Eligibility Requirements


In recent years TCG has revised its eligibility criteria for Theatre Membership in an effort to be more inclusive of organizational models arising out of diverse experiences and ways of theatremaking. We welcome all not-for-profit organizations with tax exempt status OR fiscal sponsorship by a 501(c)3 organization with a professional orientation and standards as defined, in part, by the following:

  • Minimum of one years’ prior existence as a professional producing organization with continuity of operation
  • Organizational structure with consistent leadership and contact person
  • A commitment to rigorous pursuit of theatrical form and theatre-making, as shown by consistent artistic activity (full productions with appropriate time for rehearsal and development as needed, virtual readings, community engagement, educational programming, etc)
  • A commitment to artist compensation and benefits
  • A commitment to EDI across all areas of identity
  • Community vitality, as evidenced by local, state or national funding sources, local media coverage and/or community awards or other recognition of the value of the theatre’s work

Theatres failing to meet any of the above eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply, as long as their application materials include explanatory information addressing those eligibility criteria not met. 


Base TCG Membership dues are calculated as 0.195% of a theatre's total income (both earned and unearned), with a minimum assessment of $550 and a maximum assessment of $15,000. TCG Theatre Membership cycles run July 1st - June 30th each year and prorating is available.

Since 2020, TCG has offered a Pay-What-You-Will dues model to Member Theatres as they make their way through these extraordinary times. If membership dues present a barrier to your theatre joining at this time, contact Director of Membership Jen Cleary at [email protected] for more information.


Your Theatre can join TCG at any time of the year.

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