Friends of the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center: Support for educational programming

Friends of the Jane Pickens Theater (JPTF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization approved by the IRS in 2008 and dedicated to building educational programming at the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center. Guided by our directors, Friends of The JPT provides fundraising and community outreach programs that enrich the school experience on Aquidneck Island. 

We encourage all residents, businesses, and groups to become proactively involved with the Friends organization. Help us reach our goals by attending films and events at the Jane Pickens, volunteering your time or services or by making tax-deductable donations. 

On Monday, June 15th, the sixth grade class of Newport's own Thompson Middle School walked the red carpet through Washington square in style to attend TMS: Night at the Oscars - Truths or Dares of Newport at the Jane Pickens Theater. This elegant and exciting event showcased student-made films featuring local lore and fascinating facts about Newport, Rhode Island. The 6th grade students' films were shown on the big screen for friends and family to enjoy, with the most popular films being awarded 'Oscar' trophies to the enthusiastic cheers of teachers and peers. It was a rousing success!