Annual Appeal



Annual Appeal

October 2019


Dear Friend of the Black Hills Playhouse,

When planning your annual giving, consider a one of kind gift as unique as the Black Hills. Make a contribution to the Black Hills Playhouse and give yourself an extra punch on your kindness card.

Your donation to the Black Hills Playhouse is a gift that continues to work in South Dakota, particularly in the Black Hills. Our theater home is here, our programs have expanded to include camps in the Hills and classes for people with disabilities in Sioux Falls, and our youth touring outreach company travels year-round throughout the state.

Do you want to give the gift of happiness? This is our forte! Theatre patrons at the Black Hills Playhouse get an amazing, relaxing, enjoyable experience in the heart of the Black Hills. Going to the Playhouse is a mini-vacation that lets audience members reconnect with family and friends and immerse themselves in a play. The shows are chosen to fit a cross-section of our theatre-going public. Every company person, on stage or off, works hard to guarantee an exceptional show for each audience member.

Do you want to give the gift of education that will serve a child for a lifetime? We can help. Our traveling youth outreach, Dakota Players, crosses the state to over 40 locations to bring educational opportunities to communities large and small, many in places that have limited access to theatre education. The sets, costumes, sound, and lights are all part of the experience and a final show is produced for the community. For many of the students, this is the highlight of their school year.  The experience builds confidence and helps students prepare for a world of working with a team to produce the desired outcome.


Do you want to give the gift of equal opportunity? You can! The Black Hills Playhouse provides classes, performance and writing opportunities to community members with disabilities. The Dakotabilities program in Sioux Falls teams up with the BHP teaching staff to re-invent the way plays are staged, designed and delivered. This groundbreaking work is giving people who have never had the opportunity to be on stage a chance to shine!

Because of people like you, over $8000 was awarded last year in tuition assistance to kids whose families needed help getting them to performing arts camps. We also provide “Kids Go Free” performances to keep our programs affordable for families, and so the next generation can enjoy the transformative experience of live theatre. Want to learn more? Visit our new website at

Make someone happy, build a better person, and increase arts opportunities for everyone. The world needs more positivity right now. For the feel-good gift of the year, give to the BHP!


Your Friends at the Black Hills Playhouse


p.s. You can donate with the enclosed form, by calling our office at 605 255-4910, or by donating online. Recurring gifts that bring cash in monthly to support our programs are especially beneficial. Thanks!




As a not-for-profit organization, the Black Hills Playhouse relies on individual, corporate, foundation, and government support to bring excellent theatre productions to its stage as well as dynamic education programs that serve communities large and small across our region.


Join the thousands of donors who give to the Black Hills Playhouse and make an impact in your community today. 



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The Black Hills Playhouse, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to deliver exceptional theatre programs that engage diverse people and strengthen South Dakota communities.

Theatre Address:

24834 S. Playhouse Road,

Custer, SD 57730

Box Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Box Office: 605.255.4141

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