Donor Events

5th Avenue Members enjoy unique events all season long. We are always excited and honored to welcome new and long-time supporters to these special occasions. 

For a printable pdf of all benefits, click here

Here are some upcoming events for the 2017/18 season. Click on each event name above to find out more information.

Adventure Musical Theater Performance

Join our touring company in our rehearsal space for an exclusive performance for families.

Backstage Tours 

Get a closer look at our productions from the other side of the curtain.

Designer Download

Through interviews and talks with designers, writers, composers and directors learn more about what it takes to create or recreate a musical.

Grand Tour

Visit the spaces rarely seen by the public at this once a year tour.

Tech Week Rehearsals

Before we open the show, be one of the first to see the final pieces come together and learn more about our tech process.

For more information about upcoming events or to become a member, please call Jeanne Thompson, Membership Manager at 206-971-7900 or email us at


Be Our Guest! A Night at The 5th Gala

Friday, May 11, 2018
5:30 PM
The 5th Avenue Theatre


Behind the Scenes Tours

Grand Tour

Patron-level members ($600+) will visit the spaces rarely seen by the public: our Costume Shop, Hair and Makeup areas, and the actors' dressing rooms and more. Travel the path of an actor, peek into the normally closed doors, and find out even more about the historic 5th Avenue Theatre on this exclusive look behind the scenes.


Backstage Tour

Friend-level members ($125+) join us for a guided tour of the theater--including backstage and the opportunity to come onstage for a closer look at the sets and props.


Our tour guides will lead you through the history of the theatre, dive into fun facts about the current show, and share some of the magic of how The 5th Avenue puts on a musical.

Kiss Me, Kate — Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Hunchback of Notre Dame — Saturday, June 16, 2018

Warehouse Tour

Come enjoy a guided tour of our two warehouses in Kent with 5th Avenue Production Manager and Tech Director. You’ll get up close and personal with a treasure trove of props, sets, and costumes from your favorite productions. 



Exclusive Access for Members

Designer Download

Partner-level members ($300+) enjoy a wine and cheese reception and hear from members of the creative team about their artistic vision. Writers and composers delve into the process of a show from day one, designers share the decisions and processes to creating the sets, costumes, or lights for a show, or directors describe the show from rehearsals to the final product.



Tech Week Rehearsals

Friend-level members ($125+) will join us at working rehearsals in the theater and watch as the final pieces of the show all come together to create the final product presented to our audiences. Before we head into the theatre, artistic leadership for the production will give pre-rehearsal talk to share even more details. 


Patron-level members ($600+) are invited to come to the theatre early for a reception before the rehearsal begins.

Kiss Me, Kate — Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Hunchback of Notre Dame — Thursday, May 31, 2018

Adventure Musical Theater Performance

Friend-level members ($125+) watch our touring company, Adventure Musical Theater, perform the show that they bring to schools throughout the Northwest. Our touring company comes home for the day to share this unique performance with our members.

Since 1994, the Adventure Musical Theater Touring Company has brought the wonder and joy of live musical theater to students throughout Washington state. Adventure Musical Theater musicals engage students through storytelling, song, and dance. Our productions are created by local composers and writers and are designed to incorporate standards-based educational content.

This year’s production will be Rosie the Riveter.

Check back soon for our performance date. Children and grandchildren are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Rosie the Riveter Saturday, April 28, 2018


Events Exclusively for Circles Members

Honors Dinner

This yearly event celebrates the recipients of our Subscriber Choice Awards. Donors, artists, and executive staff join together to celebrate the last year of incredible performances, designs, direction and productions, as voted on by subscribers.


Directors Dinner

Featuring special guests and hosted by David Armstrong, guests will learn more about our talented guest artists, the process and development of adapting a musical, and the collaboration of the creative team for a 5th Avenue production. 

Summer 2018


Season Preview Dinner

Enjoy lively commentary and entertaining musical performances as David Armstrong, Bill Berry and Bernie Griffin announce the line up for our next season. Featuring many of The 5th’s favorite performers, this is an evening not to be missed.