Deertrees Theatre is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs. The Theatre is equipped with an Assistive Listening System for the Hearing Impaired. Please advise the Box Office of any special needs.
The Salt Lick Cafe
So named because when the theatre was built, the deer would come and feed at a salt lick on the property. The Deertrees Refreshment Stand is open one half hour before show time and during intermission serving "our now famous" homemade cookies. Picnicking is encouraged! Please feel free to enjoy a picnic dinner on the Deertrees grounds before the performance. We only ask that you clean up afterwards and do not bring food or drinks into the theatre.
Volunteers at Deertrees
During the days and nights just before Deertrees first opened in August, 1936, volunteers helped sew the "gaily colored Indian print" curtain that hung across the stage. In the 1980’s, volunteers rescued the historic theatre from years of neglect and restored it to its former glory. And today, volunteers help perform the myriad of tasks that has made Deertrees one of the most active performing arts centers in the Northeast.
The realities of theatre financing is that ticket prices cover only about one-third of production costs. For the remainder, we are dependent upon contributions, corporate sponsors and advertising in the theatre's "playbill." If you have not yet contributed to the Deertrees Annual Appeal, please remember that the theatre is dependent on your support. Deertrees Theatre is a 501 C (3) Nonprofit Organization. In addition, we are able to accept matching employer gifts.
"Art is an idnelible record of who we are, what we believe and what we hold dear. So, corporate America, think of your support for the arts as a way to both give and reap rewards. It's your performance of a lifetime."
Each season, Deertrees Theatre offers a wide array of sponsorship and advertising opportunities that that can be tailored to your needs and the needs of your business.
In the summer of 1939 it took a crew of thirty including a jack-of-all-trades apprentice named David Merrick to produce just eight plays at Deertrees. This year a staff of four plus three interns will be producing over fifty shows ranging from Broadway plays to Bluegrass Concerts. We are not claiming that after one season as an intern at Deertrees you will be as good as David Merrick, but you will have had the opportunity to do just about everything that needs to be done in a theatre. You will be a lighting technician, set designer and maybe have a part in a play. You will write press releases and work in the Box Office. You can even get college credit and you will be paid - although not very much.