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Donor Benefits

Enhance your South Coast Repertory experience by donating today. For more information about how to join the Friends of SCR, call the Development Office at (714) 708-5​060 or send an email.

Friends of SCR

  • Complimentary invitation for two to all of SCR’s Inside the Season discussions, where members get a behind-the-scenes look at each show, including a Q & A with actors and technical artists and information on what made the production work. Contact the SCR Box Office to receive tickets for each discussion.
  • Subscription priority for seating upgrades or series changes when renewing for the upcoming season
  • Friends-only discounts at the SCR Box Office, Theatre Shop and lobby Playwrights Bar
  • Fee-Free ticket exchange (subscriber and non-subscriber)
  • Full tax receipt

  • All of the Contributor benefits, plus:
  • Priority registration to SCR's annual Theatre Trips program, an exclusive travel package to the U.K. or New York City with other theatre-lovers and avid travelers
  • SCR program recognition once each season
  • Priority to buy A Christmas Carol tickets and advance seating before the general public

  • All of the Contributor and Patron benefits, plus:
  • SCR program recognition for an entire calendar year
  • Invitation to attend one First Night Dinner and performance during the season.

SCR Donor Circles

Members of the three Donor Circles support SCR with generous annual contributions that bring even more opportunities to meet SCR’s talented artists and enjoy an inside look at the creative process, with special services to enhance the theatre experience.

  • Contributor, Patron and Guarantor benefits, plus these exclusive benefits:
  • Personalized VIP Ticket Service when ordering or exchanging tickets.
  • Invitation to attend three First Nights Dinner and performance during the season
  • Attend one free behind-the-scenes event during the season that gives you a behind-the-curtain peek at how SCR creates theatre.

  • Contributor, Patron. Guarantor and Silver Circle benefits, plus these exclusive benefits:
  • Invitations to five First Nights Dinners during the season.
  • Invitation to subscribe (up to two seats) to SCR's First Nights series for both stages, followed by After Parties with the artists and major donors
  • Complimentary invitations to Golden Circle members-only events throughout the season

BENEFACTORS $2,800-$5,499 ($294 nondeductible)

  • Contributor, Patron. Guarantor, Silver and Golden Circle benefits, plus these exclusive benefits:
  • Invitation to subscribe (up to four seats) to SCR's First Nights series for both stages, followed by Cast Parties with the artists and major donors
  • Complimentary invitations to Platinum Circle members-only events throughout the season — exclusive theatrical, social and educational experiences with SCR company members
  • Invitation to attend< SCR's Annual Dinner on the Segerstrom Stage, saluting season achievements, with major donors, trustees and artists
  • Two complimentary tickets to a First Nights performance

SPONSORS $5,500-$7,499 ($412 nondeductible)

  • Contributor, Patron. Guarantor, and Silver, Golden and Platinum Circle benefits listed above, plus these exclusive benefits:
  • Opportunity to host a personalized SCR backstage tour for up to 20 guests
  • New York Ticket Service: Receive assistance in arranging tickets to SCR productions at New York theatres
  • Four complimentary tickets to a First Nights performance

PARTNERS $7,500-$9,999 ($412 nondeductible)

  • Contributor, Patron. Guarantor, and Silver, Golden and Platinum Circle, plus Sponsor level benefits listed above, plus these exclusive benefits:
  • Opportunity to host an evening at the theatre, with assistance from SCR, with dinner/cocktail arrangements, before or after the performance

Major Gifts

Individuals play a leading role in the life of South Coast Repertory by underwriting entire productio or initiatives that supports new work here. This is a tremendous opportunity to advance the art of theatre.

Consider making a gift of lasting impact when you become:

  • An Individual Honorary Producer: a gift of $25,000 and above, of which $720 is not tax deductible. These individuals support a classic, contemporary or cutting-edge work on the Segerstrom or Julianne Argyros Stage.
  • Pacific Playwrights Festival Honorary Producer: a gift of $25,000 and above, of which $666 is not tax deductible. SCR PPF honorary producers support the nationally recognized annual Pacific Playwrights Festival, held each April.
  • A member of The Playwrights Circle: a gift of $12,000 and above, of which $410 is nondeductible. These individual circle members collectively sponsor a world premiere play.

To learn more about major gifts, call the Development office at (714) 708-5521 or email.


Photo: Robert Mammana, Katy Tang, Jamey Hood, Juliana Hansen and Roland Rusinek in the 2019 production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Photo by Jordan Kubat.

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