Your support makes an Impact

Ticket sales alone do not cover the expenses of a non-profit performing arts center. While our building is closed, and with the additional costs of presenting outside of our building, we are relying on your support to provide enriching programs for the community.

Your donation allows The Z to provide outstanding performing arts experiences from big stars on the stages throughout Greater New Bedford to budding performers in local classrooms. It provides vital support that ensures future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy the same quality performances and experiences that have been available here for the past century.

With your gift, we can continue to be a place where our community comes together to celebrate the arts and each other – even while we’re on the road. Plus, there are benefits to joining our amazing community of supporters.

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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!

Thank you for supporting The Z!