Absolute Theatre

A nonprofit organization

29 donors

11% complete

$30,000 Goal

Donations to Help Absolute Theatre Grow to A New Level.

This day offers a crucial opportunity to boost our impact. Absolute Theatre has been a creative force since 2016, but we continue to face financial challenges, especially operating with a volunteer administrative staff and the need to rent additional lighting, sound, and stage equipment for recent Chateau productions.

Your donation on Give to the Max Day will help us:

Produce Compelling Theatre: Support our upcoming productions of "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Forever Plaid." Man-eating puppets and all things plaid don’t come without a hefty price tag.

Empower Local Artists: Since day one, we have been committed to paying our artists with the idea of someday paying livable wages. Our artists haven’t seen a raise in stipend since the our first year. Help us increase stipends for our talented local actors, directors, and artisans.

Engage with the Community: Expand our presence in downtown Rochester at the Chateau Theatre. 

Sustain the Arts: Ensure the arts thrive in downtown Rochester.

Your donation, no matter the amount, matters. Please save the date for Nov. 16, and donate easily through this Give to the Max Day profile. Share our mission with friends and family and help us continue to bring the joy of theatre to our community.

Thank you for your essential support. We can't wait to share another incredible theatre season with you and appreciate your continued support on Give to the Max Day.

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Looking for our Forever Home!

After seven years and four spaces, Absolute Theatre is looking want a place of its own and we need lots of help!

Brought together by a common desire to create and share theatre which transcends expectations, Absolute Theatre launched in the Spring of 2016.  As a directing and producing team, our involvement in hundreds of shows at dozens of theatres led us together with a specific focus on improving our craft.  The definition of absolute guides our work: "existing independently, not qualified or diminished in any way; total, pure. " 

Now, in our seventh season, we are still working to find and fund a personal space where we can permanently hang our hat. The Chateau Theatre that is a wonderful location to perform, we still need to secure separate storage, rehearsal space and we have limitations on set, light and sound options. We'd like a place where we can audition, rehearse, create and perform our works. It is our desire for the theatre to outgrow us and become something bigger than ourselves that will make the Rochester community proud. A place where diverse  artists, actors, designers can make a living doing what they love and do best.  Please consider giving. No gift is too small nor too large. Your donations make a difference in the quality of art we create.

Collaboration is a huge part of who we are. Even though we love performing at the Castle Community and collaborating with great artists like Threshold Arts. We still have to live out of a truck or two and garages. We started at church performing weekends but cleaning up between shows for church services. Now, five years later we find we are doing that for a church at The Castle. We're ready for more...

We want to expand beyond lightweights sets and shared light plots. We'd love to pack up our pipe and drape and have real theatrical curtains that are rigged to hang the way they do in thousands of theatres across the country. We'd love to see our acting company putting on make up in a green room as opposed to in front of mirrors in a public bathroom moments before the audience arrives. But Rochester real estate is expensive and we need your help by contributing generously to Absolute's Forever Home Fund.

Help Absolute create a home for artists in the Rochester area, a place to create, a place to learn and place where audiences can escape for a few hours each visit.

Please donate to Absolute Theatre!

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Absolute Theatre

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1108 6th Ave NW
Rochester, MN 55901



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