If you’ve been present for even just one performance at Westport Country Playhouse, then you understand how moving this experience can be. But did you know that ticket sales cover only about a third of what it costs us to bring you such world-class theater? Or that each year we depend on the generosity of supportive audience members just like you to join together with corporate, foundation and government sources to provide more than 50% of the funding for what you see on stage and the programs behind the scenes? It’s true. As much as we deeply appreciate your support as an audience member, that alone isn’t enough to raise the curtain. So this year we’d like to cast you in an important role: that of an investor in exceptional live theater in our region. Please consider how generously you can give to keep alive the magic on stage. The artists, the students, families and thousands of audience members who will join us at the Playhouse this year will be grateful for your contribution. In advance, we thank you for your generosity.
Deepen your connection to this important local resource by making a gift today.
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Friends of the Playhouse
Program recognition, advance notification of playhouse productions and special events
The benefits above, plus…Insider Updates”-receive special communications from WCP leadership, and be the first to hear the latest about the Playhouse and its artists
The benefits above, plus…Invitation to a rehearsal during the Season
The benefits above, plus…A special “Behind the Scenes” tour of the Playhouse
Premiere Circle Benefits
Bring together your passion for the Playhouse and your philanthropy by joining us as a member of the Premiere Circle. Premiere Circle member enjoy unparalleled access to the Playhouse’s artists, exclusive glimpses of the world backstage, and an enhanced experience every time you attend a show. Your most generous gift to the annual fund will support all of the Playhouse’s offerings from our Season productions to our education and family programs and Winter at the Playhouse. We are deeply grateful for your commitment.
∙ Program Recognition
∙ Advance Notification of Playhouse productions and special event
∙ Insider Updates – Be up to date on the latest about the Playhouse and its artists
∙ Invitation to a rehearsal during the Season
∙ A “behind the scenes” tour of the Playhouse
$1,500 Donation: All above Benefits, plus…
∙ Concierge ticketing service through our private donor phone line
∙ Private preview of the Season with Artistic Director Mark Lamos
∙ Access to the Smilow Donor Lounge during intermission of select performances
$3,000 Donation: All above Benefits, plus…
∙ Invitation to attend a new Play Development Reading and private reception to meet the artists
$5,000 Donation: All above Benefits, plus…
∙ Private reception on one Season production opening night
∙ VIP parking privileges at Playhouse Season productions
$10,000 Donation: All above Benefits, plus…
∙ Prominent lobby recognition
$15,000 Donation: All above Benefits, plus…
∙ Recognition as a Production Partner on one Season production
$25,000 Donation: All above Benefits, (except recognition as a Production Partner) plus…
∙ Recognition as a Production Sponsor on one Season production
Westport Country Playhouse is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and charitable contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Some giving levels may include a variety of benefits that, if accepted, reduce the contribution by a slight amount. If you would like to waive benefits, or have questions about contributions to Westport Country Playhouse, please contact Kathryn Gloor, Individual Giving Manager, at 203/227.5137 x122 or firstname.lastname@example.org