We need your help to keep the power of the performing arts alive in New Bedford!

You might not know that ticket sales alone do not support everything The Z does as a non-profit performing arts center.  

Donations to The Z…

Bolster work in local classrooms and makes learning fun for thousands of elementary students through our curriculum-based educational programs. Programs like Page to Stage, our in-school residency program, and Schooltime, our matinee performance series - which is finally back after a two-year hiatus!

Assist local teaching artists, who offer lessons in ukulele, poetry, improv, salsa and more every year. The Zeiterion Creative Classroom transitioned to a “pay what you can” model in 2020, ensuring that these top-quality learning opportunities are accessible to all while paying teaching artists a fair wage.

Support hundreds of jobs for people who live right here in our community, from bartenders to stagehands to administrative staff. Did you know that when these big artists come to The Z, it’s our local community who ensures the show goes on without a hitch?

Your donation allows The Z to provide outstanding performing arts experiences from big stars on the stage to budding performers in local classrooms. What an impact!

When you support The Z, you’re supporting…

A robust Schooltime program

annually serving nearly 20,000 school children who may not experience the power of the performing arts otherwise. Your $500 donation sends a classroom to The Z for a field trip! Explore our Schooltime education program.

Local artists, performers and teachers

The Z’s Creative Classroom enlists the best Southcoast instructors to lead classes that explore various areas of the performing arts. Your $100 donation helps to support these teaching artists in their craft.

The next generation of artists

The Z’s Teen Ambassador Program fosters learning through exposure, collaboration, creativity and engagement in the arts. Your $50 allows a Teen Ambassador to participate in a performing arts workshop.

Opportunities for connection

The Z offers many free events for audiences of all ages to learn and deepen their connection to the performing arts – and one another. Your $25 donation increases access to the arts by offsetting costs of the Card to Culture program.

A healthy downtown New Bedford

A thriving performing arts center complements a historic neighborhood filled with shops, restaurants and vibrant arts and culture scene. Thank you for supporting the arts in your community!

Dedicate a donation

Donate in honor or in memory of a loved one here.

Thank you

from the bottom of our hearts for protecting the future of performing arts in New Bedford!

Your 100% tax deductible donation is a direct investment in The Z’s future. You can ensure that The Z will return as the best version of itself. With the best artists available, with enriching and inclusive programs, and with our community at our heart.

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