I'm from a small town without a real theatre. Our school is bursting at the seams and very recently one of the members of our town offered to donate an entire high school! For some reason (unknown to me) the administrators/school board/someone turned it down. Our community theatre would like to approach this donor (we know who it is) and ask for a theatre separate from the school. A couple things we are unsure of: 1) How to make the initial contact. Should we directly approach him/her and ask for the donation or should we invite him/her to our show and ask after? We are holding a hors d'oeuvres social gathering for owners of local businesses. 2) We would need everything. How much would land would we need and how much would a theatre cost to build? (roughly) I'm positive I can pull some strings and have some of the many contractors in the area help do work for less than the average cost. 3) Taxes and additional funding? 4) Is this feasible and a good idea? The theatre won't be used every weekend for shows. But the school band and choir will hold their concerts there (instead of being in a gym...). What other types of attractions could we bring in? 5) Anything else I am missing. I know there must be lots.