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Support the Globe Gala through Globe Experiences!

Globe Experiences are a way for you to contribute to the Theatre’s artistic and education mission and, in return, receive a unique and interesting experience, interacting with Globe actors, artists and crew. 

  • Appear on stage with the Grinch
  • Host a dinner for 30 in the theatre
  • Dedicate a performance to a loved one
  • Watch a production from backstage or in the stage manager booth
  • Get your own private, in-depth Costume Shop tour and fitting
  • Fly first-class to New York for VIP tickets on Broadway
  • Spend part of a day in rehearsal
  • ... and MUCH MORE!

Review the list below and select a gift level and experience that interests you!

Sponsor Bright Star -- the new world premiere musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell - $60,000

Be one of the Season Sponsors who supports the Globe's world premiere of Bright Star. Your gift will be recognized in the program with the other sponsors, and you will be invited to meet the cast and creative team at a morning reception on the day of the first rehearsal. You will have the opportunity to return for a rehearsal to see the production taking shape. Package includes a full year of benefits at the $60,000 giving level, including VIP valet parking for Globe performances, VIP ticket services, access to the Lipinsky Family Suite and much more. (Sponsorship recognition designated to Bright Star which opens Sept 28, 2014. Season Sponsorship recognition and benefits valid for one full year. Applies only to new or increased Annual Fund support. Fair-market value of benefits is $1,810)

Your Name Engraved in Stone on the Globe's Copley Plaza (large pavers in center rings) - $50,000

Etch your name into Globe history with a gift to support artistic and education programs. In recognition of your generous gift, your name will be engraved in a paver on the Globe's Copley Plaza, in the center rings of the large engraved pavers just outside the entrance to the Globe and White Theatres of the Prebys Theatre Center. (Names only, with options of "In loving memory" or "In honor". No phrases, other text or logos. Some limitations on text length and number of rows. Fair-market value of benefits is Priceless)

Host an Onstage Dinner for 30 at The Old Globe - $25,000

Enjoy a private, catered dinner for 30 on the mainstage of the world-renowned Old Globe Theatre. Treat your party to a night to remember with a fully catered, three-course seated dinner on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Value-added experiences include private backstage tours, artistic presentations, thematic florals, linens and more! (For 30 people. Catering, wine, floral and rental credit of $6,000. Donor may upgrade and cover additional expense. Subject to theatre availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $6,000)

Complete Apartment Makeover for Visiting Artists at Shiley Terrace - $25,000

Help ensure artist housing at Shiley Terrace is updated and comfortable with a generous and much needed gift of a new kitchen, flooring, furniture and windows. A beautifully inscribed plaque with your name will be prominently displayed inside the apartment, and, once the renovation is complete, you and a guest will be invited to lunch with the first artist to stay in "your" apartment at Shiley Terrace! (Fair-market value of benefits is $110)

Your Name Engraved in Stone on the Globe's Copley Plaza (outer rings) - $25,000

Etch your name into Globe history with a gift to support artistic and education programs. In recognition of your generous gift, your name will be engraved in a paver on the Globe's Copley Plaza, in the outer rings of the engraved pavers just oustide the entrance to the Globe and White Theatres of the Prebys Theatre Center. (Names only, with options of "In loving memory" or "In honor". No phrases, other text or logos. Some limitations on text length and number of rows. Fair-market value of benefits is Priceless)

Passenger Van for Artist Transport - $20,000

For every one of the Globe's more than 600 annual performances, Globe staff provide rides for artists to and from Shiley Apartments or various hotels. Offering comfortable transportation adds to their San Diego enjoyable experience, and finding a passenger van to replace the current one is important. Please add convenience and comfort to the artist experience by providing the Globe with a new van --- or splitting this expense with a friend! You'll receive tickets to a show, and we'll host you all the first opening-night dinner for which the van is in use so that you'll get to meet the artists at the post-show cast party. Also, a plaque with your name will be displayed inside the van. (For four people. Fair-market value of benefits is $880)

Kitchen and Bathroom Makeover at Shiley Terrace - $15,000

Your gift will refurbish a bathroom and kitchen for one Shiley Apartment. A plaque with your name will be mounted in the kitchen of the apartment, and when the renovation is complete, you and a guest will be invited to lunch with the first artist to stay in the apartment that you helped beautify. (Fair-market value of benefits is $110)

Sponsor an Autism-Friendly performance at the Globe - $15,000

For the third year, The Old Globe is pleased to offer special performances of musicals -- Into the Woods and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! -- modified for the needs of children on the autism spectrum. These tremendously moving experiences provide young people with a safe, non-judgmental environment, where they can attend a live professional performance with the support of everyone around them. With your sponsorship, we will provide recognition on the lobby screens and on a special flier in the programs, and we will offer you four tickets to attend your sponsored performance. (For four people. Valid only on Saturday, August 9 at 2pm (Into the Woods) or December 13 at 10:30am (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)Fair-market value of benefits is $360)

VIP Valet Parking at Globe performances for one year - $10,000

Enjoy all the benefits and recognition of Directors Circle membership, including VIP Valet Parking each time you attend a Globe performance. Additionally, you'll have access to VIP ticket services, invitation to the annual Founders Dinner and Globe Board of Directors Dinner, plus admission to the Lipinsky Family Suite for complimentary cocktails and private restrooms. (Valid for one year. Parking services and benefits are not transferrable. Applies only to new or increased Annual Fund support. Fair-market value of benefits is $470)

Your Name Engraved in Stone on the Globe's Copley Plaza (walkway) - $10,000

Etch your name into Globe history with a gift to support artistic and education programs. In recognition of your generous gift, your name will be engraved in a paver on the Globe's Copley Plaza, located at the top of the walkway near the Dining Pavilion and Craig Noel Garden. (Names only, with options of "In loving memory" or "In honor". No phrases, other text or logos. Some limitations on text length and number of rows. Fair-market value of benefits is Priceless)

CHILD Walk-On Role in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - $7,500

This package provides one lucky child with a full set of activities around a performance of San Diego's beloved holiday classic , including four complimentary VIP tickets to the show; rehearsal with the cast; a personal costume fitting; private backstage tour; photo with the cast … and more! (Child age range from 9 to 16. Must be available in advance for a costume fitting; must attend a scheduled rehearsal (possibly earlier on the day of the walk-on); must follow instructions of stage manager and staff; dates available between November 21 and December 28, 2014. Subject to availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $795)

ADULT Walk-On Role in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - $7,500

Make your Old Globe Debut in this beloved holiday classic! This complete package provides you with a full set of activities, including four complimentary VIP tickets for friends to see your performance; rehearsal with the cast; a personal costume fitting; private backstage tour; photo with the cast … and more! (Participant must be 17 or older. Must be available in advance for a costume fitting; must attend a scheduled rehearsal (possibly earlier on the day of your walk-on); must follow instructions of stage manager and staff; dates available between November 21 and December 28, 2014. Subject to availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $795)

Your own "Kids Night at the Grinch"!! … Private Party for 20 Family and Friends - $7,000

Enjoy an exclusive Grinch-y party for 20 in the Globe Board Room and Terrace prior to a performance of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Private backstage and costume shop tours, children's activities, Grinch- snacks and a fully catered meal ... plus VIP tickets for this perennial holiday classic! (Catering and tickets for 20 adults and children. Must include at least four adults. Catering, wine, floral and rental credit of $4,000. Available only for the following dates: Nov 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29 or 30, 2014. Subject to availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $4,000)

A Shiley Terrace "Feast" - $5,000

Cover the cost of renovating a kitchen in a unit at Shiley Terrace Apartments, where visiting Globe artists are housed. A plaque with your name will be displayed in the kitchen of the apartment, and when the renovation is completed, you and a guest will get to have lunch with the first artist to use "your" new kitchen! (Dinner for two with Globe artist. Subject to schedule and availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $160)

Round-trip to NYC, plus VIP tickets for a Broadway play! - $8,000

Enjoy two round-trip First-Class/Business tickets on United from San Diego to New York, plus VIP seating for the play or musical of your choice on Broadway. (For two people. Offer expires December 31, 2014. Subject to flight and theatre availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $2,200)

Host up to 35 Students at the Globe for tours and acting classes - $4,000

Bring up to 35 students and four adults for a Behind the Scenes Tour of the theatres and the costume department. Follow the tour with a 30 minute acting workshop led by a professional Teaching Artist. (Suggested age range: 5 to 18. Subject to availability and scheduling. Fair-market value of benefits is $650)

Dedicate a Globe Performance in Memory or Honor of a Loved One or Colleague - $3,500

Surprise a friend, family member or colleague with their very own Globe performance! Dedicate the performance in honor of any exciting milestone. You will receive four VIP tickets for your selected performance. Screens in the lobby will display a photo of your "honoree" along with a special message. A personalized card and gift will await your honoree in the theatre, and a bottle of champagne will be ready to toast your honoree in the Lipinsky Family Suite at intermission. (Offer expires May 31, 2015. Subject to availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $540)

VIP Experience at the Globe's New Voices Festival (All Three Readings and Dinner) - $3,000

In its second annual New Voices Festival on December 11, 12 and 13, the Globe presents three staged readings of exciting new plays by promising young playwrights. You and your guests will be invited to enjoy a complete experience that includes meeting all of the playwrights, see a rehearsal and VIP tickets for all three onstage readings. Plus, you will be invited to the closing celebration dinner with all three playwrights and Globe artistic staff on December 13, 2014. (For four people. Valid for ALL THREE readings. New Voices Festival takes place December 11, 12 and 13, 2014. Fair-market value of benefits is $340)

Circle Patron membership - $2,500

Contribute an additional $2,500 to the Gala and become a Globe Circle Patron for one year. Membership includes recognition in programs, access to VIP ticket services, admission to the Lipinsky Family Suite for complimentary cocktails and private restrooms. (Valid for one year. Benefits are not transferrable. Applies only to new or increased Annual Fund support. Fair-market value of benefits is $286)

Meet-and-Greet with the Grinch, Young Max and your CHILD in the Green Room after a performance - $2,500

Receive four VIP tickets for Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in November 2014, and we'll provide a full evening of activities ... a private pre-show tour of the Globe Costume Shop and a post-performance meeting with the Grinch and Young Max for photos in the backstage green room. (Available only for the following dates: Nov 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26 or 28, 2014Fair-market value of benefits is $450)

Watch Artistic Director Barry Edelstein Direct … and later have lunch together - $2,500

In January 2015, Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will direct The Twenty-Seventh Man by Nathan Englander in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre at The Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. You and a guest will be invited to spend a portion of a rehearsal with Barry, his cast and the production team, as they work together to prepare for opening night. After opening night on February 19, 2015, you and a guest will enjoy lunch with Barry at the Prado Restaurant in Balboa Park. (Rehearsal offer expires February 18, 2015; Lunch offer expires March 15, 2015. Fair-market value of benefits is $110)

Support Globe for All! - the Mobile Shakespeare Tour - $2,500

Globe for All!, a newly-assembled tour, brings live Shakespeare to audiences who normally would not be able to attend a professional production at venues including community centers, retirement homes, homeless shelters, and correctional facilities. You and a guest will join Artistic Director Barry Edelstein at one of the Globe's community performances of All's Well that Ends Well. (Dates and venues will be determined by September 1, and performances will take place in October 2014. Fair-market value of benefits is Priceless)

Audition and Vocal Coaching for you or your CHILD from ""Grinch"" Director James Vasquez - $1,500

Stage Director and choreographer James Vasquez, who is the Globe's long-standing director of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, will spend two hours with you or your child, working on a song or scene and discussing performance and audition techniques. (Subject to availability. Offer expires May 31, 2015. Participant must be eight years of age or older. Audition coaching is not intended for the Grinch or any other Globe production. Fair-market value of benefits is $400)

Learn about Play and Musical Development with Globe Associate Producer and Literary Manager/Dramaturg - $1,500

Enjoy a two-hour lunch with Globe Associate Producer, Eric Louie and Literary Manager and Dramaturg, Danielle Mages Amato, as they talk with you about play-development at The Old Globe: germination of a new work; development through readings and workshops; collaborative editing; dramaturgical support; casting; rehearsals; design; and, ultimately, final on-stage production. (For two people. Offer expires January 31, 2015. Fair-market value of benefits is $110)

Fund a Classroom to attend a Student Matinee - CHILD - $1,500

Support the Globe's student matinee program and help send a classroom of children to The Old Globe to see the world premiere musical, Bright Star. You and a guest will be invited to attend this performance to see "your" students experience the joy of live theatre. (Pick from one Bright Star student matinee: October 23 at 10:30am or October 29 at 10:30am. Transportation not included. Fair-market value of benefits is $180)

Post-Show Cocktails and Desserts with Cast - $1,500

Your party of four will receive VIP tickets to attend a performance of either Bright Star, Murder for Two, The Twenty-Seventh Man, or Buyer & Cellar, followed by a private cocktail and dessert reception in the Lipinsky Family Suite with the cast. (Subject to availability. Offer expires May 3, 2015. Fair-market value of benefits is $420)

Grinchmas at the Globe for you and your CHILD … VIP Tickets, Tree-Lighting and Valet Parking - $1,250

The Old Globe hosts the Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Tree-Lighting, which fills Copley Plaza with children and families. You and your little ones will view the festivities from Shiley Terrace at Hattox Hall, overlooking the crowds and snowflakes. Also enjoy VIP tickets for the show prior to the tree-lighting ceremony and arrive in style with VIP Valet Parking adjacent to the Plaza. (For four people. Tree lighting is November 16, 2014. Fair-market value of benefits is $375)

Bring your child and two guests to watch a Rehearsal of the Grinch and meet the cast - $1,000

You and your child, plus two other guests, will get a behind-the-scenes look at the wonder, merriment and magic that brings Dr. Seuss's classic to the stage. Spend part of an afternoon watching director James Vasquez and his cast of Whos prepare this musical delight. Meet the cast and crew and get a photo with them. (For four people. Must include one adult. Must attend a rehearsal before November 15, 2014. Fair-market value of benefits is Priceless)

Experience a Musical Run-through Rehearsal - $1,000

Attend a Sitzprobe - or a "seated musical rehearsal" - a week before the opening of either the world premiere musical Bright Star or Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (For two people. Valid only at the dates and times of the two Sitzprobes for these musicals: September 2, 2014 or November 9, 2014. Dates subject to change. Fair-market value of benefits is Priceless)

Opening-Night with Dinner and Cast Party Invitation - $1,000

You and a guest are invited to experience the excitement of opening night with cast members, artisans and staff with two tickets to the opening-night dinner, performance and post-performance cast party. (For two people. Offer expires May 31, 2015. Fair-market value of benefits is $440)

Attend the New Voices Festival and Enjoy Lunch with a Playwright - $1,000

The New Voices Festival highlights work by promising young playwrights. Your gift will help support this program, and you will meet one of the playwrights and attend a reading rehearsal with up to three friends. We will then provide you with four VIP tickets to the public reading of this play and arrange for you to have lunch with playwright, Associate Producer Eric Louie and Literary Manager/Dramaturg Danielle Mages Amato. (For four people. Valid for one rehearsal and one reading. New Voices Festival takes place December 11, 12 and 13, 2014. Rehearsal, performance and lunch to be arranged prior to November 1, 2014. Fair-market value of benefits is $150)

Special Appearance by "the Grinch" and a Reading of this Seuss holiday classic at your CHILD's School - $750

Make your child the hero of the class by bringing "the Grinch" himself to school. The class will also enjoy a private reading of Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday classic to be read by a Globe teaching artist, bringing to life this touching story with Mr. Grinch's every scowl and grimace. (Subject to availability. Offer expires December 14, 2014. Fair-market value of benefits is Priceless)

Shadow the Stage Manager and Crew for a Night - $750

Spend the evening with the stage manager of any of The Old Globe stages and see how a musical or play is run from behind-the-scenes. Arrive at the Globe, using our VIP Valet Parking and stop by the Lipinsky Family Suite for light refreshments and a beverage. Just prior to curtain you'll meet your Stage Manager and prepare to spend the evening in the booth, on headset and backstage, watching and listening to the crew run the show. Your guest will be provided with a seat in the theatre, and you're welcome to swap places during intermission. (For two people. Offer expires June 21, 2015. Subject to availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $145)

Provide a Student Scholarship for the Summer Shakespeare Intensive - $750

The Shakespeare Intensive offers talented high school students four weeks of workshops, rehearsals, classes and unparalleled access to Globe artists and professionals. Your support helps one student attend this program at no charge, providing that child with the experience of a lifetime to perform in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre! You will receive four VIP tickets to the student production of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Julius Caesar, which will be performed as two one act plays. (For four people. Offer valid only on Monday, August 18, 2014. Fair-market value of benefits is $30)

Private Technical Center Tour with Technical Director Ben Thoron - $500

The Old Globe designs, builds and paints all of its scenery in a 43,000-square-foot Technical Center, which houses its vast collection of props, set pieces, set machinery, and thousands of elaborate costumes. Technical Director Ben Thoron will give you and five guests an in-depth tour, as you see how the magic of theatre begins. A photo will be taken of you and your guests next to a set in progress. (For six people. Offer expires May 31, 2015. Fair-market value of benefits is $85)

Lunch and a Private Backstage and Facility Tour led by Managing Director - $500

You and guest will join Michael Murphy, former stage manager, 30-year theatre veteran and Managing Director of the Globe, on a private tour of the Globe campus, from the underground rehearsal halls adjacent to Alcazar Garden to the Festival Theatre and all four levels of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center (from the catwalk to the trap room) to the dressing rooms and costume shop. Enjoy lunch for two with Mr. Murphy after the tour at The Prado restaurant in Balboa Park. (For two people. Subject to schedule and availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $140)

Join the Technical Crew for a Day and Help Paint a Set - $500

Spend the day in The Old Globe's Technical Center with Charge Scenic Artist Carol Payette, and help Carol paint a set for an upcoming play or musical. Package includes a box lunch with Carol and Technical Director Ben Thoron, plus a private tour of the Technical Center. (For one person. Subject to schedule and availability. Offer expires May 31, 2015. Fair-market value of benefits is $40)

Shadow the Crew Backstage during the Grinch - $500

Spend the entire performance shadowing a crew member backstage during a performance of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Watch as this intricate, elaborate and complex production unfolds backstage to create the theatrical magic you see from your seats in the house. (For one person. Valid November 20 and December 28, 2014. Subject to availability. Fair-market value of benefits is Priceless)

Meet and Greet/First Rehearsal Experience - $500

Meet the cast of a Globe production on their first day; attend the design presentation; and have the opportunity to listen to the first read-through. (For four people. Choose a show from the 2014-15 Winter season. Fair-market value of benefits is Priceless)

Theatre Tour and Lunch with Globe Stage Managers - $300

Understanding how a play comes together each night is an amazing experience and the Globe's Stage Managers are superb at keeping all aspects running smoothly! Stage Managers Annette Ye and Anjee Nero will give you and your guest a tour of all three theatres and stage manager booths, after which you'll enjoy a wonderful lunch together at The Prado in Balboa Park. (For two people. Offer expires December 31, 2014. Fair-market value of benefits is $140)

MFA Shakespeare Rehearsal Visit, performance tickets and lunch with Directors Richard Seer and Ray Chambers - $250

You and a guest will be invited to spend up to two hours watching the cast of Old Globe/University of San Diego Master of Fine Arts students and director rehearse Shakespeare's Pericles, plus you'll also receive two tickets for any performance during the run and lunch at The Prado at Balboa Park with award-winning director Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training at USD, and director of Pericles, Ray Chambers. (For two people. Offer expires November 23, 2014. Fair-market value of benefits is $140)

Private In-Depth Tour of The Old Globe's Renowned Costume Shop - $250 - SOLD OUT

Enjoy a personal fitting in a period costume and pose for your portrait with Costume Shop Director Stacy Sutton. See inside the Globe's renowned costume shop through the eyes of the woman who makes it all happen. (For one person. Subject to availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $40)

Private Tour of The Globe's Costume Shop - $250

See inside the Globe's renowned costume shop through the eyes of the woman who makes it all happen. Enjoy a private tour of the Old Globe's in-house Costume Shop with its Director, Stacy Sutton. (For one person. Subject to availability. This donation is fully tax-deductible. )

To contribute or for more information on these special experiences, contact Development Assistant Rico Zamora at (619) 231-1941 x2308 orRZamora@theoldglobe.org.

Photo credits:
VIP Valet photo by Doug Gates; Child Walk-On Role in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! full company photo by Jim Cox; Adult Walk-On Role in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! ensemble photo of  Eileen Bowman, Bets Malone, Geno Carr and Kürt Norby by Jim Cox; photo for Dedicate a Globe Performance in Memory or Honor of a Loved One or Colleague of All’s Well that Ends Well on the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre by Craig Schwartz; VIP Experience at the Globe’s New Voices Festival photo by Doug Gates; Circle Patron membership photo by Doug Gates; Meet and Greet with the Grinch, Young Max and your Child in the Green Room features Steve Blanchard and Jeffrey Schecter, photo by Jim Cox; Watch Artistic Director Barry Edelstein photo by Joseph Moran; Photo of James Vasquez by Jim Cox; Post Show Cocktails and Desserts with Cast photo by Doug Gates; Experience a Musical Run-Through Rehearsal photo by Jim Cox; Opening-Night with Dinner and Cast Party Invitation photo featuring Blair Underwood, Kristen Connolly and Richard Thomas by Doug Gates; VIP Experience at the Globe’s New Voices Festival photo by Doug Gates; Provide Student Scholarships for the Summer Shakespeare Intensive photo by Katarzyna Woronowicz; Lunch and Private Backstage Tour with Michael Murphy photo by Doug Gates; Shadow the Crew Backstage during the Grinch of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! children ensemble photo by Jim Cox.