Donor Levels & Benefits

These are unprecedented and unsettling times for everyone. Due to San Francisco city mandates and the rapidly changing circumstances around COVID-19, we had to cancel all productions and programming through the end of our 2019/20 season, and with it, many of our donor benefits.

While our theaters are currently dark, we've reenvisioned and reimagined some exciting new donor-only benefits that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home. You'll get exclusive access to online events and digital content designed to give you an up-close and behind-the-scenes look at the theater. 

And, when we're once again able to gather safety, we'll be launching several new in-person donor benefits, like invitations to Walk the Stage, a brand new event that allows you to tour the stage and set of a production up-close. 

As a non-profit organization, we operate within the narrowest of margins, and cancelled show runs and lost ticket revenue means that we are sustaining massive financial losses every week that our theater is closed. When you renew your gift, we hope that you will also commit to renewing your donor membership for the next two years. By investing in the theater today and pledging your commitment to our future, you're providing A.C.T. with a strong foundation and the financial stability to rebound from this crisis stronger than ever.

We look forward to gathering with you in our spaces again very soon.

 
   

Donor Benefits

Your gift entitles you to membership benefits for one year following the date of your gift. 


Sponsor

$125–$299


  • *NEW* Invitation to A.C.T. Open House
  • *NEW* Invitation to quarterly Friends of A.C.T. Lunch and Learns over Zoom
  • Reserved seating at select general admission events at The Geary Theater
  • Exclusive annual merchandise


 

Supporter

$300–$749


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Invitations to virtual behind-the-scenes tours of
    The Geary
  • 20% off two A.C.T. costume rentals or
    merchandise items during the season
  • Two free coffees at the theater
  • *NEW* Invitation to attend one technical rehearsal

     

 

Sustainer

$750–$1,199


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • *NEW* Invitation to attend one dress rehearsal
  • Season-long recognition in the A.C.T. performance program and website
  • Coupon redeemable for a souvenir show poster
  • Two parking passes for the Geary at Mason O’Farrell Garage
  • Pre-sale access to single tickets for all subscription shows


 

Patron

$1,200–$2,499


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • One 2-for-1 ticket coupon to any A.C.T. production (restrictions may apply)
  • *NEW* Access to our virtual monthly VIP Lounge
  • Four complimentary parking passes
  • One coupon for two free drinks at the theater


 

 


 


The philanthropy of Directors and Producers Circle donors enables A.C.T. to:

  • Bring innovative, thought-provoking productions to the Bay Area
  • Produce compelling, visually stunning re-interpretations of classical works featuring world-renowned artists
  • Develop and refine promising new plays, strengthening the future of theater in San Francisco and beyond
  • Nurture the careers of young actors in A.C.T.'s internationally renowned conservatory as they refine their craft and develop as artists
  • Provide more than 20,000 Bay Area students with exceptional educational experiences and exposure to live theater


Director

$2,500–$4,999


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • 6 complimentary parking passes
  • Complimentary tickets to all A.C.T. Conservatory performances and new play readings
  • Prominent listing in the performance program and website throughout the season
  • Coupon for four free beverages at the theater
  • *NEW* Invitation to Saturday Series, a five–week series that follows the life of a mainstage production
  • *NEW* Invitation to attend two dress rehearsals
  • *NEW* Underwrite two tickets for essential frontline workers

     

 

Playwright

$5,000–$7,499


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • VIP Ticket Concierge Service for personal assistance with no upgrade fees and access to Broadway house seats
  • Priority seating and personalized assistance with your season subscriptions, and complimentary upgrades on ticket exchanges (restrictions apply)
  • Invitation to view the annual M.F.A. Showcase
  • *NEW* Invitation to Meet the Designers, an evening of conversation with the creative team

     

 


Benefactor

$7,500–$9,999


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Program recognition as sponsor for design element or actor for one your chosen show
  • Invitation for two to the opening night event of your production
  • Recognition on the theater donor wall
  • Coupon for six complimentary beverages at the theater
  • *NEW* Invitation to Post-Show Perspectives, an intimate post-show discussion


 

Associate Producer

$10,000–$14,999


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Recognition as Associate Producer of your production (please email hbray@act-sf.org or call 415.439.2353 with the show of your choice)
  • Two tickets to the opening night event, performance, and cast party of your production
  • *NEW* Invitation to virtually livestream the first read-through of your chosen production
  • Two tickets to one additional opening night event
  • *NEW* Invitation to Walk the Stage, a post-show tour of the set
  • *NEW* Invitation to monthly virtual A.C.T. Masterclass Series with guest artist
  • A copy of the script of your production
    (Restrictions may apply)

     

 


Producer

$15,000–$24,999


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Recognition as Producer of a production of your choice
  • Invitation to all Opening Night events during the season
  • Invitation to participate in the artistic development of your production by attending workshops, rehearsals and readings
  • Opportunity to watch your prodiction from the stage manager's booth
  • One signed show poster for your production
  • A signed copy of the script of your production
  • *NEW* Invitation to pre-show Springtime Happy Hours with artistic staff
  • *NEW* Ability to gift one (1) Young Conservatory class to a friend or a family member

     

 


Executive Producer

$25,000–$49,999


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Prominent recognition as Executive Producer of a production of your choice, including your profile displayed in the program
  • Four tickets to your production's Opening Night dinner and performance
  • Two tickets to all other opening night dinners
  • Invitation to attend a studio rehearsal of your production

     

 


Company Sponsor

$50,000–$99,999


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Prominent recognition as Company Sponsor on all A.C.T. print material
  • Recognized as the Executive Producer of the show of your choice
  • A private dining experience with an artist associated with your production
  • Host a private reception in one of our four spaces
  • Private theater tour led by a member of the
    technical staff

     

 


Season Presenter

$100,000 and up


All of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Prominent recognition as Season Presenter, including your profile displayed in every program
  • Host an artist-centric event in your home
  • Four tickets to all opening night events and performances
  • Ability to gift someone a Director level membership

     

 


 


 

For more information about making a gift to join the Directors or Producers Circle, contact Tiffany Redmon at tredmon@act-sf.org or 415.439.2482.

 

*Please note that, in keeping with IRS regulations, the fair-market value of certain benefits is not tax deductible. The following amounts should be subtracted from your gift to determine the tax-deductible value: Sponsor and Supporter, $0; Contributor and Sustainer, $50; Patron, $85; Director, $150; Playwright and Associate Producer, $185; Producer, $520; Executive Producer, Company Sponsor, Season Presenter, $820.

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