Did you know that we are more than a Portland company?

We tour across North America performing for tens of thousands of students.

What does your contribution provide? Here are just a few of the numbers:

  • 277 touring performances serving over 95,000 people.
  • 61 public performances in the Portland Metro area seen by nearly 12,000 people.
  • 4,100 students reached via our residency and after-school programs

In total, Tears of Joy Theatre will reach over 111,000 people. Additionally, we provide artists with paying positions. We are proud that one of our core values is that we “treat the artist as a professional”. Without our artists, there would be no Tears of Joy Theatre.

It takes more than ticket sales to pay for our programming. A significant portion of our revenue comes from donations. Individual contributions play a large role in securing private and government grants. Funders look at the number of people that donate and the amount of donations received. A strong showing of support from individuals provides grant makers with the confidence that the organization is loved and will be around for a long time.

To keep reaching families and showing them the joys of puppetry, we need your help. Make a donation of any amount! You can even choose to become a sustaining donor and have payments automatically withdrawn from your account each month. Click here. (You’ll be taken to a secure login page.)

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Make a financial contribution and bring the magic of puppetry to thousands of children.