Crowd Theater is creating affordable comedy in a supportive environment
85

patrons

$902
per month
The Crowd Theater is a 501(c)3 nonprofit performance venue in Chicago, IL created with the purpose of providing an affordable performance space for underrepresented artists as well as the tools and resources necessary to hone their craft. We strive towards diversity, inclusion, and affordability with the intention of creating a space that listens to and serves the community it seeks to represent.

With the goal of making our shows more affordable for our audiences, many of which are themselves performers, we set up this Patreon as an experiment to see if it is possible to shift the paradigm with how theaters approach ticket sales. At the base level, you get unlimited access to shows at our theater for just $5 a month. We hope this not only makes it more affordable for those who wish to see shows at our theater, but will also provide our theater with a consistent audience, making our shows more worthwhile for both performers and audience members.

For those of you who don't live in Chicago, feel free to donate, and should you ever find yourself in our city we would be more than happy to have you come see some shows at our theater. While we've been lucky enough to enjoy a reasonable level of success in our first year, any and all proceeds we receive will always go towards improving our theater and furthering our mission of diversity, inclusivity, and affordability.

If you have any questions or want to get in contact with us, please feel free to message us on Facebook or shoot us an email at [email protected]

All donations to the Crowd Theater are tax deductible. 

Tiers
Member
$5 or more per month 65 patrons
At this level, you'll be given a Show Pass which gives you entry to all shows at the Crowd Theater at no additional cost. You can pick up your pass at our theater at any time!
Member+
$10 or more per month 20 patrons
At this level, you'll be given a Show Pass Plus which gives you (plus one) entry to all shows at the Crowd Theater at no additional cost. Your plus one can be different every time you see a show! You can pick up your pass at our theater at any time!
Swag Status
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll be given a Show Pass Plus AND be a part of our Merch Crew! This means we'll send you a piece of merch every time we release a new item! Next up, T-SHIRTS
Angels
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
ANGEL OF THE CROWD
At this level you'll be given a Show Pass Plus as well as be a part of our Merch Crew AND we'll also throw your name up on our Angel Board mounted in the Green Room of our theater. WE LOVE YOU
Goals
$902 of $1,800 per month
Cut rental rates in half, from $60 for a slot to $30.
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The Crowd Theater is a 501(c)3 nonprofit performance venue in Chicago, IL created with the purpose of providing an affordable performance space for underrepresented artists as well as the tools and resources necessary to hone their craft. We strive towards diversity, inclusion, and affordability with the intention of creating a space that listens to and serves the community it seeks to represent.

With the goal of making our shows more affordable for our audiences, many of which are themselves performers, we set up this Patreon as an experiment to see if it is possible to shift the paradigm with how theaters approach ticket sales. At the base level, you get unlimited access to shows at our theater for just $5 a month. We hope this not only makes it more affordable for those who wish to see shows at our theater, but will also provide our theater with a consistent audience, making our shows more worthwhile for both performers and audience members.

For those of you who don't live in Chicago, feel free to donate, and should you ever find yourself in our city we would be more than happy to have you come see some shows at our theater. While we've been lucky enough to enjoy a reasonable level of success in our first year, any and all proceeds we receive will always go towards improving our theater and furthering our mission of diversity, inclusivity, and affordability.

If you have any questions or want to get in contact with us, please feel free to message us on Facebook or shoot us an email at [email protected]

All donations to the Crowd Theater are tax deductible. 

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Tiers
Member
$5 or more per month 65 patrons
At this level, you'll be given a Show Pass which gives you entry to all shows at the Crowd Theater at no additional cost. You can pick up your pass at our theater at any time!
Member+
$10 or more per month 20 patrons
At this level, you'll be given a Show Pass Plus which gives you (plus one) entry to all shows at the Crowd Theater at no additional cost. Your plus one can be different every time you see a show! You can pick up your pass at our theater at any time!
Swag Status
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll be given a Show Pass Plus AND be a part of our Merch Crew! This means we'll send you a piece of merch every time we release a new item! Next up, T-SHIRTS
Angels
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
ANGEL OF THE CROWD
At this level you'll be given a Show Pass Plus as well as be a part of our Merch Crew AND we'll also throw your name up on our Angel Board mounted in the Green Room of our theater. WE LOVE YOU