2014/15 Season Donor Events


Invitations are typically mailed or emailed five weeks in advance. Please note that dates are subject to change, and we will update accordingly. For more information, please contact Katelyn White, Annual Fund Manager, at kwhite@centerstage.org. We look forward to seeing you soon!



PATRONS (Donors of $150 or more)

Monday, May 18, 2015
29th Annual Young Playwrights Festival



ADVOCATES (Donors of $250 or more)

Friday, May 1, 2015
Open Technical Rehearsal and Cocktail Reception for 7th Production - TBD



COMPANY (Donors of $500 or more)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Opening Night Performance and Major Donors Pre-show Reception for Next To Normal.



CENTER STAGE SOCIETY (Donors of $2,500 or more)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Insights discussion and reception with Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and the cast of Amadeus. Hosted by Center Stage Trustee Penny Bank.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Insights discussion and reception with Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and the cast of Next to Normal. Hosted by Center Stage Trustees Judy and Scott Phares

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Insights discussion and reception with the Director and cast of It’s A Wonderful Life.

Tuesday, November 4–Sunday, November 9, 2014
Center Stage Society trip to London, including a day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon; accompanied by Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and Managing Director Stephen Richard. (Registration is closed)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Insights discussion and reception with Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and the cast of One Night in Miami.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Insights discussion and reception with the Director and cast of After The Revolution and 4000 Miles.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Insights discussion and reception with the Director and cast of Marley.



Tickets to the Annual Benefit Gala for Center Stage are also available at an additional cost. 


Item Preview: February 18–February 20, 2015

Bidding: February 21–March 1, 2015

Coming in February 2015, the annual online auction for Center Stage is one of our largest and most successful fundraising events, having raised over $5 million for Center Stage’s artistic, education, and community programming.

By donating an item to the Baltimore Sun Online Auction for Center Stage, you help ensure the future of Center Stage programs and initiatives.

All items and services must have an estimated retail value of at least $75.

All donors receive the following benefits as a thank you from Center Stage:

  • Your item (photo, description, & company website) will be listed on the dedicated webpage for The Baltimore Sun Online Auction for Center Stage, which we highly promote through regional advertising, emails, and social media campaigns.
  • Your item will receive World Wide Web exposure through the highly trafficked and reputable Bidding For Good website.
  • Acknowledgement in a Center Stage production program
  • Voucher for two to attend a selected Center Stage Spring 2015 performance
  • 25% discount on advertising in a Center Stage program You may also be eligible for other promotional benefits depending on the value of your donated item.

You may also be eligible for other promotional benefits depending on the value of your donated item.

For more information on bidding or donating, please contact Sydney Wilner at swilner@centerstage.org

We hope to work with you during this year's auction!

The 29th Annual Benefit Gala for Center Stage

Saturday April 25, 2015

6 pm–Midnight

Center Stage’s Annual Benefit Gala is always a fabulous evening that highlights the artistry and creativity that Center Stage is known for. Each dining room features custom themed décor by our in-house designers; fabulous food, sports, and travel packages, as well as signature items from Center Stage productions, are in our Gala Silent Auction; and the evening’s entertainment in The Pearlstone Theater is always exceptional. 

Individual Tickets are $500 each. 

A Gala Table Sponsorship, including 10 tickets, starts at $6,000. For a description of Gala Table Sponsor Benefits, click here. For more information, or to reserve tickets, please contact Center Stage Events Manager, Brad Norris, at bnorris@centerstage.org

Check back in early 2015 for full details on the 29th Annual Benefit Gala.