Individual Giving


Staging new works, hosting Broadway tours, and producing the best of classic musical theater takes energy, creativity, and resources. Ticket sales and subscriptions simply can’t cover it all. It’s thanks to the generosity of Annual Fund contributors that The 5th Avenue Theatre continues to grow and thrive. Your donation to the Annual Fund enables The 5th to provide arts education to nearly 75,000 students, enriches the artistic excellence on our stage, and advances the development of new musicals. Donations of all sizes are welcome—just click on the Donate Now button at the right to make your gift.

Each donor level includes benefits listed at lower Membership levels. 

For a printable pdf of all benefits, click here.

Levels of Giving

We are pleased to offer the following special opportunities designed to enhance your theater-going experience and recognize your support.  For a list of upcoming events, please visit us here.



$600 Patron

  • Join us for a reception in the Producer's Club before Tech Week Rehearsals
  • One-time pass for two to the Producer’s Club
  • Invitation for the Grand Tour — An opportunity to explore the backstage areas that are normally off limits during a production (including the Costume Shop, dressing rooms and hair and make-up stations). Walk the path our actors take to the stage!
  • Recognition in Encore

$24 is not tax deductible.

$300 Partner

  • Warehouse Tour — Spend a morning with our production manager touring sets and props from your favorite productions
  • Reserved seating at Spotlight Nights for four people plus a pre-show reception
  • Designer Download — Join members of the creative team as they share their vision and process for select 5th Avenue shows

​$12 is not tax deductible.

$125 Friend

  • Backstage Tours — Come onstage and behind the scenes to see selected productions up close throughout the seasons
  • Tech Week Rehearsals — Watch all the details come together with cast and crew during an open rehearsal for each 5th Avenue production throughout the season
  • Watch our touring company, Adventure Musical Theater, perform the show that they bring to schools throughout the Northwest. 

Full amount is tax deductible.


$50 - 5th Avenue Fan

  • Tech Week Rehearsal — You will watch all of the details come together with the cast and crew at an invited rehearsal of one of our productions 
  • 5th Avenue Fan Card —Special discounts at local restaurants (New for 2017/18)   
  • One show poster from a season production of your choice  

Full amount is tax deductible.

To learn about our Circles levels, click here.


For More Information

For more information about memberships, call Jeanne Thompson, Membership Manager, at 206-971-7900.


Circles Membership

Donors at the Circles Levels are among our most generous annual contributors to The 5th. As a Circles member, you will enjoy special benefits and events that will enhance your theater-going experience and recognize your support.

For a printable pdf of all benefits, click here

Each donor level includes benefits listed at lower Membership levels. For all Circles donations, $24 is not tax-deductible.


$25,000+ Creativity Circles

  • Benefits at these levels are highly personalized, based on your interests, please contact us for more information.


$10,000 Executive Producer's Circle

  • Reserved Seating – Enjoy reserved seats specifically for you and your guests at all events
  • Benefits tailored to your interest in education, the production of new works or artistic excellence in musical theater


$5,000 Director’s Circle

  • Invitation for two to the Director’s Dinner on stage
  • Opportunity to "direct" your gift to specifically support 5th Avenue Theatre efforts in Education and Outreach, New Works or Artistic Excellence
  • Opportunity to travel with The 5th to select Broadway previews and openings including exclusive invitations to events with artists and creative team members


$2,500 Artist’s Circle

  • First Rehearsal—Invitation to the first read-sing in our rehearsal space, “Downstairs at The 5th” (DAT5)
  • Priority Seating—Jump to the front of the line for seating upgrades
  • Circles Concierge for personal ticket service for national and international theater productions (think NY’s Broadway and London’s West End!)
  • Invitation for two to VIP Season Preview Dinner


$1,250 Producer's Circle

  • Year-round access to the Producer’s Club
  • Invitation for two to the Honors Dinner celebrating the recipients of the Subscriber Choice Awards
  • Circles Concierge for personal ticket service for all 5th Avenue Theatre productions
  • Recognition on the Donor Wall of the Producer’s Club


In addition to benefits listed at each Circles Level above, you are entitled to all benefits below.  

  • Wandelprobe—Watch our artistic team in action at this thrilling first rehearsal with the cast and orchestra together onstage
  • Recognition on the Mezzanine Donor Wall
  • Year-round Encore program listing
  • Warehouse Tour--Spend a morning with our production manager touring sets and props from your favorite productions
  • Spotlight Nights, includes reserved seating for four and free parking 
  • Behind the Scenes: Backstage Tour
  • Show poster from a season production of your choice

For further details about donating, call Christine Johnson, Assistant Director of Major Gifts at 206-260-2171, Jill Big Eagle, Individual Giving Officer at 206-971-7937 or Roland Carette-Meyers, Individual Giving Officer 206-971-7936.


The Center Stage Society

Planned gifts are those you arrange now but that come to The 5th Avenue Theatre at some future time. Most often, a planned gift takes the form of a bequest in a donor’s will or living trust. By providing for The 5th Avenue Theatre in your final plans, you can help preserve the beauty and magic of this important Northwest institution for generations to come. 

Center Stage Society

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Center Stage Society was created to recognize those individuals who share our passion for the American musical, and are committed to securing The 5th Avenue Theatre’s future. To be ‘center stage’ means to be in a position of great prominence or importance and we can’t think of a better place for the special donors that include The 5th in their final plans, next to their family, friends and other loved ones. If you have already arranged such a gift, please let us know so that we can welcome you as the newest member of the Center Stage Society.

The Details

If you would like to join others in making a gift to The 5th Avenue Theatre in your will or living trust or by naming the Theatre as a beneficiary of your financial assets or life insurance, here is information needed to do so.

Legal name:    The 5th Avenue Theatre Association (unrestricted gift)

Address:          1326 5th Avenue, Suite 735, Seattle, Washington, 98101

Tax Identification Number (TIN):  #91-1087612

For sample bequest language to share with your attorney, or information on other ways to make a planned gift, please contact Christine Johnson, Assistant Director of Major Gifts, at 206-260-2171. We would be delighted to assist you in learning more about this gift opportunity.


Contact Development

The 5th Avenue Theatre is a non-profit arts organization. Our federal tax identification number is 91-1087612.

If you would like more information about ways to donate, please contact our Development Department at 206-625-1418 or email us at

Mailing Address & Phone Number

The 5th Avenue Theatre
Attention: Development Department
1326 5th Avenue, Suite 735
Seattle, WA  98101


Development Department Staff

  • Michelle Moga -- Vice President of Philanthropy
  • Sarah McKee Bednar -- Corporate Giving Manager
  • Naomi Beeman -- Development Writing and Research Manager
  • Jill Big Eagle -- Individual Giving Officer
  • Roland Carette-Meyers -- Individual Giving Officer
  • Amy Chasanov -- Foundation and Government Relations Manager
  • ​Christine Johnson -- Assistant Director of Major Gifts
  • Chelsea Judd -- Development Coordinator
  • Desiree Saraspi -- Assistant Director of Donor Services
  • Jeanne Thompson -- Membership Manager