Ritz Theater Sanford


capital campaign

Ritz scene and design shop

This year the Ritz Theater reached an important milestone: its 100th Anniversary. It’s with the support of visionaries, community leaders, government grants, corporate gifts, members, and the participation of countless patrons over the decades that has helped the Theater survive and thrive. 

We ask you, our supporters, to help us continue be a vibrant part of the Central Florida arts and entertainment community by donating to our Capital Campaign. 

Our goal is $250,000.

Will you support us by playing a part in the next phase of our history?

Help us replace this with a new Scene and Design Shop.

Major Sponsors

The need

Help us replace this with a new Scene and Design Shop.

It has become increasingly clear that we do not have the infrastructure to support a growing theatrical program. With each stage play held, we experience issues with the build and creation of stage sets along with the subsequent storage. 

Currently, sets are built open-air in a back alley of our property often in the scorching hot or rainy weather. Our experienced carpenters construct many set pieces that could be reused or repurposed if there was room to store them. Items that can be salvaged, when space permits, are stored in two aging, overpacked single-story sheds with no climate controls and one open-air canopy.


  • Provide a safe environment for staff and volunteers to build sets
  • Create an organized, accessible storage system
  • Give us the ability to reuse built set pieces, which saves money that can be used towards other needs.


The Community has financially supported us through two prior, major capital campaigns and trust us as good stewards of their donations.

Here’s how you can help us reach our goal of $250,000 goal.

  • Donate with a check
  • A Corporate Gift
  • A Gift of Stock
  • Provide in-Kind services or donated construction materials towards the project
  • A leadership Gift of $3,000 or more

Thank you for supporting the next phase of our history.

If you would like to make an online donation, at any level, please click below! We thank you!

Preliminary Ritz Scene and Design Shop drawing.


CPH Engineers
HKS Architects
Wayne Densch Charitable Trust