Fairfield County’s Giving Day

Video Message from Executive Producer



What is Giving Day?

Giving Day is a 24 hour (12:00am-11:59pm on February 24) “Give where you live” fundraising competition hosted by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.  Giving Day inspires and empowers our region to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofit organizations in just 24 hours through online donations.  Last year Bridgeport had 53 nonprofits participating (the second-highest amount!) in Giving Day! Prize money will be made available to amplify charitable donations, excite nonprofits and donors to participate, and keep the momentum going throughout the day. Whether you give $10 or $1,000, your donation will make a difference!

Why is the Downtown Cabaret Theatre participating?

It’s Fairfield County’s Giving Day Thursday, February 24.  The giving kicks off Wednesday at Midnight! Mar 16, 2022 will mark two years since cabaret had to go dark due to the pandemic

We carefully and slowly reopened last August and just as we started to hit our stride OMICRON shut us down again in mid-December.  I’m happy to share that we opened our Theatre for Young Audiences with Rapunzel two weeks ago.  While attendance was low on the first week it jumped by 70% this past week.

In the period September through February pre-pandemic cabaret had entertained 32,000 patrons and had over one million dollars to show for it.  Compared to this same period this year the stark reality is 12,000 patrons and only 300,000 to show for it.

The cabaret is very grateful to our sponsor’s People’s United Bank and  Faxon Law Group, 

and the Life-saving grants from the Small Business Administrations Shuttered Venues Operators Grant, CT Humanities, and the State of CT Office of the Arts. Our survival to this point has depended on these organizations.

That’s all very encouraging news but the reality is that the recovery is taking far longer than then anticipated.  We are living week to week at this point and I have to ask for your help and generosity at this make it or break it time of re-opening.

Please donate what you can to giving day.  Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar.  Absolutely no amount is too small and worth double!

Get a group together and make a donation of $225 and you will get a COMP annual membership. Perks include 25% off the face value of three tickets per order and pre-sale for the best seats.

Your support and your loyalty have always been there for us, we’re counting on you now to pull us through so that we can continue to bring you Fairfield counties best BYOB entertainment!

Head to mycabaret.org and click the donation button.

From all of us at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre,
Thank you for your continued support!