WSF’s mission is to offer Shakespeare and classical theatre works to the community free of charge. To accomplish this, we rely on grants and, also the generosity of local businesses and individuals like you.


Individuals can make personal contributions to Woodward Shakespeare Festival by using the paypal system or by mailing a check donation.

Online with a credit card via PayPal.

By mail with a check donation:
Woodward Shakespeare Festival
7405 N. First Street
Fresno, CA 93720



Individuals, businesses, or other organizations may wish to support the Festival by sponsoring a single performance, production of one play, or the full season.

  • $500 Performance Sponsorship (One performance night)
  • $5,000 Production Sponsorship (One Production/12 Performances)
  • $15,000 Season Sponsorship (3 Productions/35 Performances)

Premiere Patrons receive premium seating at productions at the Park and pre-show and website recognition.

To become a Premier Patron, contact:
Greg Taber, Executive Producer
Phone: 559-927-3485

Woodward Shakespeare Festival applies annually for grants that support and enliven the arts and community development in Fresno County. WSF is committed to serving our community through our art and is always seeking new and innovative ways to fund our endeavors.

We are grateful to the following for their support of WSF’s productions and programs serving the community of Fresno and its surroundings:

  • Fresno Regional Foundation
  • Fresno Rotary Foundation
  • North Fresno Rotary
  • Fresno Arts Council
  • Henry C. Mitchell Trust
  • Guarantee Goodwill Network


The Festival is also the grateful recipient of many “in-kind” donations from local construction and community service organizations. If your business or organization would like to contribute in this way, please contact Greg Taber, the Executive Director.

We are grateful to the following for their past In-Kind donations:

  • Starbucks
  • Musson Construction
  • Vulcan Materials Company

Woodward Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.