The Next Stage

Revitalizing our 90-Year-Old Theater

We have exciting plans as our historic theater rounds the corner to its 90th Anniversary—including 36 years as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies. We listened when you told us what you want most when you walk through our doors. Here are the highlights of the improvements completed in Summer 2016 and our plans for future renonvations:

NEW DIGITAL SOUND SYSTEM

As Seattle’s premier home for musical theater, we know that clear music and sound are critical to the audience’s enjoyment and understanding of every production. Our new state-of-the-art digital sound system replaced the previous 36-year-old analog system. 

REFRESHED LOBBY

We replaced the old, worn lobby carpet with new carpet that replicates the original design from 1926. We also updated our current restrooms so they are more inviting and need fewer repairs.

EXPANDED RESTROOM FACILITIES* 

We are finalizing negotiations with the University of Washington to lease a portion of the space adjacent to the south wall of the theater lobby. We will open up our current lobby into this new space to decrease congestion and allow for more mingling. This will allow us to build a grand staircase down to a lower concourse that will house expanded restroom facilities to decrease wait times and make intermission more relaxing. Our overall restroom capacity will increase by 16 new women’s restrooms, eight new men’s facilities, two new ADA restrooms, and one new family restroom.

HELP MEET THE NEXT STAGE CHALLENGE

We are pleased to announce that we have raised nearly $5 million from our Board of Directors, community leaders, government and foundation sources, and our subscribers. If you would still like to participate in The Next Stage Campaign, we are happy to show our appreciation by recognizing you on the permanent Anniversary Wall and extending exclusive benefits to make your experience at The 5th even more fun. 

NEXT STAGE DONOR BENEFITS

We are pleased to offer the following special opportunities designed to enhance your theater-going experience and recognize your support.

  •  90th Anniversary Benefactors (Donors who give $9,000, payable over 3 years)

    Prominent, top-tier name recognition on our permanent Anniversary Wall; a dedicated concierge to assist you with tickets to all 5th Avenue Theatre productions; six individual passes to the Producer’s Club to use during each of the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.

  • 36th Anniversary Sustainers (Donors who give $3,600, payable over 3 years)

    Prominent  recognition on our permanent Anniversary Wall; a dedicated concierge to assist you with tickets to all 5th Avenue Theatre productions; four individual passes to the Producer’s Club to use during each of the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.

Your contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Make your gift here or contact Rachel Whalen in the Development Office at 206-971-7936 or rwhalen@5thavenue.org.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!

* Dependent on show schedule and fundraising commitments.