Institutional Giving


The 5th Avenue Theatre is dedicated to providing each Sponsor with a unique and imaginative sponsorship package tailored to fulfill your specific marketing, branding, hospitality and client entertainment needs. Our Sponsors enjoy a variety of benefits including customized marketing campaigns, brand visibility, complimentary tickets, pre-show receptions in our private lounges and invitations to exclusive events.

For more information about corporate sponsorships at The 5th Avenue Theatre, please contact Sarah McKee Bednar in the Development Department at 206-260-2185 or email


Subscriber Base: With a base of 25,000 subscribers, The 5th Avenue Theatre has the largest base of season ticket holders for the Arts in the PNW - one of the largest theater subscription bases in the country.

Subscriber Tenure: Approximately 20% of 5th Avenue Theatre season ticket holders have had subscriptions for 5 years or more.

Reach: The 5th Avenue Theatre engages over 400,000 people annually throughout Washington State through our performances, education and community programs.

Nationally-recognized: The 5th is nationally-recognized for the development and production of new musicals.  Of 16 new musicals since 2001, 9 have debuted on Broadway garnering a total of 15 Tony Awards including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis).

Largest Arts Employer in the PNW: We employ more the 800 actors, singers, dancers, musicians, designers, technicians and arts professionals each season.

Education and Community: Our celebrated programs reach some 60,000 students and include free-to-the-public events and our annual open house. We help thousands learn, grow and enjoy the art of musical theater, many for the very first time.


Sponsorship with The 5th Avenue Theatre offers you brand visibility in an uncluttered space while your company joins the rich tradition of musical theater and the arts in Seattle.  We will work closely with you to ensure excellent messaging, engagement and branding opportunities.

Season Sponsor: Tap into the community all year long (Sept. - Aug.), promote your brand and corporate citizenship with 7 season productions and an audience of 350,000+.

Production Sponsor: Target a specific audience as you choose a production to headline, audience of 35,000-75,000.

Contributing Sponsor: Support a main-stage production by choosing a single production to support, audience of 35,000-75,000.

Program Sponsor: Fulfill your giving initiatives while supporting Students and Education.

Gala Sponsor: Network, promote your brand, support Musical Theater and give to the Arts!


Corporate partnership with The 5th places your business in direct contact with thousands of upscale patrons. Your business is directly linked with the theater they care about. We welcome the opportunity to share more about the prominent recognition, branding, marketing, promotional and entertainment benefits we offer. Sponsorship packages are varied - we’d be glad to tailor one that aligns with your business goals and giving initiatives.


Corporate Membership

The 5th Avenue Theatre is dedicated to providing each Member with a customized benefits package tailored to fulfill your branding, hospitality and client entertainment needs. Our Members enjoy a variety of benefits including complimentary tickets, exclusive club access, pre-show receptions in our private lounges, dedicated corporate concierge and opportunities to promote your brand.

For more information about corporate membership at The 5th Avenue Theatre, please contact Sarah McKee Bednar in the Development Department at 206-260-2185 or email

Corporate Membership at The 5th Avenue Theatre

Marketing and Brand Awareness Opportunities:

Website presence on The 5th Avenue Theatre website. Your company logo and a link to your website from the Corporate Membership homepage on The 5th Avenue Theatre website – 500,000 unique visitors per year

Sponsorship acknowledgment of your organization in every show program throughout the season – 350,000 impressions

Hospitality and Entertainment Benefits:

Tickets: Premium Tickets to one 5th Avenue-produced show during the season.

Exclusive Club Access: personal use of the Producer’s Club by you and your guests when attending a production.

Discounted Tickets: opportunity to purchase additional tickets to 5th Avenue-produced shows with our exclusive member discount. This offer is also available to your employees and staff.

Corporate Concierge: additional ticket purchases and ticket exchanges managed personally and at no charge by our Corporate Concierge.

Exclusive Events: Opportunity to use a 5th Avenue Theatre event space for a client entertainment event or reception either on the night of a performance or as a stand-alone reception. Room access and rental is complimentary, you would only be responsible for the catering and labor costs associated with the event.


Please join us in thanking our corporate and institutional sponsors for their generous support of The 5th Avenue Theatre. Thank you! 


Foundation & Government Support

By supporting The 5th Avenue Theatre’s mainstage productions and its educational and outreach programs, these generous foundations and public offices have helped ensure that Broadway-caliber musical theater will continue to be a vibrant part of the Seattle arts community.

If you would like more information about foundation and government support, please contact the Development Office at 206-625-1418.


  • Apex Foundation
  • Charles B. See Foundation
  • Fales Foundation
  • Jean K. Lafromboise Foundation
  • The Loeb Family Charitable Foundation
  • Macy's
  • The Peach Foundation
  • RealNetworks Foundation
  • R.B. and Ruth H. Dunn Charitable Foundation
  • Seattle Foundation
  • The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation


  • 4Culture
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
  • Washington State Arts Commission