DONATE NOW to Help Theatre Thrive!

So much has changed since we last convened together; we are excited to debut a gripping new season of work in a newly renovated space with a dynamic new leadership model all serving a newly honed mission and vision:


Our Mission: TheatreFIRST employs art and activism to provoke change, ignite learning, and improve community health.

Our Vision: A united community of artist-activists achieving justice and equality for all.


TheatreFIRST has always believed in the power of theatre as community activism. We believe the stories we tell and the art we share is one of our first and strongest tools to bolster community connectivity and health. Our art is made by, of, and for the community in which we live. We cannot do what we do alone: we need your help to make sure our company not only survives, but thrives!

As part of our Welcome Home Fundraising Campaign, we are making the funding process more flexible and transparent than ever by letting you fund the parts of our art that most excite you! Be it the seats in which you sit, the lights above your head, the artists on and offstage, or the team behind the scenes, your donation will be celebrated with special access to the art-making process, opening night perks, or even commemorative naming rights. Any donation of an amount meaningful to you gets us closer to the launch of our Welcome Home Season of new works that celebrate the many different meanings of home. You, our TheatreFIRST community, make Live Oak Theater feel like home.

Click the button below to donate now!

And click here for information on our new season!

If you’d rather deliver your contribution by mail, please send a check to:

TheatreFIRST
1301 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709