Theatre Boosters (Website, Handout)
Palo Alto High School Theatre Boosters

Paly Theatre Boosters are parents and community members who support the outstanding Paly Theatre program and provide funds for the many student enrichment opportunities available through the program.
Paly Theatre Program

Under the direction of Theatre teacher Sarah Thermond, Paly Theatre will offer an exciting 2021-22 theatre program open to all Paly students. Hopefully in-person productions will return to the beautiful Performing Arts Center, although last year’s innovative season included several quality online productions and Paly Theatre is excited to explore all possible ways of connecting with our audiences!

Paly Theatre produces 2-3 plays a year, open to all Paly students, as well as our unique playwriting festival Play In A Day and One Acts that give interested students an opportunity to direct.

Theatre classes at Paly include a comprehensive theatre education: four years of classes culminating in a capstone project Theatre 4 Honors class, as well as a separate Stage Tech class that offers a dual enrollment option with Foothills College for Advanced students that many students have used as a stepping stone to a career in professional theater.

Paly Theatre also has the Thespian Club, an Improv Troupe and a Comedy Sportz team. Visit to learn more.
New Date! Save the date of Thursday, September 9,  7-8:30 pm, IN-PERSON, for the annual Drama & Desserts evening to learn more about the program and upcoming season (handout).

The Paly Theatre program is only minimally funded by PAUSD. The Boosters are crucial in funding:

  • Classroom enrichment workshops and guest lecturers
  • Purchase and rental of professional sound, lighting and projection equipment for performances
  • Outside experts to work directly with students on lighting, sound engineering,
    carpentry, scenery painting
  • Stage combat and dialect coaches
  • Scholarships for the Annual Gunn/Paly trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland and California State Thespian Festival
  • Young Playwrights’ Project from TheatreWorks
  • Professional development opportunities for theatre staff
Support Paly Theatre to be part of our award-winning theatre community:
  • Patron contributions of $500 and higher get a program acknowledgement for all shows and two free in-person tickets
  • Producer contributions of $250 and higher get a program acknowledgement for the first show of the school year
  • All donations are appreciated and put to use directly in Paly Theatre programs.
Please help our Theatre Department produce quality productions for our community and memorable experiences for our Thespian students through your donation to the Paly Theatre Boosters, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID 51-0486309).
Your contributions are not required for your student’s participation in this activity in any way and are entirely voluntary.  Your valuable contributions help Paly go beyond the basics in providing enhanced student experiences.
Join the Boosters: Just fill out the form and pay online below.

Become a Paly Theatre Booster

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Double your donation! Paly Theatre Boosters is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, Tax ID# 51-0486309
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