Give Money

We really do love cash. And we use it very well. Rude Mechs has never taken out a loan, carries an operating reserve, and has ended every year in the black since our inception. We hope you will consider making a donation in one of the following ways:

  • Donate Online  Look to the right, where it says “Donate Today!” – you can donate right here, securely using that form. Payments are processed via Stripe.
  • Mail us a check. Checks can be made out to Rude Mechanicals and mailed to 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704.
  • Join to do your online shopping. Up to 25% of your purchase amounts will go to Rude Mechs at no additional cost to you. Interested?
  • Join AmazonSmile On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Just pick Rude Mechanicals – A Theatre Collective! Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to us.
  • Invite your employer to become a Corporate Sponsor or to match your donations Interested?

Give Time

If you are interested in volunteering for Rude Mechs, we’ll definitely take your help! Please email and let us know what you are interested in doing. Our wish list regularly includes:

  • Production Volunteers – ushers, carpenters, costume assistants, front of house / concessions volunteers, marketing assistants
  • Special Events Volunteers – we always need help on events – cooking, setting up, cleaning, ticketing…
  • Office Volunteers – maintain database, maintain production and marketing archives
  • Venue Volunteers – venue maintenance and upkeep, venue restoration, storage room organization, special projects
  • Outreach VolunteersOff Center Teens can always use your help.

Give Stuff

If you have goods or services that you think would benefit Rude Mechs, please let us know by emailing Our wish list regularly includes:

  • Top of the line macintosh computers, laser printers, color printers
  • Adobe Creative Suites CS [higher than 6]
  • Quality workshop tools: drill guns, saws, hammers, screws
  • Retreat locations (for artistic, board and full company weekend retreats)