Special events for our supporters

Celebrate with Berkeley Rep

Enrich your Berkeley Rep experience at special events throughout the season. As a supporter of the Theatre, you receive invitations to a number of events, based on your level of giving. Join us for exclusive opening night dinners, intriguing behind-the-scenes tours, Page to Stage discussions with artists, and more.

Join us for our biggest party of the year! Save the date for Berkeley Rep’s OVATION on June 9, 2018 as we celebrate the Theatre’s 50th anniversary, all in support of the outstanding productions on our stages and our arts education programs.

We hope to see you at these upcoming events!

  • Opening night of Office Hour
    Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Behind-the-Scenes tour of our scenic, props, and costumes shops and rehearsal halls
    Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Opening night of Angels in America Parts I & II
    Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Opening night of What the Constitution Means to Me
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Berkeley Rep’s OVATION: 50 Years and Glowing
    Saturday, June 9, 2018

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Event dates are subject to change.

Berkeley Rep’s OVATION—50 Years and Glowing

Berkeley Rep’s OVATION—50 Years and Glowing

Saturday, June 9, 2018 · 6pm
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA

From the first glimmer of the stage lights in 1968 to the glowing reviews of its productions today, Berkeley Rep has been producing extraordinary theatre for 50 years. Join us for OVATION on June 9, 2018 as we toast Berkeley Rep’s past, present, and future at a spectacular evening at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

Since its modest beginnings in a storefront on College Avenue, Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown to be one of the premier theatres in the country. Now boasting two theatres, a center for new work, a school, 75 premieres, and numerous awards, including the Tony for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Berkeley Rep deserves a moment to bask in the glow. But as we raise our glasses in honor of five decades of excellence, we will also be looking ahead to an exciting future.

Berkeley Rep’s OVATION—50 Years and Glowing—is a night of celebration. It’s also a night to support the Theatre’s innovative work both on and off stage, from its productions and new play development program to nurturing the next generation of theatre-makers and theatre-goers. Reconnect with luminary artists and friends, from Berkeley Rep’s earliest days to the present, over a sumptuous and celebratory feast. Get ready to bid on one-of-a-kind getaways and VIP experiences. And be prepared for a surprise or two during this theatrically festive evening.

Proceeds from OVATION support all of the work on Berkeley Rep’s stages, as well as the Theatre’s arts education programs, which serve more than 20,000 people each year. Don’t miss the anniversary celebration of the season—join us!

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Tickets and tables

We couldn’t do this work without a dedicated community of supporters, sponsors, and partners. Please select your level of support from the list below.

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Marquee Sponsor Table · $25,000

$18,165 tax deductible

  • Premier table for ten, with special VIP gifts for you and your guests
  • Premier sponsorship recognition or logo placement in all event materials
  • Opportunity to have a 50th Anniversary Artist guest at your table
  • One complimentary overnight stay at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco on June 9, 2018
  • Full-page event program advertisement
  • Complimentary invitation for four to the opening night of the first show of the 50th Anniversary Season
  • Opportunity to provide promotional information or gift item in all attendee gift bags
  • No-host invitations to Berkeley Rep opening night dinners and performances for one season

Orchestra Sponsor Table · $18,000

$12,365 tax deductible

  • Lead table for ten with special VIP gifts for you and your guests
  • Lead logo placement or recognition in all event materials
  • One complimentary overnight stay at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
  • Half-page event program advertisement
  • One pair of VIP house seats for a 2018 performance of your choosing
  • Opportunity to provide promotional information or gift item in all attendee gift bags
  • No-host invitations to Berkeley Rep opening night dinners and performances for one season

Mezzanine Sponsor Table · $12,500

$8,250 tax deductible

  • Premium table for ten with special gifts for you and your guests
  • Recognition in all event materials
  • Quarter-page event program advertisement
  • One pair of VIP house seats for a 2018 performance of your choosing
  • Opportunity to provide promotional information or gift item in all attendee gift bags
  • No-host invitations to Berkeley Rep opening night dinners and performances for one season

Balcony Sponsor Table · $7,500

$4,500 tax deductible

  • Table for ten with special gifts for you and your guests
  • Recognition in all event materials
  • Listing in the OVATION program
  • Opportunity to provide promotional information or gift item in all attendee gift bags
  • No-host invitations to Berkeley Rep opening night dinners and performances for one season

Ovation Host Package · $5,000

$4,200 tax deductible

  • Preferred seating for two guests and two Berkeley Rep Alumni Artists
  • Recognition in all event materials
  • Includes cocktail reception, dinner, and gift bag
  • No-host invitations to select 2018 Berkeley Rep opening night dinners and performances

VIP ticket(s) · $1,250 each

$950 tax deductible

  • Preferred seating
  • Includes cocktail reception, dinner, and gift bag
  • No-host invitations to select 2018 Berkeley Rep opening night dinners and performances

Single ticket(s) · $750 each

$450 tax deductible

  • Includes cocktail reception, dinner, and gift bag

Opening night dinners and performances

For contributors of $2,500 and above (Artistic Director’s Circle members)

Artistic Director’s Circle members are invited to celebrate the opening of each show at an exclusive pre-show dinner in the company of Berkeley Rep artistic staff and the creative team from the production, followed by the opening night performance.

Special thanks to our opening night event sponsors: Autumn Press, Gather Restaurant, Hafner Vineyard, Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Ramsay Winery, Revival Bar + Kitchen, and Robert Meyer’s Mangia/Nosh.

Can’t attend opening night? Artistic Director’s Circle members may exchange in to or purchase VIP “house seats” located in the front center section for other performances. Call 510 647–2901 for reservations. Seats are subject to availability.

We hope to see you at opening nights this season!

  • Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations
    Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Watch on the Rhine
    Monday, December 4, 2017
  • Office Hour
    Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Angels in America Parts I & II
    Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • What the Constitution Means to Me
    Thursday, May 10, 2018

Event dates are subject to change. Events tend to fill up quickly, so please reply as soon as you receive your invitation.

Behind-the-Scenes tours

For contributors of $75 and above

You’re invited to go behind-the-scenes at Berkeley Rep and see how theatre is made.

At our Roda and Peet’s Theatres, our staff will take you backstage, down in the pit, through the control booths, and even up onto the catwalk. At our Harrison Street campus in West Berkeley, you’ll explore our costumes, props, and scene shops and meet the artisans who build what you see onstage.

Special thanks to our Behind-the-Scenes tours sponsors: Aurora Catering, PIQ, and Sweet Adeline Bakeshop.

We hope to see you at Behind-the-Scenes tours this season!

  • Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Roda and Peet’s Theatres
    Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Behind-the-Scenes tour of our scenic, props, and costumes shops and rehearsal halls
    Sunday, March 11, 2018

Event dates are subject to change. Events tend to fill up quickly, so please reply as soon as you receive your invitation.

Behind-the-Scenes tour invitations are sent by email. Contact give@berkeleyrep.org to make sure you are on our events email list.

Page to Stage

For contributors of $150 and above

Page to Stage is a series of free discussions with eminent theatre artists, designed to give audiences additional insight into the plays and playwrights produced at Berkeley Rep. Past discussions have featured theatre luminaries such as Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), Lisa Loomer (Roe), Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced), Tony Kushner (The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures), and Emma Rice (The Wild Bride).

Donors at the $150 level or above receive reserved premium seating at Page to Stage events.

We hope to see you at Page to Stage discussions this season!

  • Page to Stage with Daniel Handler
    Monday, October 30, 2017 · 7pm
    Resident Dramaturg Madeleine Oldham interviews acclaimed author Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, about his new play Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit in the Peet’s Theatre

Please check back for additional 2017–18 season Page to Stage dates.

Event dates are subject to change. Events tend to fill up quickly, so please reply as soon as you receive your invitation.

Page to Stage reserved seating invitations are sent by email. Contact give@berkeleyrep.org to make sure you are on our events email list.