Artistic Director's Circle

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

Memberships from $15,000+

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. Plus, you’ll receive invitations to Opening Nights, our annual “Thank You” dinner, and more.

To join the Artistic Director’s Circle today, click the “Join Now” button that corresponds to your desired level of support and make your tax-deductible charitable contribution. If you have questions about major gifts at Roundabout, please call us at 212.719.9393, ext. 354, or send us an email.

Leader $15,000

  • VIP seat locations for ticket exchanges or purchases (A maximum of six tickets per show may be purchased, based on availability)
  • Exclusive access to the Patron's Desk for personalized ticket handling by phone or e-mail
  • Ability to purchase a VIP Open Subscription, a full-season package with discount VIP seats and complete scheduling flexibility
  • Unlimited access to VIP Lounges at American Airlines Theatre, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, and Studio 54
  • Invitations to select VIP Events with artistic staff and season artists
  • Invitation to an annual "Thank You" dinner with Roundabout's Artistic Director and season artists
  • Invitation for two to Opening Night performances and cast parties for select Broadway show (reserved seating at cast parties when available)
  • Invitations to private artistic events including playreadings, dress rehearsals, etc.
  • Invitations and reserved seating for all Insider Events, such as Donor Playreadings, film screenings, panel discussions, and more
  • Priority pre-sale access to all Roundabout productions, including Roundabout Underground
  • Exclusive access to pre-order drinks and snacks in all of Roundabout's venues
  • Exclusive access to breaking Roundabout news, including production and casting announcements
  • Recognition in Playbill and Roundabout's Year-In-Review
  • Accrue Rewards by Roundabout points at twice the base rate

Benefits Value: $365

Director $25,000

All Leader benefits plus:

  • Invitations for two people to all Broadway Opening Night performances and 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: $565

Producer $35,000

All Director benefits plus:

  • Invitations to all Opening Night performances (Broadway and off-Broadway) and cast parties with reserved seating (additional pair of tickets upon request, based on availability)
  • Opportunity to partially underwrite an off-Broadway production (upon request; benefits are tailored and can include recognition, tickets, and access to artists)
  • Invitation to attend exclusive State of the Industry discussions with Todd Haimes and other members of Roundabout's Artistic family
  • Complimentary full page ad in Roundabout's Spring Gala Tribute Journal

Benefits Value: $915

Sustainer $50,000

All Producer benefits plus:

  • 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.)
  • Eligibility for a Red Carpet Evening with VIP treatment, including eight complimentary tickets to attend the performance of your choice, a private Champagne toast for you and your guests, and special in-venue recognition (once per season, pending availability)

Benefits Value: Upon request

Founder $100,000

All Sustainer 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: Upon request

Underwriter $250,000

All Founder 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

Chairman's Circle

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

Memberships from $3,000+

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 today, click the “Join Now” button that corresponds to your desired level of support and make your tax-deductible charitable contribution. 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 $10,000

All Partner benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two people to one Broadway Opening Night performance and cast party
  • 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

Benefit Value: $290

Partner $5,000

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Access to purchase 2 additional VIP seats when available (A maximum of 6 tickets per show)
  • Invitations to select VIP Events with artistic staff and season artists
  • Autographed Playbill or show poster (upon request)

Benefits Value: $190

Patron $3,000

  • VIP seat locations for ticket exchanges or purchases (Maximum of 4 tickets per show, based on availability)
  • Exclusive access to the Patron's Desk for personalized ticket handling by phone or e-mail
  • Ability to purchase a VIP Open Subscription, a full-season package with discount VIP seats and complete scheduling flexibility
  • Unlimited access to VIP Lounges at American Airlines Theatre, Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, and Studio 54
  • Invitations and reserved seating for all Insider Events, such as Donor Playreadings, film screenings, panel discussions, and more
  • Priority pre-sale access to all Roundabout productions, including Roundabout Underground
  • Exclusive access to pre-order drinks and snacks in all of Roundabout's venues
  • Exclusive access to breaking Roundabout news, including production and casting announcements
  • Recognition in Playbill and Roundabout's Year-In-Review
  • Accrue Rewards by Roundabout points at twice the base rate

Benefits Value: $140

Friends of Roundabout

Receive access to special events and other exclusive benefits.

Memberships from $150+

Friends of Roundabout

Ticket revenues cover less than 50% of Roundabout’s operating expenses. The remainder must be raised through contributions, the majority of which come 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, you’ll receive the benefits outlined below.

To become a member today, click the “Join Now” button that corresponds to your desired level of support and make your tax-deductible charitable contribution. If you have any questions, please email us.

Gold Sponsor $2,000

All Sponsor benefits, plus:

  • Recognition in Playbill
  • Priority seating at Insider Events when applicable
  • Four additional passes (Total: 8) to visit any of Roundabout's VIP Patron Lounges (each pass admits one)
  • 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.)
  • Complimentary "Birthday Drink" at Aureole (upon request)

Benefits Value: $80

Sponsor $1,250

All Donor benefits, plus:

  • Invitations for two to attend the Roundabout Underground Reading Series
  • Waived subscription service fees
  • A script from Roundabout's current season (upon request)

Benefits Value: $40

Donor $750

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

Benefits Value: $40

Associate $500

All Member benefits, plus:

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

Member $300

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two people to attend one Insider Event, such as a Donor Playreading, film screening, panel discussion, or other opportunity
  • Seasonal "Thank You" Souvenir (upon request)

Friend $150

  • Access to donor e-newsletter, "Roundabout Now," throughout the season
  • Pre-sale access to Roundabout Broadway and off-Broadway productions
  • An electronic copy of Roundabout's Year-In-Review

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 $30 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 one VIP Night, such as a 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
  • Accrue Rewards by Roundabout points at twice the base rate

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, film screening, etc.
  • Invitation to the annual Generation Roundabout Event

Hiptix Gold

Ages 18 - 40

Providing members with access to $30 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 Hiptix Gold member with a donation of $100 or more, you will automatically qualify for many unique benefits, 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
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Yegen Society

Leave your legacy by making a planned gift for future generations of theatregoers—and enjoy special benefits courtesy of a limited time only match!

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Yegen Society

LIMITED TIME MATCH!



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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.

There has never been a better time to join! For a limited time only, The Kaplen Brothers Fund will match all new planned gift commitments of $10,000 or more with a cash contribution of $10,000—affording you a complimentary Benefactor level membership in the Chairman’s Circle for one year, permanent recognition on a mirror ball tile in Studio 54, and more.

In appreciation of your investment in Roundabout’s future, we are also pleased to offer the following benefits and privileges to all Yegen Society members: 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.

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.

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.

Thank You

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

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