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SUPPORTERS

SPECIAL NOTE: Now through July 28—PUBLIC GIVES! Day—help us raise $250,000 to close this year's revenue gap. Your PUBLIC GIVES! membership donation, whether made online now or in-person at the Block Party on 7/28, supports The Public's commitment to provide New Yorkers, regardless of background and geography, with access to dynamic and game-changing theater. Give today!

The Public Theater's members fuel The Public’s mission to create excellent, accessible theater. The annual support from our community of donors allows The Public to continue its work as a civic institution engaging with the most important ideas and social issues of today, while reimagining what theater can be.  

As a Supporter, you have access to discounted, no-fee tickets to the Astor Place Season*.   

As a Supporter Plus, you will receive all the benefits of a Supporter*, invitations to special events, and perks related to Free Shakespeare in the Park**.

Monthly, Quarterly and Annually Renewing payment options are available. Join in or renew today! 

Interested in gifting a Supporter membership to a theater enthusiast? Please click here. 

 

Supporters Benefits
$100
$180
$300
$500
$1,250
ASTOR PLACE BLOCK PARTY: Access to members-only behind the scenes tours of 425 Lafayette on July 28 Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
MOVIE IN THE PARKS: Access to members-only lawn seating area at select screenings Checked Checked Checked
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PUB: Invite for two (2) to attend members-only Shakespeare in The Pub: Reflections on Producing and Performing Shakespeare 1 1 1
Supporter rate tickets available for purchase per ASTOR PLACE production* 1 2 2 2 4
Priority access to performances before the general public Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
No fees on ticket purchases and free ticket exchanges Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite(s) to member Town Halls and roundtables Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite for two (2) to Inside the Public: Conversations with Casting, Production, Etc. Checked Checked Checked
Invite for two (2) to Annual Breakfast with Public Theater Executive Leadership Checked Checked
Priority access to tickets for select Joe's Pub performances Checked Checked Checked
20% Discount on food & drink at Joe's Pub, The Library, and the Lobby Bar Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
10% discount on Public Theater Store merchandise Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Member e-newsletters and season guides Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Name acknowledgement on The Public's website Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Digital membership card Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Dedicated donor services from The Supporters Desk via phone or email Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Full Tax Deductibility Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked

Contact the Supporters Desk at 212.539.8650 or [email protected] to learn more. 

Information about making a membership gift through a donor-advised fund can be found here. 

For more information on The Public’s membership policies, click here. 

A donation acknowledgment will be sent within 2-4 weeks of your gift.

*All seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket availability is not guaranteed.

**The Delacorte Theater, home of Free Shakespeare in the Park, is closed for renovations until 2025. Member benefits for GoPublic! A Festival of Free Shakespeare in the Park begin with Summer 2024.

 

YOUNG PARTNERS

SPECIAL NOTE: Now through July 28—PUBLIC GIVES! Day—help us raise $250,000 to close this year's revenue gap. Your PUBLIC GIVES! membership donation, whether made online now or in-person at the Block Party on 7/28, supports The Public's commitment to provide New Yorkers, regardless of background and geography, with access to dynamic and game-changing theater. Give today!

Young Partners are a dedicated group of theater-enthusiasts under the age of 45 who believe culture belongs to everyone.   

The Public Theater's members fuel The Public’s mission to create excellent, accessible theater. The annual support from our community of donors allows The Public to continue its work as a civic institution engaging with the most important ideas and social issues of today, while reimagining what theater can be.  

As a Young Partner, you have access to tickets to the Astor Place Season, invitations to special events, and perks related to Free Shakespeare in the Park*.  Young Partners of all levels also receive: 20% discount on food & drink at The Library, Joe's Pub, and Lobby Bar, 10% off purchases at The Public’s online store, name acknowledgment on The Public's website, access to Partner rate tickets without fees and free ticket exchanges, digital membership card, and dedicated customer service from The Partners Desk via phone or email.  

Monthly, Quarterly and Annually Renewing payment options are available. Join in or renew today! 

 
Interested in gifting a Young Partner membership to a theater enthusiast?

Please click here.

Young Partners Benefits
$600
$1,250
$3,000
$5,500
$8,000
$10,000
$15,000
MOVIE IN THE PARKS: Access to members-only lawn seating area at select screenings Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
MOVIE IN THE PARKS: Invite for two (2) to Young Partner picnic at Central Park Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
ASTOR PLACE BLOCK PARTY: Access to members-only behind the scenes tours of 425 Lafayette on July 28 Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PUB: Invite(s) for two (2) to attend members-only Shakespeare in The Pub: Reflections on Producing and Performing Shakespeare 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Invite to the annual Young Partner Celebration Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Complimentary tickets to the ASTOR PLACE Season of musicals and plays 2 6 8 10 12 14
Partner rate tickets available for purchase per ASTOR PLACE production 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
# of ASTOR PLACE complimentary tickets that can be used per production 2 2 2 2 4* 4*
Priority access to performances before the general public Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
No fees on ticket purchases and free exchanges Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite(s) to member Town Halls and roundtables Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite for two (2) to Inside the Public: Conversations with Casting, Production, Etc. Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite for two (2) to Young Partner Evenings 1 1 2 2 2
Invite for two (2) to Partner Dinners 1 1 2 2
Access to select Opening Night performances in the ASTOR PLACE Season Checked Checked
Priority access to tickets for select Joe's Pub performances Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite for two (2) to Joe's Pub Partner Night Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invitations to Young Partner Happy Hour Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Member e-newsletter and season guides Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
20% off food and drink at Joe's Pub, The Library, and the Lobby bar Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
10% discount on Public Theater Store merchandise Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Name acknowledgment on The Public's website Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Digital membership card Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Dedicated donor services from the Partners Desk via phone or email Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Access to our Broadway Concierge Service Checked Checked
Option to give one $3,000 Partnership to a friend, family member, or colleague Checked
Tax Deductibility $600 $1,065 $2,445 $4,760 $6,830 $8,645 $13,505
Estimated fair market value of benefits $0 $185 $555 $740 $1,170 $1,355 $1,495

Contact The Partners Desk at 212.539.8734 or [email protected] to learn more about the Partners Program. 

Information about making a membership gift through a donor-advised fund can be found here. 

For more information on The Public’s membership policies, click here. 

A donation acknowledgment will be sent within 2-4 weeks of your gift.

*The Delacorte Theater, home of Free Shakespeare in the Park, is closed for renovations until 2025. Member benefits for GoPublic! A Festival of Free Shakespeare in the Park begin with Summer 2024.

PARTNERS

SPECIAL NOTE: Now through July 28—PUBLIC GIVES! Day—help us raise $250,000 to close this year's revenue gap. Your PUBLIC GIVES! membership donation, whether made online now or in-person at the Block Party on 7/28, supports The Public's commitment to provide New Yorkers, regardless of background and geography, with access to dynamic and game-changing theater. Give today!

The Public Theater's members fuel The Public’s mission to create excellent, accessible theater. The annual support from our community of donors allows The Public to continue its work as a civic institution engaging with the most important ideas and social issues of today, while reimagining what theater can be.  

As a Partner, you have access to complimentary tickets to the Astor Place Season, invitations to events, and perks related to Free Shakespeare in the Park*. Partners of all levels also receive: 20% off food and beverages at Joe's Pub, The Library, and Lobby Bar, 10% off purchases at The Public’s online store, name acknowledgment on The Public's website and in Playbills, members e-Newsletter and season guides, access to Partner rate tickets without fees and free ticket exchanges, digital membership card, and dedicated customer service from the Partners Desk via phone or email.  

Monthly, Quarterly and Annually Renewing payment options are available. Join in or renew today! 

Interested in gifting a Partner membership to a theater enthusiast? Please click here.

Partners Benefits
$3,000
$5,500
$8,000
$10,000
$15,000
MOVIE IN THE PARKS: Access to members-only lawn seating area at select screenings Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
ASTOR PLACE BLOCK PARTY: Access to members-only behind the scenes tours of 425 Lafayette on July 28 Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PUB: Invite(s) for two (2) to attend members-only Shakespeare in The Pub: Reflections on Producing and Performing Shakespeare 2 2 2 2 2
Complimentary tickets to the ASTOR PLACE Season of musicals and plays 6 8 10 12 14
# of ASTOR PLACE complimentary tickets that can be used per production 2 2 2 4 4
Partner rate tickets available for purchase per ASTOR PLACE production 2 2 2 2 2
Priority access to performances before the general public Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
No fees on ticket purchases and free exchanges Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite(s) to member Town Halls and roundtables Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite for two (2) to Annual Breakfast with Public Theater Executive Leadership Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite for two (2) to Partner Evenings 1 2 2 2 2
Invite for two (2) to Inside the Public: Conversations with Casting, Production, Etc. Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite for two (2) to Partner Dinners 1 1 2
Access to select Opening Night performances in the ASTOR PLACE Season Checked Checked
Priority access to tickets for select Joe's Pub performances Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Invite for two (2) to Joe's Pub Partner Night Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
20% off food and drink at Joe's Pub, The Library, and the Lobby Bar Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
10% discount on Public Theater Store merchandise Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Member e-newsletter and season guides Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Name acknowledgment on The Public's website Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Digital membership card Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Dedicated donor services from The Partners Desk via phone and email Checked Checked Checked Checked Checked
Access to our Broadway Concierge Service providing access to Broadway House Seats Checked Checked
Option to give one complimentary Shiva Partnership to a friend, family member, or colleague Checked
Tax Deductibility $2,520 $4,835 $7,050 $8,865 $13,625
Estimated fair market value of benefits $480 $665 $950 $1,135 $1,375

Contact The Partners Desk at 212.539.8734 or [email protected] to learn more about the Partners Program. 

Information about making a membership gift through a donor-advised fund can be found here. 

For more information on The Public’s membership policies, click here. 

A donation acknowledgment will be sent within 2-4 weeks of your gift.

*The Delacorte Theater, home of Free Shakespeare in the Park, is closed for renovations until 2025. Member benefits for GoPublic! A Festival of Free Shakespeare in the Park begin with Summer 2024.

THE PRODUCERS COUNCIL

Invest in a more vibrant and just world.

By joining the Producers Council, you join a community of visionary leaders who are fostering the future of The Public Theater and creating a more democratic cultural landscape. In thanks for your support, you’ll gain special access to the works on our stages, receive invitations to bespoke events throughout the season, and enjoy highly personalized benefits tailored to your interests.

NOTE: Typical Producers Council access to Free Shakespeare in the Park productions—including reserved performance seats and invites to Tech Rehearsals, Dorothy Strelsin Backstage Dinners, and Opening Nights—will return after construction on The Delacorte Theater is completed in 2025. Throughout summer 2024, we are pleased to offer exciting new benefits surrounding GO PUBLIC! - more below. 

Join or renew today! To make a gift, select the level at which you would like to contribute below. 

For questions about leadership giving at The Public, please contact Drew Klingner, Director of Major Gifts, at [email protected].  

PRODUCERS COUNCIL BENEFITS

Sponsor Level ($25,000+)


New GO PUBLIC! BENEFITS FOR SUMMER 2024

  • Access to members-only general admission seating sections for select performances of Mobile Unit’s THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (reserved seating available upon request)
  • Invitation for two (2) to The Dorothy Strelsin Partner Evening for Mobile Unit’s THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Hudson Yards
  • Invitation for two (2) to the Mobile Unit Celebration Dinner

  • Invitation for two (2) to attend three (3) members-only Shakespeare in the Pub events: Reflections on Performing and Producing Shakespeare

  • Access to members-only lawn seating area at select Movie in the Parks screening locations


VIP TICKETING

  • Dedicated customer service and personalized ticket handling from the Partners Desk via phone or email for all Public Theater productions and performances at Joe’s Pub

  • No fees on purchases or exchanges, priority access to tickets before the general public, and access to prime seating locations

  • 14 complimentary tickets to the Astor Place Season of plays and musicals (up to 4 may be used per production)

  • Opportunity to purchase 2 additional Partner Rate tickets to each Astor Place production

  • Eligibility for The Public's Broadway Concierge Service, providing access to purchase House Seats for select Broadway productions


EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Invitations to select Astor Place Opening Night performances
  • Invitations to 2 Astor Place Partner Dinners
  • Invitations to ALL Partner Evenings, including the Mobile Unit and Joe’s Pub Partner Nights
  • Invitations to Public Theater Townhalls and Inside The Public series events
  • Invitation to the Annual Breakfast with Public Theater Executive Leadership


PROGRAMMATIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Access to scripts for select Public Theater productions in the current season
  • Opportunity to designate your support toward specific Public Theater programming
  • Option to participate in special interest councils: the Musical Theater Council, for those who are dedicated to the creation of new musicals, or Shakespeare Council, for those who are passionate about The Public’s Shakespeare programming


RECOGNITION & OTHER BENEFITS

  • Recognition in printed Playbills for Public Theater productions and on The Public’s website
  • Private tour of The Public Theater’s flagship Astor Place building or Public Studios rehearsal space (upon request)
  • Access to the Pulse of The Public, a quarterly members e-newsletter featuring insider programmatic and production content, institutional updates, and supporter stories
  • Option to gift one complimentary Shiva Partnership
  • 20% Discount on food & drink at The Library and Joe's Pub
  • 10% Discount on Public Theater Store merchandise
Benefactor Level ($50,000+)

All benefits at the Sponsor level, PLUS:

  • Option to sponsor an Astor Place production, artist residency program, or playwright commission
  • Access to select private readings, workshops, and rehearsals throughout the season
  • Invitations to intimate Salon Events, hosted in private homes and other special locations, featuring a performance or conversation with Public Theater artists
Ambassador Level ($75,000+)

All benefits at the Benefactor level, PLUS:

  • Eligibility for a Public Gratitude Night, a personalized evening for The Public to thank you for your support, including 8 complimentary tickets to an Astor Place production of your choice and special on-site recognition
  • Opportunity to reserve an additional pair of tickets for select Astor Place Opening Night performances (subject to availability)
Visionary Level ($100,000+)

All benefits at the Ambassador level, PLUS:

  • Eligibility for an enhanced Public Gratitude Night, including 4 additional complimentary tickets to an Astor Place production of your choice (total of 12), on-site recognition, and a post-show champagne toast
  • Digital recognition on monitors in the Astor Place lobby

CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL

All invitations to Public Theater events are for 2 people unless otherwise stated.

Producers Council gifts extend goods and services to donors, and are therefore partially tax deductible.

Information about making a membership gift through a donor-advised fund can be found here.

A donation acknowledgment will be sent within 2-4 weeks of your gift.

For more information on The Public’s membership policies, click here.

Birthday

Payment Preference



Acknowledgment

Acknowledgment

Corporate Matching

Declination of Benefits

By declining benefits, you forego the following:
  • All complimentary tickets for the ASTOR PLACE Season (tickets at discounted rates are still offered)
  • Invitations to all Partner events (e.g., Partner Dinners and Partner Cocktail Receptions)
  • Access to redeem any member premiums offered throughout the year
  • Please note that Partners who choose to decline benefits still have access to reserved seating for FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK