We all see the impact of brilliant creativity and talent in the world’s most prolific performers, but where would the arts be without the generosity of those who believe passionately in their essential role in our lives? Supporters of Washington Performing Arts recognize the value of our organization’s equal dedication to unforgettable live performances and life-changing education and community programs.

By introducing our new “Friends” program (formerly "Membership"), we are celebrating the active role that our supporters play, and creating opportunities for you to see your gift in action!

Our Friends come from every imaginable background and represent an equally wide array of interests and experience. Whether long-standing or new to us, all of our Friends want to make an impact.

Through their support, Friends

  • Champion artists, both emerging and established, who bring unforgettable performances in music and dance to our stages.
  • Unleash the creativity of more than 32,000 D.C. Public School children through programs like the Capital Arts Initiative and the Embassy Adoption Program.
  • Build a creative community by connecting audiences to artists and performances that are as unique and diverse as their interests.
  • Spark innovation with new commissions, artist-driven projects, and collaborations that you won’t see anywhere else.

Friends of Washington Performing Arts enjoy benefits that enhance their experience at performances and are able to see their gift in action through an insider’s view of education programs, rehearsals, artist experiences, and more! Check out our giving levels below to find the Friends experience that is most meaningful for you!

Renew your annual support, join us as a new Friend, or make an additional gift with a donation of any size!


View Friends Benefits and Donation Levels

If you have questions or to join by phone, please call (202) 533-1877 or email friends@washingtonperformingarts.org.