The Förderverein der Staatsoperette Dresden (funding society for the Dresden State Operetta) was founded back in 2002, and has seen loyal visitors become friends and sponsors of 'their' Operetta. Over 150 members support the Staatsoperette through active or passive membership. The society helps with investments to improve theatre operations, but also with aspects such as child and youth employment. And it's not just the close contact with the facility that society members appreciate. The society also seeks to raise the profile of the diverse and entertaining music theatre, and expand the institution's network.