Become a Friend

Join our Friends Program or Chairman’s Circle

The Friends and Chairman’s Circle are annual giving programs that sustain the wide-ranging artistic work that inspires, educates, and connects us. Join the Friends program today with a gift of $75 or more, or the Chairman’s Circle of our leadership supporters with a gift of $2,500 or more, to enhance your performance experience with special benefits.

Explore Friends Benefits

Complement your performance experience as a Friend with additional special events such as listening parties, rehearsals, and receptions. All Friends enjoy the following special core benefits:

  • Access to dedicated Friends Hotline
  • Waived handling fees on all ticket orders placed through our box office, all season long
  • Flexible ticket exchanges and seating priority
  • Invitation to Friends events, including Annual Feder String & Misbin Chamber Music Competitions and Concerts, rehearsals, and soundchecks
  • Friends ID card
  • Discount at partner restaurants

Review the benefits for each giving level here. Don’t miss out! Renew your support or join today.

View Friend Benefit Levels

$75 Friends Level

With the support of our Chairman’s Circle donors, Washington Performing Arts can continue to present outstanding performances and impactful education and community outreach programs annually. For more information about the Chairman’s Circle benefit, please contact Meiyu Tsung at (202) 533-1880.

  • Access to dedicated Friends Hotline
  • Waived handling fees on all ticket orders placed through our box office, all season long
  • Flexible ticket exchanges and seating priority
  • Invitation to Friends events, including Annual Feder String & Misbin Chamber Music Competitions and Concerts, rehearsals, and soundchecks
  • Friends ID card
  • Discount at partner restaurants
$150 Patron Level
  • Access to Bird Room Lounge at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall
  • Access to dedicated Friends Hotline
  • Waived handling fees on all ticket orders placed through our box office, all season long
  • Flexible ticket exchanges and seating priority
  • Invitation to Friends events, including Annual Feder String & Misbin Chamber Music Competitions and Concerts, rehearsals, and soundchecks
  • Friends ID card
  • Discount at partner restaurants
$300 Sponsor Level
  • Friends ticketing discount -One (1) guest pass redeemable for complimentary ticket to select season performances (reservation required)
  • Invitation to Friends Open House*
  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Access to Bird Room Lounge at the Kennedy Center
  • Access to dedicated Friends Hotline Waived handling fees on all ticket orders placed through our box office, all season long
  • Flexible ticket exchanges and seating priority
  • Invitation to Friends events, including Annual Feder String & Misbin Chamber Music Competitions and Concerts, rehearsals, and soundchecks
  • Friends ID card
  • Discount at partner restaurants
$600 Benefactor Level
  • One (1) additional Guest Pass (reservation required)
  • Invitation for two (2) to Annual Donor Brunch*
  • Recognition in performance programs
  • Friends ticketing discount*
  • One (1) guest pass redeemable for complimentary ticket to select season performances (reservation required)
  • Invitation to Friends Open House*
  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Access to Bird Room Lounge at the Kennedy Center
  • Access to dedicated Friends Hotline Waived handling fees on all ticket orders placed through our box office, all season long
  • Flexible ticket exchanges and seating priority
  • Invitation to Friends events, including Annual Feder String & Misbin Chamber Music Competitions and Concerts, rehearsals, and soundchecks
  • Friends ID card
  • Discount at partner restaurants
$1200 Sustainer Level
  • Invitation to The World in Our City Event(s)**
  • Invitation to attend an Embassy Adoption Program end of year event*
  • One (1) additional Guest Pass (reservation required)
  • Invitation for two (2) to Annual Donor Brunch*
  • Recognition in performance programs
  • Friends ticketing discount*
  • One (1) guest pass redeemable for complimentary ticket to select season performances (reservation required)
  • Invitation to Friends Open House*
  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Access to Bird Room Lounge at the Kennedy Center
  • Access to dedicated Friends Hotline
  • Waived handling fees on all ticket orders placed through our box office, all season long
  • Flexible ticket exchanges and seating priority
  • Invitation to Friends events, including Annual Feder String & Misbin Chamber Music Competitions and Concerts, rehearsals, and soundchecks
  • Friends ID card
  • Discount at partner restaurants
$2500+ Chairman’s Circle Level

With the support of our Chairman’s Circle donors, Washington Performing Arts can continue to present outstanding performances and impactful education and community outreach programs annually. For more information about the Chairman’s Circle benefit, please contact Meiyu Tsung at (202) 533-1880.

  • Invitation to performance reception
  • VIP Ticket Concierge
  • Invitation to The World in Our City Event(s)**
  • Invitation to attend an Embassy Adoption Program end of year event
  • Priority seating and artist access at Mars Arts D.C. events
  • One (1) additional Guest Pass (reservation required)
  • Invitation for two (2) to Annual Donor Brunch*
  • Recognition in performance programs
  • Friends ticketing discount”
  • One (1) guest pass redeemable for a complimentary ticket to select season performances (reservation required)
  • Invitation to Friends Open House*
  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Access to Bird Room Lounge at the Kennedy Center
  • Access to the dedicated Friends Hotline
  • Waived handling fees on all ticket orders placed through our box office, all season long
  • Flexible ticket exchanges and seating priority
  • Invitation to Friends events, including Annual Feder String & Misbin Chamber Music Competitions and Concerts, rehearsals, and soundchecks
  • Friends ID card
  • Discount at partner restaurants

Compare Friends Level Options

$75

$150
(G&S:$50)
$300
(G&S:$100)
$600
(G&S:$200)
$1,200
(G&S:$300)
$2,500+
Chairman’s Circle
Special Core Benefits (listed above) X X X X X VIP Hotline
Access to Bird Room Lounge at Kennedy Center Concert Hall X X X X X
Friends ticketing discount* X X X X
One Guest Pass redeemable for a complimentary ticket to select season performances (reservation required) X X X X
Invitation to a Friends Open House* X X X X
Recognition in annual report X X X X
One additional Guest Pass (reservation required) Invitation for two to Annual Donor Brunch* X X X
Recognition in performance programs X X X
Invitation to The World in Our City Event(s)** X X X
Invitation to attend an Embassy Adoption Program end of year event X X
Priority seating and artist access at Mars Arts D.C. events* X X
Invitation to performance reception X
VIP Ticket Concierge X
*New benefits in 2023/24
** Events hosted by diplomatic partners
Benefits as of August 2023. Subject to change.

“Over the past decade, many of my most memorable experiences have been Washington Performing Arts’s concerts. My respect for Washington Performing Arts’s values, and friendship with the staff, make me excited to become more involved with my favorite organization. I look forward to continuing to encourage everyone to take advantage of the unparalleled opportunities Washington Performing Arts provides to see and hear the world’s finest performers.”


– Mr. Gordon Rush

Other Ways to Give

Looking for more opportunities to support Washington Performing Arts? Find out other ways to help champion the arts.

Questions?

For questions about the Friends or Chairman’s Circle programs, or to join by phone, please call Meiyu Tsung.

Interested in other ways to give to Washington Performing Arts, or giving vehicles that we accept? Learn more about ways to give here.

Contact

Meiyu Tsung
(202) 533 1880
Friends@WashingtonPerformingArts.org