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A photo of the Founders Wall
Engage and Support

Why Give

The Smith Center is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people from all walks of life through the power of the live performing arts. We rely on the generous support of our donors to sustain the transformational work we do on our stages and in the community.

“The arts are not meant to exist for only a select few. Why wouldn’t we want all of our children to experience creativity?”

Elaine Wynn

Artistic Excellence, Education and Inspiration for All

As a non-profit organization, ticket sales cover only 75% of everything we do at The Smith Center. Philanthropic support is critical to accomplishing our mission, which is to provide and preserve a high-quality performing arts center that is embraced by the community and is recognized as a vital force by supporting artistic excellence, education and inspiration for all.

Contributions to The Smith Center, whether from memberships, donations, grants or sponsorships, make it possible for us to:

  • Present a wide range of world-class music, theater and dance performances

  • Keep ticket prices accessible for all

  • Provide impactful arts education programs for under-served and under-represented groups across Southern Nevada, at no cost to participants

  • Preserve the beauty of our campus

Because of the generosity of our supporters:

High school students watching a student matinee at The Smith Center

Accessible Pricing

Approximately 325,000 tickets are sold at accessible prices to patrons in a traditional season.

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World Class Performances

On average, 400 world-class performances spanning a wide variety of genres occur at The Smith Center in a traditional year.

High school students watching a student matinee at The Smith Center

Performances at No Cost to Schools

750,000 students and teachers have attended live performances at The Smith Center through our education initiatives, at no cost to schools.

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Inclusive Performances

More than 3,500 community members with autism or other intellectual disabilities and their families have attended a sensory-friendly performance at The Smith Center. 

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The Heart of Education

4,029 teachers have been recognized for their above-and-beyond excellence through The Heart of Education Awards.

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In-School Experiences

35,000 students and teachers experience in-school performances presented by local and visiting artists each year, through the Southern Nevada Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child initiative.

An elementary student in costume a Simba with other students in costume in the background in seats and on stage in Reynolds Hall.

Musical Theater in Schools

More than 40 Clark County School District schools have created, rehearsed and performed their own musical theater programs through The Smith Center’s Disney Musicals in Schools program. 

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Engaging High School Students

1,000 area high school students take to the stage annually with participating schools in the Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards.

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Partnership with Community Groups

60 other community groups partner with The Smith Center to ensure access to the performing arts for all.

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Maintaining the Campus

More than 30,000 man-hours are are allocated annually to maintain the beauty of our campus, preserving The Smith Center for future generations.


To learn how your support can help fulfill the remaining 25%, click here to learn more or contact us at [email protected].