Emergency Needs for Theatre Artists Community Fund

About This Fund

When veteran Memphis theater actress/volunteer Jo Lynn Palmer suffered from a major health issue in April 2011, it was a wake-up call to all of us in the Memphis theater community. This was not an isolated incident.

Many members of the local theater community may be underinsured or in need of aid when it comes to medical issues. As a result, Theatre Memphis, Germantown Community Theatre, and Playhouse on the Square have set up a community fund to aid and assist volunteers and staff of the Memphis theater community who are in medical or specific social financial distress or need.

The overwhelming response to the Emergency Needs for the Theatre Artists Community FUND has literally saved our lives…We give our heartfelt thanks to you as a community for your contributions and pledge our own support to the fund for the future.

Jo Lynne and Jim Palmer ENTAC Fund recipients

The account is called the Emergency Needs for the Theatre Artists Community FUND (ENTAC). The process to receive funds will be monitored and applied by a committee appointed by the theatres and will be open to the entire Memphis theater community as defined by the committee. Each award of cash will be reviewed on an individual basis with the priority going to medical needs and assistance.

You can donate by calling 901.682.8601 or thorugh this form.

Make a Donation

More Ways to Give

Whether it be an acknowledgement of an event, a life fulfilled or simply a gift of support, many contributions are tax-deductible due to the 501(c)3 not-for-profit status of Theatre Memphis.
Make a tribute donation in honor of, or in memory of someone special.
Help us fill the path with simply your name engraved on a brick paver as support or with proud associations and honors noted deserving of our past. Dedicated to our volunteers, patrons, partners and staff, this loving recognition will forever be a part of the Theatre Memphis Way.
The Ann Sharp memorial fund supports the continuation of artistic excellence at Theatre Memphis. Ann, quite literally in her last stages of life, asked to be promised that we would take care of Theatre Memphis for years to come. And promise we did.
The John Rone memorial fund support directors' excellence at Theatre Memphis. All proceeds will be maintained in perpetuity to assure the quality of work demanded by John who always set the bar high for his casts and never accepted anything but the best from them
Whether it be an acknowledgement of an event, a life fulfilled or simply a gift of support, many contributions are tax-deductible due to the 501(c)3 not-for-profit status of Theatre Memphis.
The scholarship honors the contributions that Priscilla had made to the arts community and underscores the committment to helping artists pursue their heart's desire.

Lohrey Theatre

Seats up to 411

Both the Lohrey Theatre and the Next Stage Theatre are wheelchair accessible with a handicapped accessible restroom on the same level as the main lobby to both venues. The Lohrey Theatre also provides hearing assisted equipment to any who may require or request it, at no charge.

Lohrey Theatre Seating Chart

(Next Stage is open seating)

Next Stage

Seats up to 110

The black box Next Stage seats up to 110 and is also wheelchair accessible with state of the art equipment for sound and lighting.