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Hyde Park Theatre

It's Amplify Austin time!

Double your donation now through March 5

 

Well that was a dystopian week, eh? Like Russian nesting dolls of catastrophe. I hope you are warm now; I hope you have water and your pipes held; I hope your stress level is beginning to sink bank to normal or at least what passes for normal in a freaking pandemic.

Our old theater made it through like an absolute champ. Which is good, because it's not like we have much of a repair budget at the mo. Which brings me to why we write.

You've been insanely generous with us since the pandemic, and this is the worst time to ask: but Amplify Austin is upon us, and this year we qualify for an AMAZING $20,000 matching grant from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, may they flourish forever. Donations made to HPT through Amplify between now and 6PM March 5 will be matched up to that $20K.

And that would help so much right now. Because the pandemic crushed the hotel/motel tax revenues that feed the Austin arts, we've had a 58% cut in funding this year--right when we still can't quite open for business.

On top of that, we haven’t received any of our city funding for the fiscal year that began October 1. Normally we would have received 60% of it by now. (Many arts groups are in this position--this crazy year has hit city staff hard.) We're unlikely to receive any till April at the earliest.

Astonishingly generous donations from HPT patrons kept us afloat during 2020. Now in 2021--Ken Webster’s 20th anniversary as HPT Artistic Director, by the way!--we need your help again.

And remember: anything you can give via Amplify will be matched by glorious Tito's.

Amplify Austin runs from March 4 at 6:00 PM through March 5 at 6:00 PM. But you don't have to use precious brain cells memorizing that date and time: you can donate through Amplify right now.

And hey -- we’ll be sharing more online programming soon—archival recordings of past productions as well as four new audio plays created by our HPT Writer’s Group.

Thanks again for your generous support of HPT! We love you guys. Stay safe and warm.


Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.

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