Ways to Give

Your involvement decides the future of the arts!

Bakersfield Music Theatre & Stars Theatre Restaurant is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the enrichment of the Kern County community. Through renowned performances and youth programs focused on nurturing home-grown talent, BMT/Stars has grown to become a beloved and valued part of Kern County’s cultural heartbeat.

Since 1969, BMT/Stars has graciously welcomed many audience members and guests. Although ticket sales are a major part of what makes the theatre work, it is not enough to keep the doors open or grow our educational programs. 25% of the theatre’s funds come from generous contributions from our dedicated patrons and friends. In a time where arts education programs are being cut from schools, and local arts organizations are struggling to make ends meet, it is important to nurture our arts institutions.

Your support makes a difference! Here are some ways to support the organization:
  • Make a donation - When you give a donation to BMT/Stars, you are giving a tax-deductible gift that keeps performing arts and arts education alive in our community.
  • Audition for a show - We are nothing without our volunteer performers! Please visit our audition page for more information.
  • Volunteer - BMT/Stars relies heavily on the support of volunteers. Opportunities include behind-the-scenes work and office assistance.
  • Sponsor a show - Show sponsorship opportunities (also known as naming rights) are available for upcoming 2018-2019 shows. Sponsors receive an array of benefits, including complimentary tickets.
  • Like and Share - Be sure to like and share us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Liking and sharing our pages and content increase BMT/Stars’ visibility.
  • Check-In and Review - Be sure to check-in and review us on Yelp! Check-ins and reviews increase our visibility, inspiring others to visit BMT/Stars to see a show or join us for lunch!
  • AmazonSmile - Do you shop on Amazon? When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to BMT/Stars. Support us every time you shop!
  • Donate used clothing and costumes - Cleaning out your closet? Have a Halloween costume you'll never wear again? Consider donating your used clothing to our costume department! You may drop off clothing donations at the box office during business hours.



Box Office Hours: M-F, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1931 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 325-6100 | boxoffice@bmtstars.com