Here are eight ways the CTC achieves this:
1. THEATRE BRINGS OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Live theatre is a shared experience, and it helps us cross boundaries of age, gender, race, religion, income, and political affiliation.
2. THEATRE STRENGTHENS EDUCATION
Studies show students involved in theatre arts improve their reading comprehension, increase literary knowledge, and raise ACT scores.
3. THEATRE IS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES
Theatre improves cognitive skills and lowers depression for seniors, spurs language acquisition skills for babies and toddlers, and builds confidence in children with sensory issues.
4. THEATRE CONNECTS US TO THE WORLD
In a time filled with societal conflicts and concerns, theatre provides empathy and understanding of alternate viewpoints through humanity’s shared emotions of love and loss, hope and despair.
5. THEATRE OFFERS EVERYONE A PLACE TO BELONG
Theatre is a healthy, welcoming place for people of all ages to find their creative talents, celebrate their individuality, express their artistry, and build friendships.
6. EXPERIENCING LIVE THEATRE CHANGES YOU
Live theatre is immediate and immersive. Research shows that experiences bring more lasting satisfaction than possessions.
7. WE ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF CHATTANOOGA’S PAST
Founded in 1923, our theatre has never gone dark. We held performances throughout the difficult years of the Great Depression and World War II.
8. WE ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF CHATTANOOGA’S FUTURE
Chattanooga’s innovative spirit, natural beauty, and thriving arts culture attracts investors, tourists, and new residents. We look forward to a second century of excellent theatre in our beautiful hometown.Support the Annual Fund Support Youth Theatre Tax-Deductible Gifts Sponsor a Seat
For more information about corporate sponsorships, multi-year donations, or legacy gifts, please contact Rodney Van Valkenburg at (423) 267-8538 ext. 306 or [email protected].
We're in need of a makeover for our 100th Anniversary, and we want your help to give our space new life for CTC's next act. When you support the Centennial CakeOver, you're not only celebrating 100 years of high-quality community theatre, you're giving that experience to future generations.