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Membership Benefits

Members of the Shakespeare Theatre Company receive exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the Company, including multiple private events during the year with members of our casts and creative team, the exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public, as well as direct support from the Donor Services staff for ticketing and other needs.

Members in our Artistic Circle receive numerous additional and upgraded benefits, including insider access to our events and performances, an intimate, reserved Patrons Lounge (for Sidney Harman Hall productions) featuring a full bar with free drinks, as well as the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of D.C’s elite.

Shakespeare Stars

Friend – $75-$149

  • First-in-line ticket priority sale
  • Bard Card
  • Invitations for two people to two Meet the Cast receptions
  • A complimentary subscription to Stages, our exclusive members-only newsletter

Contributor – $150-$249

All of the Friend benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two people to attend an additional Meet the Cast reception (three total)

Donor – $250-$499

All of the Contributor benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two to attend an additional Meet the Cast reception (four total)
  • Recognition in all programs for one calendar year

Sustainer – $500-$999

All of the Donor benefits plus:

  • Invitation for two to attend one Opening Night performance, including a post-show cast reception
  • Invitation for two to attend one technical rehearsal, including a pre-rehearsal cocktail reception
  • Invitations for two to attend an additional Meet the Cast reception (five total)

Guarantor – $1,000-$1,499

All of the Sustainer benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two to attend an additional Opening Night performance, including a post-show cast reception (two total)
  • Invitations for two people to attend all Meet the Cast receptions throughout the season

Artistic Circle

Benefactor — $1,500-$2,499 ($540 Non-Deductible)

All of the Guarantor benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two people to attend four Opening Night performances, including  post-performance parties with the cast
  • Invitations for two people to attend two technical rehearsals, including pre-event cocktail receptions
  • Access to the Patrons Lounge for Sidney Harman Hall productions

Patron — $2,500-$4,999 ($895 Non-Deductible)

All of the Benefactor benefits plus:

  • Invitation for two people to attend an additional Opening Night performance, including the post-performance party with the cast; one performance will include a dinner hosted by Artistic Director Michael Kahn and the Shakespeare Theatre Company Board of Trustees

Sponsor — $5,000 - $9,999 ($1,400 Non-Deductible)

All of the Patron benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two people to attend all Opening Night performances, including post-performance parties with the cast. Two performances will include a dinner hosted by Artistic Director Michael Kahn and the Shakespeare Theatre Company Board of Trustees.
  • Invitations for two people to attend three technical rehearsals, including pre-event cocktail receptions

Producer — $10,000-$24,999 ($1,865 Non-Deductible)

All of the Sponsor benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two people to attend all Opening Night performances throughout the season, including post-performance parties with the cast. Four performances will include a dinner hosted by Artistic Director Michael Kahn and the Shakespeare Theatre Company Board of Trustees.
  • Invitations for two people to attend all technical rehearsals throughout the season, including pre-event cocktail receptions

Playwright — $25,000-$49,999 ($2,185 Non-Deductible)

All of the Producer benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two people to attend all Opening Night performances and invitations to the post-performance party with the cast. All performances will include a dinner hosted by Artistic Director Michael Kahn and the Shakespeare Theatre Company Board of Trustees.

Director — $50,000-$99,999 ($2,585 Non-Deductible)

All of the Producer benefits plus:

  • Ability to rent the Patrons Lounge in Sidney Harman Hall for private functions at a reduced rate
  • An exclusive private dinner with Artistic Director Michael Kahn

Chairman — $100,000 and up ($2,585 Non-Deductible)

All of the Director benefits plus:

  • Opportunity for you and a guest to “run the show” from backstage