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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.

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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.