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DWT FRIENDS Association

The non-profit Diana Wortham Theatre is one of Asheville’s most loved and respected arts organizations. Funded by ticket sales, individual and corporate contributions, and grants, the theatre is home to more than 160 arts and community events enjoyed by 50,000 patrons each year.

When you support the Diana Wortham Theatre, you’ll feel like a part of the performance – getting a sneak preview of the season at the annual FRIENDS preview party, enjoying advance ticket ordering privileges, sitting in the best seats, and taking in the remarkable artists we bring to Asheville.

We count on our FRIENDS for a critical portion of the theatre’s overall funding. The more friends we have, and the “more friendly” our friends are, the better equipped we are to offer entertaining, enlightening, and enriching programs for you and the community.

Annual Preview Party (Photo by Audrey Goforth)

The Friendliest of Perks

    MORE in advance
    FRIENDS enjoy advance ticket purchasing privileges for performances in the Mainstage Series

    MORE fun
    FRIENDS enjoy the Annual Preview Party in July with fantastic food and a sneak preview of the season

    MORE pampered
    FRIENDS receive special handling for ticketing needs

    MORE info
    FRIENDS receive email notification of added attractions throughout the year

    MORE privileges
    FRIENDS are invited to special pre- and post-performance receptions

    DWT FRIENDS Association

    Producer $2,500+
    Director $1,000+
    Angel $500+
    Benefactor $250+
    Star $100+
    Individual $50+

    Your gift is tax deductible.

    Join the Diana Wortham Theatre FRIENDS Association today. Make your donation quickly and securely online now with PayPal.

    or - if you prefer:

    Click here to print out, fill in and mail with your contribution. (pdf)

    Should you have any questions on the FRIENDS or the benefits received, please email

    Y.E.S. Fund

    Make Her Day Extraordinary

    YESFund_Fall2013Stella, 8 years old, enjoyed watching Flamenco dance, learning about Spanish culture, and “practicing some dance moves” herself.

    Carson, 12 years old, “saw the Civil War through the eyes of a slave.”

    Reine, 16 years old, discovered that Shakespeare is “pretty cool” after all.

    Taylor, 5 years old, stayed at school because her family did not have the money for a field trip.

    For many children in Western North Carolina, a field trip to the Diana Wortham Theatre is their first exposure to a live performing arts event. Unfortunately, school funding for activities is increasingly limited. Most teachers must ask students to bring money from home to attend a school performance with their class. For some students, such as Taylor, this is simply not an option.

    You can create magic for a child.

    Frogz-frogNo child should miss the opportunity to learn through the arts. Donors to the Y.E.S. Fund make it possible for thousands of children in Western North Carolina to experience the arts every year regardless of economic circumstances.

    Your donation means everything to a child who wants to go on a field trip with his or her class. All it takes is $10 to ensure that children like Taylor are not left behind.

    Imago Theatre's FROGZ

    Make a donation to the Y.E.S. Fund today.
    You can sponsor one child for just $10.
    You can sponsor an entire classroom for $250.

    Teachers: Click here for information on the Matinee Series for Students and Families, the Matinee Series order form,

    and how to apply for the Y.E.S. Fund.

    Photo by Sandra Stambaugh
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