Midsummer Giving Campaign: now through the end of August!

We are supremely grateful to you that we are able to open our doors for our 34th season of continued success and achievement. It’s only possible because of you.

You’re the reason we’re here and why we’re surviving the impact of the pandemic. As we continue to recover, we’re asking our patrons to help us ensure the future of professional theatre in Southeast Minnesota. Your support will be used to bring high-quality storytelling in five productions this year. The artists whose skills and talents drive our work are a vital part of Southeast Minnesota and the tri-state area. When you invest in the Commonweal you are helping us to further our commitment to the communities we serve.

Your tax-deductible gift can be made by clicking the DONATE button below or you can send your gift by mail to:

Commonweal Theatre
P.O. Box 15
Lanesboro, MN 55949

Any amount you give today is especially important now and will go a long way towards ensuring that we are here to serve you in the years to come.

Thank you for your continued support of the theater and the artists who make their home here. We hope that you and your loved ones stay healthy and well so that we can see you as soon as possible back here at the theatre.

Individual Contributions

The Commonweal mission is “To enrich the common good through actor-based storytelling that is both transcendent and relevant.” We can’t enrich the common good unless we keep ticket prices within the common reach, and that’s why we need your help. The cost of producing high-quality live theatre year-round far exceeds the revenue from ticket and concessions sales alone. We rely on both large arts grants and private donations like yours. Your contributions are our stepping-stones, and every gift, of any size, is deeply appreciated. Pledge your support by joining the heart of our donation programs—the MDC—or make a one-time, tax-deductible donation today. Contact Jeremy van Meter: [email protected] or call (507) 467 2905 x211.

For a list of our recent individual donors — CLICK HERE

The Scott Dixon Memorial Fund

In 2018 we lost a dear friend and colleague, our Director of Development, Scott Dixon. Scott was a playwright, author, director, actor, devoted friend, husband and father. He was a dedicated and passionate co-worker who worked tirelessly advocating for new plays, education, and Wealhouse, our second stage series. To carry forward his spirit as an artist and theatre practitioner, we created the Scott Dixon Memorial Fund. All funds received go towards these endeavors Scott was passionate about and more.

To learn more about the fund, CLICK HERE.

Scott R. Dixon
photo: Peterson Creative Photography & Design
Underwriting & Sponsorships

Underwriters play leading roles in funding our programs and productions—and enjoy great opportunities to get their brand or business name seen by a lot of people. As thanks for your participation as an underwriter, we will place your name or company logo in our season program (reaching more than 17,000 people annually). Our actors will thank your business during the curtain speeches, you will be recognized in all press releases, and you’ll receive several free tickets for your employees or clients.

Invited sponsors at a designer presentation in our Events Hall

The Commonweal is very grateful to the following businesses for their generous sponsorship of past programming:

For more information about sponsorship or underwriting a production, contact Jeremy van Meter by emailing [email protected] or calling (507) 467-2905 x211.

Have You Considered Including Us in Your Estate Plans?

Have you considered remembering the Commonweal in your will or estate? Contact Jeremy van Meter to find out more about our planned giving options: [email protected] or call (507) 467-2905 x211

In-Kind Donations

The Commonweal welcomes in-kind donations of sturdy furniture and home electronics and appliances (in good condition) for our theatre and the Dixon House Artist Residence. In addition, we often accept donations of services from area businesses. Please let us know if you’d like to make an in-kind donation of any type.

For more information about making an in-kind donation, contact Jeremy van Meter by emailing [email protected] or calling (507) 467-2905 x211.