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The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is Boston’s oldest resident theatre company. Our mission is to produce intimate, challenging, and entertaining theatre; reflect the tastes and backgrounds of 21st-century Boston; and provide a home for Boston-based theatre artists to establish and expand their careers. Lyric Stage is committed to providing educational theatre programs and currently works in 5 Boston Public elementary schools and partners with the Boston Children’s Museum. Your gift is an investment in excellence on stage and in the community and supports our ability to:

  • Present seven shows each season to an annual audience of over 35,000, including 2,000 season ticket holders.
  • Support work that is highly acclaimed for the breadth, excellence, and variety of its productions. The Lyric Stage is the recipient of 37 Elliot Norton Awards and 65 Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards.
  • Employ over 120 Boston-area actors, directors, designers, musicians, stage managers, and technicians.
  • Share the magic of live theatre with 65,000 kids and their families through our City Stage educational programs.

All contributions to the Lyric Stage are tax deductible. Our tax id is 23-7346311.

Questions

RENÉ MORRISSETTE
Development Manager

617.585.5683
rene_morrissette@lyricstage.com

Your Support is Invaluable

When you make a gift to The Lyric Stage, you play a vital role in supporting our productions, education programs, and the Boston-based artists who dedicate their talents to entertaining, provoking, and challenging audiences every season.

Supporter Benefits

Thank you for your patronage, support, and for making the Lyric Stage Company of Boston Your Theatrical Home!

As our thanks for your gift, please enjoy the following benefits. Levels are cumulative and include benefits of the preceding levels. Benefits are valid for one year from the date of your gift. The Lyric Stage Company is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Federal Tax ID number is 23-7346311.

MEMBER’S CIRCLE

Member (up to $99)

  • Recognition in all program books for one year.
  • Special e-mail updates with behind-the-scenes access.

Friend ($100 – $249)

  • 50% discount on Lyric Stage merchandise.
  • Two complimentary concession vouchers, good for one item each.

Supporter ($250 – $499)

  • Limited edition poster from one of seven productions.
  • Four complimentary concession vouchers, good for one item each.

Donor ($500 – $999)

  • Autographed limited edition poster from one of seven productions.
  • Six complimentary concession vouchers, good for one item each.

Patron’s Circle ($1,000 – $2,499)

  • Invitations to special events, including:
  • Cast’s first reading.
  • Production design presentation.
  • Sitzprobe, the first musical rehearsal where cast and band play through the score.
  • Commemorative photo from the 2017-18 season

Benefactor’s Circle ($2,500 – $4,999)

  • Backstage “insiders” tour.
  • Invitations to special events, including:
    • End of Season party.
    • VIP opening night cast parties.
    • Behind-the-scenes cocktail hours.
    • Final dress rehearsals.
    • Working rehearsal lunches and dinners with cast and crew.
  • Special thanks in the Lyric Stage lobby.

Director’s Circle ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • Invitation to a reception with Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos and invited artists.
  • Lyric Stage Insider Internship opportunity.
  • Opportunity to host a private reception with artists and your guests.
  • Signed and framed commemorative photo from the 2017-18 season.
  • Signed program book from the production of your choice.

Producer’s Circle ($10,000 & above)

  • Private luncheon with Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos.
  • Premiere recognition in all program books for one year.
  • Company autographed script from the 2017-18 season.

Artistic Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to get personally involved in show business?  Become a Sponsor!

Sponsoring shows, artists and elements of our productions is an investment in the excellence that you see on stage.

Your sponsorship advances the Lyric Stage’s mission of:

  • Employing and nurturing Boston area artists
  • Promoting diversity on stage, behind the curtain, and in the audience
  • Providing education and access to young artists and underserved neighbors

SEASON SPONSOR – $15,000

  • Support the full season of seven shows.
  • Name recognition in all program books
  • Announcement of Sponsorship before each performance for the season
  • Invitations to events for each production, including Meet & Greet with cast and crew, VIP nights, sitzprobes, and dress rehearsals
  • Four complimentary tickets to each production

MUSICAL PRODUCTION SPONSOR – $10,000

  • Program name recognition
  • Announcement of Sponsorship before each performance sponsored
  • Invitation to special events like: Meet & Greet with cast and crew, sitzprobe, VIP night
  • Eight complimentary tickets for friends
  • Host a private reception post/pre-show for friends, cast & crew (upon availability) *
  • Autographed limited edition show poster

PLAY SPONSOR – $5,000

  • Program name recognition
  • Name recognition before each performance
  • Invitation to special events like: Meet & Greet with cast and crew, VIP night
  • Eight complimentary tickets for friends
  • Host a private reception post/pre-show for friends, cast & crew (upon availability) *
  • Autographed limited edition show poster

CAST or ORCHESTRA SPONSOR – $5,000

  • Sponsor the entire cast or orchestra for a specific show
  • Program name recognition
  • Invitation to special events like: Meet & Greet with cast and crew, VIP night
  • Eight complimentary tickets for friends
  • Host a private reception post/pre-show for friends, cast & crew (upon availability) *
  • Autographed limited edition show poster

DIRECTOR / MUSICAL DIRECTOR SPONSOR -$2,500

  • Sponsor the director for one of our seven productions
  • Program name recognition
  • Invitation to special events like: Meet & Greet with cast and crew, VIP night
  • Four complimentary tickets for friends
  • Autographed limited edition show poster

ACTOR/DESIGNER SPONSOR – $1,500

  • Sponsor an individual actor or designer for one of our seven productions
  • Program name recognition
  • Invitation to special events like: Meet & Greet with cast and crew, VIP night
  • Four complimentary tickets for friends
  • Autographed limited edition show poster

PRODUCTION ELEMENT SPONSOR – $1,000

  • Sponsor the Costume or Scenic design, or the music for a production
  • Program name recognition
  • Invitation to special events like: Meet & Greet with cast and crew, VIP night
  • Four complimentary tickets for friends
  • Autographed limited edition show poster

Throughout the season special Sponsorship opportunities become available.  Recently, these opportunities have included the piano for Breath & Imagination, the Astro-Turf for The Wolves, and the samurai swords for Pacific Overtures.  Keep an eye on the programs to learn more about these opportunities as they come up.

*You may host a post/pre-show reception on an agreed to date for your friends and the available cast/crew of the production you are sponsoring.  Depending on the day/time chosen, the spaces available for this reception include the Lyric Lounge, the Stuart Suite, or the Concession area of the Lyric Theater.

The Lyric Stage staff is happy to help with arrangements for food and beverages.

Corporate & Business Partnership Opportunities

When you become business partners with The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, you are recognized as a leader in our community who understands the importance of sustaining arts, culture, and education. As our partner, you have access to unique opportunities for brand exposure, client and employee engagement, and invitations to our special events. Our Corporate Partnership program offers a range of annual support levels from Patron ($1,500) to Season Sponsor ($50,000 and above), with benefits that are unique and customizable.

Your company receives a range of exclusive benefits, including:

  • Association with Boston’s oldest professional, award-winning theatre
  • Access to a discerning, loyal, and active audience of over 40,000 annually
  • Premier marketing visibility and recognition via print, web, and e-mail
  • Employee and client benefit and entertainment opportunities
  • Complimentary tickets and special ticket offers
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP subscriber events
  • Access to our talented artists
  • Other benefits customized to fit your unique interests