Since its founding in 2015, the Tivoli Theatre Foundation has led a momentous turnaround of the Tivoli Theatre, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium and the Walker Theatre. With an increase of over 900% in the number of shows annually, 4 seasons of the best of Broadway, and hundreds of wonderful concerts every year, the Foundation has led a remarkable renaissance of the performing arts in Chattanooga and brought our community together like never before.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted an unparalleled closure that has forced the Tivoli Theatre Foundation to suspend shows and events in order to keep its patrons and our community safe and healthy. This closure has had an unprecedented impact on our community, and the performing arts specifically. As rescheduled shows and events become canceled shows and events, the financial impact on organizations like the Tivoli Theatre Foundation is creating significant threats to our financial stability and future. In fact, since the beginning of this closure in March, the Tivoli Theatre Foundation alone has lost over $4 million in revenue, and stands to lose millions more as the pandemic continues.
With that in mind, the Tivoli Theatre Foundation recently launched the Tivoli Theatre Foundation Recovery Fund, a new effort that will help support much needed work to maintain the historic facilities under the Tivoli Theatre Foundation's control, as well as enable the Tivoli Theatre Foundation to emerge from this unprecedented period able to again bring the magic of performing arts and concerts back to our stages.
We recognize this is a challenging time for many, however, if you are able to make a donation to the Tivoli Theatre Foundation Recovery Fund, it will make a meaningful impact. A few examples of donations - as well as some of the accompanying donor benefits - that can help the organization navigate through this challenging period include*:
$100 will replace a lightbulb in the historic Tivoli Marquee
$200 will keep the water running at the theatre for two weeks
$500 will help maintain the CDC’s guidelines for safely reopening
$1,000 will fund monthly maintenance of staging equipment
$2,500 will fund a Bobby Stone Film Series movie presentation
Includes 4 tickets, 4 beverages, 4 popcorns when movies return to the Tivoli
$5,000 will enable HVAC capabilities to preserve historic architectural details and paint
$10,000 will help offset the utility costs required to properly maintain the historic Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium for one month
Gifts of $10,000 and over will be recognized with a special message of your choosing on the Tivoli Marquee**
$15,000 will help us bring a Walker Theatre show back to the stage when we reopen
Includes 4 tickets and 4 beverages to a future Walker Theatre performance of your choosing
Now more than ever, with your support, we will go forward together.
* All donations will go toward a Friends of the Tivoli membership. Learn more at https://www.tivolichattanooga.com/friends.
** Marquee message must be mutually agreed upon by the donor and The Tivoli Theatre Foundation and will appear on Marquee for one week.