate Giving & Sponsorships

Corporate giving is a way for your business to be generous to the entire community—by supporting professional theater, concerts, and live entertainment. Sponsorships help promote your brand on banners and in programs and let the community know you care!

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are a wonderful way to ensure the financial health and legacy of Solvang Festival Theater. Work with your attorney to include “Solvang Theaterfest” in your Will or Living Trust. Designate “Solvang Theaterfest” as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a charitable remainder trust.


To learn more, call Jessica Talmadge at (805) 686-1789.



Star Patron Program

What a wonderful way to support our beautiful theater—while socializing with your friends and experiencing exciting professional theater! Reserved seating, pre-show catered receptions, insider talks by PCPA’s Artistic Director, coffee and dessert at intermission. Plus, you’ll join an elite group of our most ardent and beloved supporters!

Red Coat Volunteer Ushers

From the moment they come through the gate to the moment they leave, Solvang Festival Theater’s audience relies on our volunteer Red Coat Ushers to make them feel welcome, help them find their seats, and answer their questions. Professional live theater just wouldn’t be the same without them! If you think you’d like to be part of this fun group, click below to learn more