Why Give

Committed to our values of artistry, inclusion, company, stewardship, and boldness, Studio produces plays that start conversations and forge connections. Whether it’s through the work on our stages, engaging with our community, hosting high school students for free performances, or training the next generation of arts professionals, Studio strives to be an artistic home for all and a cultural hub for our city.

Ticket sales make up only half of Studio’s revenue—the other half comes through contributions. Help generate positive impact throughout our community: Join fellow theatre-goers who believe in the power of theatre and become a member of Studio’s family today.


Each season, Studio holds over 300 performances, reaching over 65,000 people. Our productions offer a repertoire of new and contemporary including plays that benefit from particularly intimate or immersive stagings.


Studio R&D

Using the resources of Studio R&D, we develop new work through readings, workshops, residencies, commissions, and world premieres. Since 2011, when Studio began incorporating new plays into our artistic programming, we have commissioned 20 artists and premiered 14 new plays. In 2019, we launched Work in Process, a public reading series of plays currently under commission by Studio.


Community Engagement

Studio invests in our community through a variety of initiatives, including free or deeply discounted tickets, community partnerships with cultural and social service institutions, as well as discounted use of our public theatre spaces.


Student Matinees

Through our Student Matinee program, Studio hosts over 400 DC public high school students for free performances each season. At each matinee, Studio holds a discussion with the cast, provides an educational study guide, and connects young people with the power of live theatre.



Studio’s Fellowship program trains students and early-career professionals to thrive in the theatre industry. The year-long program immerses participants in the life of a premier theatre in Washington, DC.


Annual Report

Look back at the work and impact of Studio Theatre in the 22-23 season.