Bringing Live Theatre to McHenry County Since 1967

Planned Giving

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As we celebrate a season filled with captivating performances, we invite you to consider a unique opportunity to contribute to the enduring success of Theatre 121. Through a planned gift to Theatre 121, you can leave a lasting legacy that ensures the arts thrive in our community for generations to come.

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Why Consider Planned Giving?

For nearly half a century, the historic Woodstock Opera House has benefited from an in-house producing company staging fresh, innovative, and community-focused theater. Supporting Theatre 121 through your estate plan allows you to make a meaningful impact on the arts while leaving a legacy that resonates with your passion for theater. Whether you’ve been a lifelong patron or have discovered the magic of the stage more recently, your planned gift can help sustain the vibrant cultural tapestry of our community.


How You Can Help

Consider including Theatre121, a non-for-profit 501(c)(3) theater company, in your plans by making a gift in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy. There are even ways to give that will give you both a current income tax deduction and income for life!  Your future generosity will contribute to the ongoing success of our productions, support the development of emerging local talent, and ensure that the joy of theater remains an integral part of our wonderful community.


Benefits of Planned Giving

  • Lasting Impact: Your gift will contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our community long into the future.
  • Recognition: Our planned giving initiative is new. Be among the first to join an esteemed group of legacy donors and—if you’d like—be recognized for your commitment to the arts. (If you wish to remain anonymous, we of course honor that and will simply thank you privately.)
  • Tax Advantages: Explore the potential tax benefits associated with planned giving and donations through your estate plan.


How to Get Started

To learn more about our planned giving options, discuss the impact of your potential gift, or explore the various ways you can contribute to Theatre 121’s future, please contact the Theatre 121 board or connect with board member, Eric Thiegs, at [email protected]


Thank you for considering this special opportunity to make a lasting mark on the arts in Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and McHenry County community. Your support ensures that the magic of theater continues to inspire and enchant generations to come.