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A Message from Cody


When people ask you about Raven Theatre, I hope you have a favorite memory to share. After 36 seasons with 95 productions (and counting!), there are so many moments to choose – from a few decades ago, or just last week. 

This season at Raven features coming of age stories, in which the notion of “home” hangs in the balance as characters learn how important it is to know where they came from. Similarly, Raven did not become an institution overnight. Our company is the product of every artist, administrator, and audience member who has walked through our doors. Without you, this theatre might remain a forgettable building on the corner of Clark & Granville. Together, we have made Raven a home. 

Will you protect the nest by making a donation? Every dollar you give directly supports:  

• An annual season of plays meant to celebrate the classics while introducing you to this generation’s most promising playwrights 

• A first-class education program that brightens the minds of 3,200+ children annually 

• Play readings, behind-the-scenes content, and so much more. 

You are part of Raven’s foundation, which means we have no future without you. Now is the time to make your gift!

To donate, click here (or the buttons below), give us a call at (773) 338-2177, or mail your gift to us at 6157 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60660.

I want to keep making memories at Raven, and that will only be possible if we stay in this together. Thank you for your consideration and have a very happy new year.


Make a contribution

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Giving Levels



  • Name listed in playbills for 12 months



  • “Patron” benefits, plus…
  • Exclusive sneak-peek at Raven’s next season
  • Voucher for a  complimentary concessions item



  • “Sponsor” benefits, plus…
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Raven Theatre with Artistic Director Cody Estle



  • “Backer” benefits, plus…
  • Name listed on lobby donor wall for 12 months
  • Dinner with Raven’s Artistic Director or another Raven artist of your choice



  • “Sustainer” benefits, plus…
  • 2 complimentary tickets to an opening night performance and celebration of your choice



  • Benefactor benefits, plus…
  • Named as a sponsor of one production and receive:
    – 2 complimentary tickets to the opening night performance and celebration of your sponsored production
    – Invitations to first rehearsal and a technical rehearsal
    – A poster signed by the cast and director
    – Recognition in the lobby and playbill, and on Raven’s website

Premier Producer


  • “Producer” benefits for two productions



  • “Producer” benefits for all four shows in the season
  • Named as a Season Sponsor
  • Recognized as a Season Sponsor in press releases