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Matthew Johnson & Jared Grimes in a scene from TWIST - AN AMERICAN MUSICAL.
Photo: Craig Schwartz.

Annual Giving

Your Generosity Supports the Powerful Voices of the Theatre!

Did you know that ticket and subscription purchases cover only about 50% of the cost of your seat? As a nonprofit institution, The Pasadena Playhouse relies on the generous support of its patrons to help bring art and magic to our stage, and off stage with diverse Outreach and Education programming.

Your individual or institutional contribution will significantly support the productions that appear on our stage: world-premiere plays, musicals and dramas for all ages and generations of theatre-goers. Annual gifts can be unrestricted, which means they will be designated to address the areas deemed of greatest need. Donors may also designate their gifts toward a program of choice.

If you are interested in making an annual gift, please contact Mary Reitz, Events and Corporate Giving Manager, at (626) 204-7383 or

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Annual Donor Benefits

As donors to The Playhouse, you will not only be helping to carry out our theatre's mission, you will also receive the following benefits with our thanks:

Visionary’s Circle - $100,000+

  • Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner? A ‘special guest’ will attend a private event in your home.
  • And, benefits listed below.

Executive Director’s Circle - $75,000 - $99,999

  • Access to the Green Room for a private event.
  • And, benefits listed below.

Artistic Director’s Circle - $50,000 - $74,999

  • Receive a piece of memorabilia from a production.
  • And, benefits listed below.

Director’s Circle - $25,000 - $49,999

  • Receive a signed production poster.
  • Invitation to an exclusive event, celebrating the release of the new season.
  • And, benefits listed below.

Designer’s Circle - $10,000 - $24,999

  • Invitation to a unique event hosted by the Board of Directors.
  • Parking Pass for every main stage production in the 2016-2017 Season.
  • And, benefits listed below.

Playwright’s Circle - $5,000 - $9,999

  • Invitation to select events throughout the season.
  • And, benefits listed below.

Performer’s Circle - $2,500 - $4,999

  • Invitation to every Pasadena Playhouse Opening Night for two people.
  • And, benefits listed below.

Stage Manager’s Circle - $1,000 - $2,499

  • Personal VIP ticketing and subscription services.
  • Season-long admission to the Makineni Library (aka VIP Lounge) which offers complimentary snacks and beverages before the show and during intermission at every main stage performance.
  • And, benefits listed below.

Supporter - $500 - $999

  • Sponsored Playhouse Item.
  • And, benefits listed below.

Friend - $250 - $499

  • Recognition in the program.
  • And, benefit listed below.

Contributor - $1 - $299

  • Recognition on the website.

To take advantage of your 2016-2017 Season donor benefits, or for more information, please contact Emily Abbott, Development Associate at


Planned Giving

Funds from planned gifts can provide the long-term well-being of The Pasadena Playhouse. Each gift represents the thoughtful financial planning of our friends and champions. Generous donors who include The Playhouse in their estate plans become members of The Gilmor Brown Society. There are a number of ways to include The Playhouse in your financial planning, including:


  • Wills and Bequests
  • Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Qualified Retirement Plans


We thank you for your interest in supporting The Playhouse with a planned gift, and encourage you to contact your own personal tax advisor for the best vehicle for your individual circumstances. We would be pleased to provide you and your advisors with any additional information to assist you in your plans.


The Gilmor Brown Society
The Gilmor Brown Society, dedicated to a legacy of live theatre and thus named after The Playhouse founder, was established to recognize, honor and thank those individuals for provisions they have made through thoughtful estate planning to further the mission of The Pasadena Playhouse.


Members of the Gilmor Brown Society are recognized in The Playhouse production programs created for the Mainstage shows of the season.


If you have included The Playhouse in your estate plans, please contact us so we may acknowledge you for your support and add your name to the Gilmor Brown Society.


For more information on planned giving opportunities, please contact Mary Reitz 


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