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Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Become a Member

Join the many Center for the Performing Arts members who provide support that enables us to fulfill our vision of enriching lives through inspiring experiences.

Our members help us:

  • Bring world-renowned artists to our stages;
  • Present special performances for thousands of school children;
  • Provide education programs for schools and community organizations;
  • Make the arts accessible for all.

Members make a difference. 
Members support the many exciting programs we present and the educational activities we offer our community. Members help bring artists and audiences together, enriching the quality of life for all.

Members enjoy exclusive benefits.
Choose from a range of membership categories, beginning at $50, and enjoy the benefits of Center for the Performing Arts membership.

Membership benefits vary by category. Go to Member Categories and Benefits for more details.

Become a member online. Or download a short reply form, fill it out, and mail it to the address provided on the form.

For more information about membership, contact the office for special programs by phone at 814-863-1167 or via email.

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Download our membership brochure.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND BENEFITS

Membership circles provide exclusive benefits!

EXECUTIVE CIRCLE

($5,000 and more)

  • Invitation to an exclusive opportunity to meet an artist prior to or after a performance (per artist approval)
  • Membership in the Edwin E. Sparks Circle of the Penn State President’s Club
  • Plus benefits of Leadership Circle

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

($3,000 to $4,999)

  • Invitation to an exclusive major donor appreciation event
  • Reserved season parking space for Center for the Performing Arts presentations
  • Membership in the Ralph D. Hetzel Circle of the Penn State President’s Club
  • Plus benefits of Director’s Circle

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

($2,000 to $2,999)

  • Name recognition in Eisenhower Auditorium lobby
  • Invitation for two to an exclusive recognition event
  • Season access to preferred parking for Center for the Performing Arts presentations
  • Avoid waiting in line: submit advance ticket orders to purchase Center for the Performing Arts tickets prior to on-sale date.
  • Plus benefits of Encore Circle

ENCORE CIRCLE

($1,000 to $1,999)

  • Invitation to recognition luncheon with the director and inside look at the Center for the Performing Arts
  • Opportunity to schedule a personal tour of Eisenhower Auditorium (Phone 814-863-1167 to arrange. Subject to facility schedule. Minimum two weeks notice appreciated.)
  • Plus benefits of Advocate

ADVOCATE

($500 to $999)

  • Access to exclusive concierge ticketing assistance and premium seating based upon availability
  • Invitation to Curtain Call, a season celebration dinner that honors Center for the Performing Arts supporters and provides a sneak peek at the season ahead
  • Plus benefits of Partner

PARTNER

($250 to $499)

  • Advance notice and pre-sale ticket opportunities for special events added throughout the year
  • Plus benefits of Friend

FRIEND

($150 to $249)

  • Recognition in OnStage, our performance program
  • Plus benefits of Member

MEMBER

($50 to $149)

  • Opportunity to purchase Center for the Performing Arts tickets before the general public
  • Fee-free ticket exchange for Center for the Performing Arts presentations
  • Recognition listing in the Center for the Performing Arts annual report

THE JAZZ TRAIN

A special membership category that helps to present world-class jazz artists.

With a gift of $300 or more, the benefits include:

  • Invitations to performance-related receptions
  • Opportunity to purchase Center for the Performing Arts tickets before the general public
  • Advance notice and pre-sale ticket opportunities for special events added throughout the year
  • Fee-free ticket exchange for Center for the Performing Arts presentations
  • Recognition in OnStage, our performance program
  • Recognition listing in the Center for the Performing Arts annual report