Waukesha Civic Theatre Fundraisers

Waukesha Civic Theatre holds multiple interactive fundraisers every year including raffles, theatre trips, auctions, and more to help support our education programs, special events, outreach programs, operational and maintenance expenses, and production costs.


Giving Tuesday - Participate in the Global Day of Generosity by making your donation to WCT

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

At a time when we are all experiencing the stress of a pandemic, our theatre is a place where our community can come home. WCT has been home to the Waukesha community for 64 years, providing theatre, music, dance, art, and culture for our neighbors. On this global day of generosity, please consider putting WCT at the top of your list.

Ways to Give:

  • Mail your one-time donation to WCT at 264 W Main St 53186
  • Call and donate with your credit card 262-547-4911
  • Set up monthly giving and become a WCT Member
  • Donate online at www.waukeshacivictheatre.org
  • Stop by the Box Office W – F from Noon until 5 p.m.

We thank you for your continued support of Waukesha Civic Theatre!

Spring and Summer Fundraising Success

On April 25, 2020 WCT held it’s first ever virtual auction called the “Stay-la” which took the place of the annual gala. The gala was then moved to August, but due to COVID-19, it was decided to host another virtual event called “Your Place Only” a virtual auction and evening of entertainment.

These two auctions raised over $20,000 for Waukesha Civic Theatre’s operations and programs, and the Staff and Board of WCT are incredibly thankful for our community of supporters who helped us reach our annual gala fundraising goal with entirely virtual fundraisers.


Upcoming Fundraisers

WCT hosts an annual fall fundraising campaign called the Friends Letter and Phone-a-Thon, working to raise $30,000 toward annual operating costs. The culmination of the event is centered on the Global Day of Giving, Giving Tuesday. This is the perfect time for our annual donors to plan their giving, so that we may provide our thanks and tax benefit for all donations.

Annual Fundraisers

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. On Tuesday, December 1, support WCT through our Facebook fundraising page.

WCT Annual Phone-a-Thon

In fall, WCT patrons receive a Friends Letter asking for donations to the annual operations fund. On the evening of Giving Tuesday, volunteers gather to make follow-up phone calls to the friends letter, with a goal of raising more than $10,000 in pledges in one evening and a total of $30,000 in the fall season. 

Annual Gala

The Annual Gala is WCT’s largest annual fundraiser and an opportunity for supporters to gather together to celebrate the accomplishments of WCT and raise money for the theatre to serve the community in greater ways. Live entertainment, a fabulous dinner, and live and silent auctions make this event one not to miss.

Summer Raffle

WCT Academy summer raffle is an annual fundraiser where you have the chance to win a trip to Disney, New York, and more. Proceeds benefit WCT Academy Outreach.

Academy Picnic Walk

This annual community event and fundraiser promotes the WCT Academy program and gives families the opportunity to celebrate with a fun, outdoor, activity.

Amazon Smile

When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice – WCT.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Wishlist

While filling your amazon cart, you can send WCT an item from our wishlist.

Wish List

Thrivent Choice

If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call (800)847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.”

Thrivent Choice