Artistic Director's Circle

Enjoy the ultimate access to Roundabout's artists and productions all season long.

Memberships from $10,000+

Artistic Director's Circle

Join us in the Artistic Director’s Circle to gain ultimate access to your favorite shows and artists, and support the nation’s most influential not-for-profit theatre company.

Artistic Director’s Circle members are the foundation of support for Roundabout’s work onstage and in the community. It’s our highest individual donor program, offering you the opportunity to make a significant impact by underwriting an artist, a school partnership, play, musical, or even an entire season.

Underwriter $250,000

All Underwriter benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to partially underwrite a complete Roundabout season (upon request; benefits are tailored to include recognition, tickets and access to artists.)

Benefits Value: Upon request

Founder $100,000

All Founder benefits plus:

  • Autographed cast poster for each Broadway and off-Broadway production of the season
  • Opportunity to partially underwrite a musical (upon request; benefits are tailored to include recognition, tickets and access to artists.)

Benefits Value: $1,021

Sustainer $50,000

All Producer benefits plus:

  • Invitations to attend in-house, private readings with Roundabout's Artistic Director
  • Opportunity to partially underwrite a classic play (upon request; benefits are tailored and can include recognition, tickets and access to artists.)
  • Opportunity to partially underwrite a Roundabout Associate Artist for a complete season (upon request; benefits are tailored to include recognition, tickets and access to artists.)

Benefits Value: $861

Producer $25,000

All Director benefits plus:

  • Priority seating at all Roundabout events, including Opening Nights
  • Invitations to all Opening Night performances and cast parties (additional pair of tickets upon request, based on availability)
  • Reserved seating at all Opening Night cast parties
  • Opportunity to partially underwrite a new play (upon request; benefits are tailored to include recognition, tickets and access to artists.)

Benefits Value: $811

Director $15,000

All Leader benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two people to all Broadway Opening Night performances and cast parties
  • Reserved seating at select Opening Night cast parties
  • Opportunity to underwrite a Roundabout School Partnership with local middle or high school students (upon request)
  • Opportunity to host a private event in a Roundabout VIP Patron's Lounge (upon request)

Benefits Value: $587

Leader $10,000

  • VIP seat locations for ticket exchanges or purchases (A maximum of 4 tickets per show may be purchased, based on availability.)
  • Exclusive access to the Patron's Desk for personalized ticket handling
  • Ability to purchase a VIP Open Subscription, a full season package with discount VIP seats and complete scheduling flexibility
  • Unlimited access to VIP Patron Lounges for Roundabout productions at American Airlines Theatre, Laura Pels Theatre at the H&M Steinberg Center for Theatre, and Studio 54
  • Invitations and reserved seating for all Insider Events, such as Donor Playreadings, film screenings, open rehearsals, panel discussions, and more
  • Pre-sale access to all Roundabout productions, including Roundabout Underground
  • Recognition in Playbill and Roundabout's Year in Review
  • Invitation to an annual dinner with Roundabout's Artistic Director and season artists
  • Invitations for two people to Opening Night performances and cast parties for select Broadway shows
  • Accrue Rewards by Roundabout points at twice the base rate

Benefits Value: $475

Chairman's Circle

Experience VIP status with access to exclusive events, concierge ticketing, private Patron's Lounges and much more.

Memberships from $2500+

Chairman's Circle

Make a significant impact on Roundabout both artistically and financially. As a member of the Chairman’s Circle, you not only play a major role in our success, but you become part of a close-knit group of people who call Roundabout home.In appreciation of your commitment, you’ll become a VIP and enjoy many special benefits to enrich your theatre experience with us.

To join the Chairman’s Circle or if you have questions about your VIP experience, contact the Patron’s Desk at 212.719.9393, ext. 301, or send us an email.

Benefactor $6,500

All Partner benefits, plus:

  • Autographed Playbill or show poster (upon request)
  • VIP backstage theatre tour (must be arranged in advance through the Patron's Desk)
  • Opportunity to purchase house seats for rental productions in Roundabout theatres

Benefits Value: $288

Partner $4,000

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Access to purchase additional VIP seats when available
  • Invitations to select Patron Night dinners and receptions
  • Complimentary coat check privileges at all Roundabout theatres

Benefits Value: $176

Patron $2,500

  • VIP seat locations for ticket exchanges or purchases (A maximum of 4 tickets per show may be purchased, based on availability.)
  • Exclusive access to the Patron's Desk for personalized ticket handling
  • Ability to purchase a VIP Open Subscription, a full season package with discount VIP seats and complete scheduling flexibility
  • Unlimited access to VIP Patron Lounges at American Airlines Theatre, Laura Pels Theatre at the H&M Steinberg Center for Theatre, and Studio 54
  • Invitations and reserved seating for all Insider Events, such as Donor Playreadings, film screenings, open rehearsals, panel discussions, and more
  • Pre-sale access to all Roundabout productions, including Roundabout Underground
  • Recognition in Playbill and Roundabout's Year-In-Review
  • Accrue Rewards by Roundabout points at twice the base rate

Benefits Value: $96

Friends of Roundabout

Receive access to special events and other exclusive benefits.

Memberships from $100+

Friends of Roundabout

Ticket revenues cover less than 50% of Roundabout’s operating expenses. The remaining amount must be raised through contributions, the majority of which comes in the form of gifts from individuals like you. It’s because of our close circle of friends that Roundabout is able to produce world-class theatre and education programs that inspire and enrich our community.

We invite you to become a part of this family of supporters by joining the Friends of Roundabout. As our way of saying thanks for your support, you’ll receive the following benefits.

Gold Sponsor $1,500

All Sponsor benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to all Insider Events
  • Priority seating at Insider Events when applicable
  • Four additional passes (Total: 8) to any of Roundabout's VIP Patron Lounges (each pass admits one)
  • Recognition in Playbill
  • One-time use of the Patron's Desk to purchase VIP seats to any Roundabout production (A maximum of 4 tickets may be purchased, based on availability.)

Benefits Value: $76

Sponsor $1,000

All Donor benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to one additional Insider Event (total: 4)
  • Waived subscription service fees
  • A script from Roundabout's current season (upon request)
  • Age 18 to early 40s? To become more involved, check out Generation Roundabout for these benefits and more!

Benefits Value: $26

Donor $600

All Associate benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to one additional Insider Event (Total: 3)
  • Four passes to any of Roundabout's VIP Patron Lounges (each pass admits one)
  • Accrue Rewards by Roundabout points at twice the base rate
  • Age 18 to early 40s? To become more involved, check out Generation Roundabout for these benefits and more!

Benefits Value: $20

Associate $300

All Member benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to one additional Insider Event (Total: 2)
  • Special seating consideration at Insider Events when applicable

Member $200

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two people to attend one Insider Event, such as a Donor Playreading, film screening, open rehearsal, panel discussion, or other opportunities
  • Age 18 to early 40s? To become more involved, check out Generation Roundabout for these benefits and more!

Friend $100

  • Allow 4-6 students to experience a Roundabout matinee performance.
  • Access to purchase Roundabout tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Under 35? Join Hiptix Gold and receive all Friend level benefits and more!

Generation Roundabout

Join a vibrant group of young professionals, 18 to early 40s, for exclusive events and ticket discounts.

Memberships from $200+

Generation Roundabout

Generation Roundabout is a new membership program for theatre’s next generation of philanthropists. Join us for access to exclusive events, ticket discounts (including $30 orchestra seats for members age 40 and younger) and the opportunity to get more involved with one of New York’s most exciting theatres.

Join to receive invitations to special Insider events, like one-night-only Donor Playreadings, our annual Generation Roundabout event, access to our VIP Patron Lounges and more!

Questions? Contact Development at 212.719.9393, ext. 266, or send us an email.

HOW TO JOIN

  1. Choose a membership level below.
  2. If you haven't already, create an account on our website and confirm your birth date and contact details. If you are 40 or under, this will also register you for Hiptix, enabling you to purchase two $25 tickets to all Roundabout shows, subject to availability. 

Or call the Development Office at 212.719.9393, ext. 266.

Membership Levels

Sponsor $1,000

All Donor benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two to all Insider Events (e.g. Donor Playreadings, film screenings, panel discussions, rehearsals) and one Patron Night (e.g. pre-show reception or dinner) with Roundabout artists
  • Unlimited use of VIP Patron Lounges
  • Waived subscription service fees

Benefits value: $70

Donor $500

All Member benefits plus:

  • Invitation to three Insider Events
  • Four passes to Roundabout VIP Patron Lounges
  • Access to purchase tickets for Benefit Concerts/Readings before the general public

Benefits value: $20

Member $200

  • Opportunity to purchase tickets to Roundabout productions before they go on sale to the public
  • Ability to purchase two $30 orchestra or front mezzanine seats per production to all Roundabout productions (ages 18–40 only); otherwise 40% discount on single tickets
  • Ability to purchase a discounted subscription package (40% off) for Roundabout's season
  • An autographed Playbill from a show of your choice in the Roundabout season (by request)
  • Invitation for two to one Insider Event, such as a one-night-only Donor Playreading, open rehearsal, film screening, etc.
  • Invitation to the annual Generation Roundabout Event

Hiptix Gold

Ages 18 - 40

Providing members with access to $25 orchestra seats, special members-only events and other exclusive benefits.

Membership $100

Hiptix Gold

For donors between the ages of 18–40, Hiptix Gold offers a unique way to access Roundabout.

By becoming a Friends of Roundabout member with a donation of $100 or more, you will automatically qualify for the benefits of Hiptix Gold, including exclusive access to insider-only events and $30 orchestra seats for Roundabout productions (subject to availability). Plus, you'll be giving back to Roundabout Theatre Company, ensuring that we can continue to produce the world-class theatre you love.

HOW TO JOIN

1. If you aren't already a member of Hiptix, use the Hiptix registration form to sign-up and confirm your birthday.
2. Return to this page and click Join Now below to make a $100 donation and begin your Hiptix Gold membership.  Or call Audience Services at 212.719.1300 to join and purchase tickets by phone.

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS

To purchase Hiptix Gold tickets: Choose your show and enter the Hiptix Gold promo code sent to you via email. Or simply call Audience Services at 212.719.1300 to purchase by phone.

Want to go with more friends? Learn how to link your Hiptix Accounts.

If you have questions about your donation or membership benefits, contact Development, at 212.719.9393, ext. 266, or send us an email.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Hiptix Gold $100

For Hiptix donors, ages 18-40

  • Ability to purchase two $30 rear orchestra or mezzanine seats per production to all shows available to Hiptix members**
  • No age restriction on your guest for the performance
  • Exclusive Hiptix Gold e-newsletters with special show offers available to Hiptix Gold members only
  • Invitations to select Friends of Roundabout events
  • Plus, all the benefits of Friends of Roundabout membership at the Friend level learn more

Yegen Society

Leave your legacy by making a planned gift for future generations of theatregoers.

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Yegen Society

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As the country’s most influential not-for-profit theatre company, the future of Roundabout is vital to our community in New York City and across the nation.

So that we can preserve this important cultural institution for generations to come, we hope you will join us in the Yegen Society by making a planned gift to Roundabout.

The Yegen Society welcomes all individuals and couples who have generously included Roundabout in their estate plans and/or as beneficiary of a charitable trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy. The Society is named in honor of longtime Roundabout supporter Christian C. Yegen, and in recognition of the extraordinary leadership he and his family provided during a time of financial crisis and transition at Roundabout.

In appreciation of your gift to secure Roundabout’s future by making a planned gift, we are pleased to offer the following special benefits and privileges: Playbill recognition, access to our Patron’s Lounges, invitation to select Playreadings and recognition on a permanent plaque in the Langworthy Lounge at Roundabout’s flagship American Airlines Theatre. 

The Yegen Society is one of the simplest ways to show your commitment to Roundabout’s future.  There are also many tax advantages to making a planned gift and some vehicles can even provide retirement income for yourself or a loved one.  Planning now will help ensure that the people and causes important to you are remembered after your lifetime.

BEQUEST

Bequests can be made in the form of a specific gift of cash or property, a general sum of money, or a percentage of the remainder of an estate or trust and they are distributed at your death. The full amount of a bequest to Roundabout is usually deductible for estate tax purposes. The following is suggested language for including Roundabout in your will: “I give, devise and bequeath to Roundabout Theatre Company, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation with its principal office at 231 West 39th Street, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10018, for its general purposes, the sum of $______ (or state a fraction or percentage of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal).”

Roundabout’s correct legal designation is:
Roundabout Theatre Company, Inc.
Federal Tax ID number 13-6192346

CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is created by a transfer of assets to a trust that will pay you or another beneficiary income for life or for a period of years. At the death of the last beneficiary, the remaining property in the trust passes to Roundabout.  There are two basic kinds of CRTs:
Annuity Trust: provides beneficiary(s) a fixed dollar income and is determined when gift is made.
Unitrust: provides beneficiary(s) a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets, recalculated annually or at some other fixed period.

Tax Advantages of a CRT

  • Receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction.
  • Tax-free Diversification of the assets—the trust pays no capital gains tax on the sale of trust assets
  • The entire value of the trust at your death is excluded from your estate and is not taxed.

CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST

A Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) is created by a transfer of assets to a trust that will pay Roundabout income for a term of years. At the end of the term, you or a beneficiary receives the remaining trust assets. A CLT can be created during life or at death (under the terms of your will). This planned giving option is a great way to transfer assets to future generations while benefiting Roundabout today. The tax advantage is that it removes assets from your estate and minimizes your estate and gift taxes. 

RETIREMENT PLAN

Retirement Plans are one of the best assets to own during your life but they are the worst asset for your family to inherit. After your lifetime, retirement plan assets are subject to income and estate taxes and their value can be reduced by as much as 75%. Naming Roundabout as a beneficiary of funds in your retirement plan can be easy and will reduce the size of the taxable assets and avoid subjecting the estate or beneficiary to income taxation.

Contact the financial institution handling your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), or other retirement plan or profit sharing account. A simple form from the manager of the fund is normally all that is required to name Roundabout as a beneficiary of your retirement plan.

Roundabout’s correct legal designation is:
Roundabout Theatre Company, Inc.
Federal Tax ID number 13-6192346

LIFE INSURANCE POLICY

Using a life insurance policy in your planned giving is a perfect way to make a leveraged gift to Roundabout. By making small payments each year into your policy for a number of years, you can leave a bequest of sizable proportions to Roundabout. After your lifetime, the policy proceeds going to Roundabout will be an estate tax charitable deduction.

There are two ways to ways to give a gift of a life insurance policy:
Gift of existing policy: Roundabout becomes the owner and beneficiary. You get an immediate charitable income tax deduction for the lesser of current cash value or premiums paid. Any future premiums you pay are deductible as contributions.
Name Roundabout as a beneficiary of a new or existing policy: You keep control of the policy while naming Roundabout as a full or partial beneficiary. For this gift you are entitled to a charitable deduction for the value of the initial premium and you will receive additional deductions when you make later premium payments.

If you need help making your planned gift or have a question, please contact our development office at 212.719.9393, ext. 354, or send us an email.

Thank You

Your support is what makes Roundabout one of New York’s leading not-for-profit cultural institutions.

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