In celebration of our 45th anniversary, a generous donor has pledged to match every dollar donated to the Depot, up to $45,000!!
Thank you to Betsy Bacot, who is committed to the Depot not only as a patron, but as a dedicated volunteer and board trustee. She is donating this pledge in honor of her mother, Shirley Bacot Shamel, who was a treasured friend and mentor, and a longtime board member who lent us her generous support and expertise for decades. 
THANK YOU for participating in the Matching Gift Challenge: your gift, and its impact, will be doubled!



Thanks for your support!

We are thrilled that we’ve been able to produce more live theatre and remain committed to growing our outreach and education program.

Especially in these challenging times, the Depot Theatre’s continued success is a testament to the support we receive from our subscribers, donors, sponsors, friends, local businesses and partners.

We RELY on your generous contributions, just as you rely on us to deliver on our mission to “entertain, enrich, and educate through professional theatrical arts and related programs based in a historic train station.”




Let us help your business reach your audience – and ours!

Playbill ads will be included in both the main stage playbill, which is printed and distributed at every performance and available on site all summer, AND is also available digitally for years to come.

AS A BONUS, all playbill ads will also be included in the Depot Theatre Academy summer program playbill! Performances of the Academy summer youth program will be held August 4-6, 2023.


Give online at or send a check to Depot Theatre, PO Box 414, Westport, NY 12993.



If you have questions about Qualified Charitable Distribution or Charitable Rollover from IRA or donations of stock, please contact Kim Rielly, Executive Director, at


RECURRING GIFTS – Be Part of the Team!

Consistent, ongoing support is the most effective way to make a difference. We work year-round in order to produce the only professional Equity theatrical experience in the Adirondacks and to grow our Academy outreach and education program. Monthly donations of any amount provide a predictable revenue stream for the Depot and represent a deeper relationship between you and the Theatre; you’re part of the team!

Depot Theatre Legacy Society

A growing number of supporters have joined the Depot Theatre Legacy Society. Support the ongoing work of the Depot Theatre with a planned gift in your will or trust.

Unrestricted gifts by will or trust give us the greatest flexibility to use funds where they are most needed. You may leave the Depot:

  • A stated dollar amount
  • A percentage of your residual estate (what remains after gifts to loved ones and expenses have been paid), or
  • A specific asset, such as securities or other marketable property

How to name Depot Theatre in your will or trust:
Legal name: Depot Theatre Inc.
Address: PO Box 414, Westport, NY 12993
Federal tax ID#: 14-1667843

Notifying the Depot Theatre of your gift: Please remember to let us know when you have named the Depot Theatre in your will or trust so that we can thank you and include you in our Legacy Society.

Multi-Year Pledge

If you’re making a contribution to the Depot, we’d love for you to consider pledging that level of support for multiple years. A multi-year pledge is a great way to make a significant impact on the future of the organization by strengthening our ability to plan budgets and programming.


Questions about planned giving, multi-year pledges, and gifts of stock? Contact Kim Rielly, executive director, at or 518.962.4449 x2.

The Depot Theatre’s continued success is a testament to the support we receive from our subscribers, donors, sponsors, friends, local businesses, and partners. You, our investors, continue to help keep us strong, and we cannot thank you enough for your generosity.

Become a Sponsor

There are a number of ways to support the Depot in the form of sponsorship, including but not limited to:

  • Sponsor a main stage show or any number of creative sponsorships (WATER CLOSET SPONSOR, ANYONE?)
  • Sponsor tuition for one child to attend the Depot Theatre Academy (formerly BRTF)

Contact the executive director to discuss unique and creative partnership opportunities at


Volunteers dedicate hundreds of hours of their valuable time to keep The Depot Theatre running smoothly. And those hours can translate into free show admission, too! Here are just a few ways you can help:

  • Ushering
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Building Maintenance support
  • Gardening
  • Selling Raffle Tickets, concessions or bartending
  • You tell us about your amazing skills!

To become a volunteer, sign up online, call us at (518) 962-4449, or stop by and chat with our friendly staff. Thank you!

Learn more about Volunteering.

Name a SEAT

In 2016, the Depot Theatre was awarded a matching grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for Brand New Seating and Carpeting, LED Aisle Lighting and Dedicated Wheelchair Accessible and Companion Seating Sections.

The seats, carpeting and lights are now installed in our air conditioned theatre, and there are still seat naming opportunities – learn more about this opportunity HERE!

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