The mission of The Temple Theatre Company is a non-profit professional theatre whose mission is to entertain, enlighten, educate and enrich through the performing arts. Approximately 50% of our revenue is from ticket sales. The remainder comes from local and state grants, our annual fund drive, fundraising events, corporate sponsors, and individual donations. Without the support of our donors, we simply would not be able to do what we do.

Every donation received is an investment in artistic excellence, youth training, and outreach opportunities. The Temple also provides employment for local and regional performers, musicians, and technicians. The impact that Temple patrons have on the surrounding restaurants and businesses in enormous.

Donations in any amount are truly appreciated, and together we can continue to strengthen and preserve the arts. Because of the Temple's status as a 501(3)(c), all contributions are tax deductible. You may donate to the Annual Fund anytime throughout the year. Donations made before 8/31 are included in the playbill for the upcoming season.

Benefactor: Guarantee a pledge in the same amount for five years
Legacies: Donate $10,000+
Legends: Donate $5,000+
Mega-Stars: Donate $2,500+
Super-Stars: Donate $1,000+
Stars: Donate $500+
Headliner: Donate $250+
Rising Star: Donate $100+
Ensemble: Donate $10 to $99


To donate with a credit card over the phone, call the Box Office at 919-774-4155.


Checks can be mailed to:

Temple Theatre, P.O. Box 1391, Sanford NC 27330


Visit our Administrative Office, located next door to the Temple Theatre (114 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330). The office is generally open Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm.



As a Seat Sponsor you can recognize a loved one, your favorite charity or business, or include your name to be engraved on a stunning brass plate on one of the Temple Theatre seats located in our National Historic building for ten years per sponsorship. Seat sponsorships are $250 per seat. Please contact our Administrative Office at (919)-774-4512 Ext 222 for a list of available seats.



We accept donations including clothes, jewelry, furniture, and just about anything else you can think of. Items we cannot use, we donate to a local service agency like the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity. Again, all material donations are tax deductible.

If you are interested in making a donation, please contact our office at (919) 774-4512, Ext 221 or



For information about leaving a planned gift to the Temple Theatre, click here.



For information about advertising in the Temple playbill or sponsoring a show, click here.