Make an Impact

Subsidized artist rental fees cover just 68% of the cost of keeping Neighborhood House open to the public.

Neighborhood House has served populations in need and the immediate Old City community since opening its doors in 1915. Today, Neighborhood House is a performance venue and gathering place through which Christ Church Preservation Trust supports arts programming and cross-disciplinary performing artists through subsidized rehearsal and performance rentals.

Your donations help keep these rates low so that artists can continue to imagine new and experimental works in our ADA-accessible theater and throughout the broader historic Christ Church campus.

Why Donate

Neighborhood House, a self-sustaining program of Christ Church Preservation Trust, has a small staff, a small budget, and tremendous impact, a ripple effect that benefits hundreds of artists and their audiences.

All gifts of all sizes help us preserve and increase this effect:


 subsidizes a one-week theater rental


subsidizes a theater performances or a local artist’s concert of new music on the Christ Church organ


provides overhead for a weekend of rehearsals in the Great Hall


subsidizes an afternoon workshop or audition


replaces a broken lamp in a theater light

Donate by Mail

Check donations, payable to “Christ Church Preservation Trust,” with Neighborhood House in the memo line, can be mailed to:

Christ Church Preservation Trust
Attn: Hannah Opdenaker
20 N American St
Philadelphia, PA 19106