Events & Gala

Member 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.

Here are the upcoming events:

Backstage Tours 

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.

Matlida  - Saturday, August 29

Waterfall - Saturday, October 3

Spotlight Night for Members

Partner-level members ($300+) enjoy VIP treatment including a pre-show reception in the Producer's Club, reserved seating, and complimentary parking.

Waterfall - Thursday, September 10

Tech Week Rehearsals

  • Friend-level members ($125+) experience working rehearsals in the theater and pre-rehearsal talks with artistic leadership.
  • Patron-level members ($600+) come early and enjoy a light supper before the rehearsal begins.

Waterfall - Wednesday, September 30

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


Mobile Bidding is Now Live–Sign Up Below & Start Bidding!

This year you can participate in our Cirque du 5th Gala, even if you can’t attend. Visit The 5th Avenue Auction Site and bid on exclusive silent and wine auction items right from your phone!

If you're interested in bidding on our Live Auction packages (like Dinner with Russell Wilson!) and can’t attend the Gala, don’t worry! Absentee bidding is available and encouraged! For more information or to place your bid, contact Camille Gomez at 206-971-7912 or

Cirque du 5th

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mark your calendar for an evening of fun, food, and musical entertainment!

Act 1
Cocktails and Silent Auction
5:30 pm in the Spanish Foyer – The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Act 2
7:00 pm in the Spanish Ballroom – The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Act 3
Live Auction and Entertainment
8:30 pm at The 5th Avenue Theatre

Return to The 5th Avenue Theatre to bid on and win exceptional one-of-a-kind auction items, while enjoying spectacular entertainment from beloved 5th Avenue performers including Broadway vet, Jenifer Lewis!

Act 4
Dancing and Dessert
10:00 pm On Stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre

Tickets are now on sale!

Ring Leaders


$10,000 for a table of 10 – SOLD OUT

As a Ring Leader, you will receive VIP seating at the Dinner and Live Auction, premium wine during Dinner, a complimentary parking pass, and a special Sound of Music ticket voucher.



$5,000 for a table of 10

As an Acrobat you will receive seats to the Dinner and Live Auction, a complimentary parking pass, and a special ticket voucher for our 2015-16 season.

To purchase tickets, or for more information about the 2015 Cirque du 5th Gala, contact Special Events Manager Madison Murphy at or 206-971-7902

Golden Tickets are on Sale!

Win a Trip to London and a West End Theatre Experience!

The package includes:

2 International Delta One™ tickets, courtesy of Delta Air Lines
4 Nights Hotel Accommodations at Le Méridien Piccadilly
Memphis London – 2 House Seats and a Backstage Tour*
Lunch at The Ivy with Memphis London Producing Partners*
Voucher for 2 Tickets to a Show in London’s West End

Golden Tickets are $100 and can be purchased in the lobby at the Golden Ticket table or at the box office during normal box office hours. The drawing will take place at the Cirque du 5th Gala on Friday May 29, 2015 at The 5th Avenue Theatre. You do not need to be present to win. 

*Lunch with Memphis London producing partners and Memphis London tickets and tour are subject to change based on scheduling and availability. Travel package must be used in full by May 29th, 2016.  

Delta One™ service offers 180-degree flat-bed seats, fine dining and premium entertainment and is available on all long-haul international flights. Your Delta Air Lines travel certificates entitle you to two international Delta One™ tickets valid for travel between US/Canada and Europe anywhere Delta flies. Based on availability. Terms and conditions apply. Government-imposed taxes and fees apply and must be paid by recipient.

For more details please see or contact Special Events Manager Madison Murphy at or 206-971-7902.

Special Thanks to our Cirque Stars!

*Indicates a table purchase. List current as of May 19, 2015.

Ring Leaders

Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff*

Robert R. Braun, Jr.

Barbara L. Crowe*

Wanda J. Herndon*

David and Hillary Quinn*

Ann Ramsay-Jenkins*

Stephen P. Reynolds and Paula Rosput Reynolds*

Jan and Rob Sexton

Gary and Elizabeth Sundem

Bonnie and Jim Towne*

U.S. Bank – Jennifer and Chris Heman*

Tracy Wellens*



Alaska Airlines – Ann and Joe Ardizzone*

Clodagh and Bob Ash*

The Boeing Company - Elizabeth and Jim Lund*

Margaret and Richard Bossi

Steve and Georgene Camp

Debby L. Carter

Robert Cherry and Clarice Turner

Margaret Clapp*

Aaron and Nuria Coe

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP*


John DeVore

Helen Fanucci

Maria P. Ferrer*

Chad and Beth Fischer

Gary Fuller and Randy Everett*

Sarah Nash Gates

Cyrus Habib*

Tina and Randy Hodgins

Andrea and Douglas Holton

Margaret Inouye*

SaSa and Ken Kirkpatrick*

Bill and Michelle Krippaehne

Roger Layman

Nancy Nichols

John and Deanne Oppenheimer*

Annette and Bob Parks

Puget Sound Business Journal- Gordon Prouty

Constance and Norman Rice*

SAFECO Insurance*

Jean Sheridan

Heather Sullivan McKay and Mike McKay*

Connie and Tom Walsh*

Washington Holdings*

Karen and Mark Weber

Rosemary and Kenneth Willman*

Melinda and Sterling Wilson*


Seen & Heard Around The 5th

Members go behind the scenes to the Trap Room on a Backstage Tour.

Member Susan Dogen looks at costumes on the Warehouse Tour. 

Gregory Award nominated costume designer Sarah Nash Gates shows members
costumes from Oliver! during a tour of The 5th's costume shop.