Porchlight Music Theatre is involved in several outreach projects in the community with the aim of helping to nurture youth and underserved audiences’ understanding and appreciation of the music theatre genre.

Through its revitalized Community Outreach Program, members of underserved populations experience live, professional theater as Porchlight Music Theatre’s guests. For many of these participants, the Porchlight production is their first such live theatre experience. Porchlight targets youth groups and hosts around 300-500 guests per season. We are grateful to annual grant monies from the Topfer Family Foundation and individual donations which help fund this program. Porchlight has regularly hosted intergenerational groups through special partnerships with the Humanities Department at Kennedy-King College and with Storycatchers Theatre (formerly Music Theatre Workshop).

More Ways Porchlight Gives Back

Access for All

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we provide tickets for free or at a greatly reduced price for members of the Chicago-area community who do not have the opportunity or financial means to attend Porchlight Music Theatre performances. If you know of a social service agency you would like to suggest to take advantage of this program, please email don@porchlighttheatre.com.

Over numerous holiday seasons, Porchlight Music Theatre has collected thousands of dollars in donations for Season of Concern which serves those in the community suffering from AIDS and HIV.
(ABOVE: Mark J.P. Hood in “The Scottsboro Boys.” Photo by Kelsey Jorissen)


Porchlight is happy to donate gift certificates for tickets to a Porchlight production for arts, community, education, and social service agency fundraisers. This is one of the ways in which Porchlight supports the Chicagoland community.

Please email your request, at least one month in advance, to info@porchlightmusictheatre.org and attach a cover letter describing the event and the donation form to your email.