Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign Progress

Project cost: $5M
Donated: $3M
Needed: $2M
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Why Does Suze's PCA Need to Grow?

Suze's PCA is housed in the 126-year-old former Sacred Heart Catholic Church which was gifted to the Center in 1969, and our facilities have served our communities for 51 years. But we are truly “busting at the seams” to support current and expanded programming, especially for youth. While we offer a full theatre season that includes limited Family Theater and youth summer camp experiences that are always at capacity, we have only one stage, one art gallery, no classroom or rehearsal space, and minimal storage. This greatly limits our ability to expand performing and visual art programming, especially for youth, which is a primary driver for expansion.

At the height of the pandemic when our 50th season was dark, we gratefully received an anonymous $3M cornerstone gift that funded an upgrade of the Main Stage to a flexible cabaret design so we could reopen for our 51st season, finish the design for a new 10,000+ sq. ft. multi-use studio theatre building, and plan for construction. Even though we still had a funding gap, we broke ground in July 2021 to control rapidly rising costs due to the pandemic and began to see our vision come alive. Your support to the capital campaign will help to keep the project on track to open on time in September 2022.

Capital Campaign Improvements and Additions

New building designed by Otwell Associates Architects

  • Flexible, convertible and accessible black box multi-use space with LED lighting, digital sound and video walls
  • Indoor/outdoor multiuse classroom space
  • Art gallery
  • Rehearsal space
  • Box Office/Concessions
  • Costume/prop storage
  • Outdoor amphitheater/event space
  • Office space
  • Elevator
  • State-of-the-art air circulation, heating, cooling, and cleaning systems
  • Digital sound throughout the campus
  • Repairs/refurbishing of existing campus to address a variety of critical safety, health, comfort, and maintenance issues

How Can You Help?

Donate, donate, donate! Some people assume that our cornerstone gift was sufficient to fund this project, but the pandemic and rising construction costs dramatically increased the project budget and impacted our bottom line. You can show your support for Suze's PCA’s future by clicking the link below to make a direct campaign donation, sponsor a substantial naming opportunity, or purchase a dedicatory item (a theater seat, a courtyard bench, or a courtyard paver).

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Thank you for your support of Suze's PCA and any contributions you make. We’re so excited about our future and especially our ability to better serve our youth, and we hope you are too!  

Prescott Center for the Arts Receives an Anonymous Donation for $3M.

9/4/2020

Prescott Center for the Arts is honored to announced that an anonymous donor contributed $3M to the arts organization.  The amount nearly funds the entire capital campaign project announced in 2018.

“We had put everything on hold.  It didn’t make sense to fund-raise when there was such tremendous need in our community.  We closed our doors on March 12th and have, as well as many others, suffered tremendous loss.  By the end of June we knew it was time to do something to save our theater so we launched our Save Your Community Theater Campaign.  The capital campaign was a long way from where we were thinking, we simply needed to keep our doors from closing for good.  And then a miracle happens!  We are shocked, humbled and incredibly grateful for this angel benefactor and for our community that continues to love and support Prescott Center for the Arts.”