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The Historic Riviera Theatre is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve and maintain the Historic Riviera Theatre and the Mighty WurliTzer Organ and to promote the performing arts.

Your continued support is requested. With your help we can continue our mission and keep the Historic Riviera Theatre a thriving regional cultural destination for generations to come. You can be a part of our history by preserving our regions heritage, supporting a thriving performing arts center with top entertainers from around the world and enjoying the magical experience of a 1926 historic theatre with its original working WurliTzer organ.

There are a variety of ways you can make an impact and support the Historic Riviera. Individual donations; corporate / private donations; corporate sponsorships and membership opportunities.

The Historic Riviera Theatre is a registered non-profit organization. All proceeds from tickets and concessions go toward the restoration and preservation of the historic theatre. The Riviera Theatre does not receive any help with general operating expenses and relies on generous contributions to fund critically needed ongoing restoration projects.

On behalf of the Historic Riviera Theatre we would like to thank you for your generous donation and for being a part of our history!


Individual Donation

The Historic Riviera Theatre is a registered 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve and maintain the Historic Riviera Theatre and the Mighty WurliTzer Organ and to promote the performing arts.

Please make your tax-deductible donation online now with this easy donation form or call us at 716-692-2413. (All proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of the Historic Riviera Theatre) Thank you for being a part of our history!

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Partner with one of the region’s premier cultural assets, the Historic Riviera Theatre.

Through partnerships with the Riviera Theatre, your brand is associated with one of the region’s premier cultural assets. There are many opportunities for sponsorship available.

For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Development Office at 716-692-2413 x410.


Set The Stage – Capital Campaign: Project Goal $6.1 Million

The Riviera Theatre needs your help to complete our vision for a theatre expansion project that will allow the Riviera Theatre to increase the quality of the patron’s experience and allow the theatre to bring in more events/performances and enhance the long term viability of the Historic Riviera Theatre and have a positive economic impact on the local community and region.

  • New ADA-compliant restrooms;
  • New offstage amenities for performers;
  • Black Box theatre;
  • New Lobby/Bar/Concessions spaces;
  • Ground level Box Office;
  • Elevator to Balcony and other levels;
  • Critically needed storage space.

For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Development Office at 716-692-2413 x410.

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Celebrate 90 Years Campaign

During our “Celebrate 90 Days to 90 Years”, The Historic Riviera Theatre asks the community to celebrate this historic birthday with a generous $90 donation (or any amount you can generously give),  to continue the organizations mission to preserve and maintain the Historic Riviera Theatre and the Mighty WurliTzer Organ and to promote the performing arts.  Each day of this celebration, the Riviera Theatre will share photos, memories, video clips and facts about the historic theater and encourage the community to do the same.

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Historic Mighty WurliTzer Organ Restoration Project: Project Goal $100,000

The Historic Riviera Theatre needs your support to help fund full restoration of our Historic Mighty WurliTzer Organ continuously playing since 1926 and built locally here at the WurliTzer Factory in North Tonawanda, NY.

A recent grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to pay for a professional consultant (Carlton Smith Pipe Organ Restorations) resulted in a recommendation of restoration work that will cost $100,000.

  • Restoration of the Riviera Theatre’s Wurlitzer console art/paint decoration
  • Console mechanics complete restoration/ rebuild
  • Relay system (non historic) Replacement

Please donate now and support this critically needed restoration project so the Riviera Theatre can continue to show our monthly Keyboard Pops Organ Concerts and continue our mission to preserve the Historic Mighty WurliTzer Organ.

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