Located on the historic campus of the Santa Barbara Junior High

Donors and Sponsors

Opportunities for Your Piece of the Luke

We invite individuals, families, businesses, corporations and foundations to join the esteemed list of donors who support the Marjorie Luke Theatre.

There are many ways to contribute. You may choose to support our Dreier Family Rent Subsidy Fund, sponsor a new seat in the auditorium, or a permanent donor tile in the Bryan Family Foyer. You may also wish to sponsor a major part of the theatre, from the balcony to a dressing room. The Bryan Family Foyer features a magnificent central donor wall displaying all our major donors.  Every donation, regardless of amount, is listed in the majestic Bryan Family Foyer.  Donations may be made on a credit card or by sending a check made to the Marjorie Luke Theatre and mailed to

The Marjorie Luke Theatre
P.O. Box 21046
Santa Barbara, CA 93121

We deeply appreciate your support.
To sponsor a seat or tile, or to contribute to the Dreier Family Rent Subsidy Fund, please click here.
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The Marjorie Luke Theatre is a non-profit 501(c) (3), tax-exempt corporation. Our Federal Tax ID Number and EIN is 77-0543169. All donations may be utilized by the donors as a tax advantage to the fullest extent allowed by law.  Consider permanently sponsoring a seat in the auditorium of The Luke. A $500 gift secures a seat in the location of your choice, which will feature a brass engraved plaque. You may choose to name a seat in honor or memory of a loved one, friend, or for a business.  Seat donors are also acknowledged in the Bryan Family Foyer.

The new Donor Tile Wall installed in the Bryan Family Foyer  in January of 2008 is a special way to have a permanent tribute or memorial to a loved one, a celebration of a family, a teacher, a mentor. This beautiful custom tile wall is viewed by tens of thousands of audience members each year. 6” x 6” tiles are sponsored for $800 and feature your custom wording up to eight lines with up to 20 characters per line. 3” x 6” tiles are sponsored for $350 and feature your custom wording of up to four lines and 28 characters per line. You may choose the location of your tile on this wall, based on availability. Contact our staff at 805 884-4087 for more details on sponsoring a permanent donor tile.

Consider becoming a business sponsor of The Luke!  The benefits of sponsorship include your business name, logo and contact information exposure to approximately 40,000 people a year. The Luke is utilized over 280 days a year by arts and education organizations. Our newly designed website is accesses regularly by audience members seeking event and ticket information. Your business’ presence will be seen on each page of our website in rotation. We also offer a video kiosk in the main lobby of The Luke Theatre which is viewed by our audience members at every event, before performances, during intermission and after performances.  Contact our office at 884-4087 for details of our very affordable and competitive sponsorship rates!

Esteemed Donors of the Marjorie Luke Theatre

Our Lead Donors
We are deeply indebted to our lead donors – Anthony Edwards and The Bryan Family, for their generous, visionary support. Anthony Edwards’ gift of $600,000 enabled him to name the auditorium. For the naming of the theatre, he chose to honor his former drama teacher at Santa Barbara Junior High School – Marjorie Luke. The foyer is known as the Bryan Family Foyer in recognition of this family’s generosity.

“It may appear that this donation and naming of the Theater is a gift from me. The truth is being able to do this is a tremendous gift to me. I am so honored to have the opportunity to say thank you in such a permanent and appropriate way. Everyone can name the one or two people who had a profound influence on their lives. I am one of thousands of kids who were lucky enough to fall into Marjorie Luke’s inspiration. A love and respect for the arts through the magic of the theater is something she taught everyday because she was genuinely committed to the importance of art in education to make a whole human being. I am pleased to announce that this performing arts center will be named in honor of Marjorie Luke. Santa Barbara is a special community where important things like the renovation of this beautiful theater can happen. I’m so happy to know that young people of all diversities will be welcome to explore and participate in the enlightening world of the performing arts.”

“Our children, Ken, Kathleen, Jon and Juliet, were fortunate to have been students at Santa Barbara Junior High School during the years Marjorie Luke was Drama teacher. The whole family benefited from participation in the stage productions. The friendships they made have endured, and the lessons learned went far beyond theater. We are delighted to support the Marjorie Luke Theatre. May it bring pleasure to generations of young people and their families.”
Joyce and Roland Bryan – Sponsors of The Bryan Family Foyer