When it comes to entertainment savings, membership matters

Get a VIP experience at performance venues by becoming a donor.

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Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Location: Performs at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center; George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria
Membership Programs:
Adopt a Chair Listing in program and website, introduction to and photo with sponsored musician, invitation to post-show reception and other events, thank-you letter from musician
Price: $2,000-$25,000, depending on chair selected

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Location: Performs at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax
Membership Programs:
Best Value: Sonata Circle
Priority season ticket processing, two beverage coupons, program listing
Biggest Impact: Concerto Club-Gold
Benefits of lower-level memberships plus complimentary indoor parking, invitation to post-show reception, custom benefits
Price: Sonata Circle: $300, Concerto Club-Gold: $2,500+

George Mason Center for the Arts
Location: 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax
Membership Programs:
Best Value: Donor
Priority season ticket processing, half-price tickets for select shows, program listing, access to exclusive refreshment area, invitation to special events, discounted parking, invitation to backstage tours
Biggest Impact: Benefactor
Benefits of lower-level memberships plus five free parking passes, four wine vouchers, lobby wall listing, invitation to two Grand Tier Society events, invitation to meet artist backstage, pre-show cocktail reception for 10 guests
Price: Donor: $250, Benefactor: $5,000+

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Location: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas
Membership Programs:
Best Value: Contributor
Advance notice of performances and ticket presales, backstage tour, recognition in programs and on marquee listing, invitation to private receptions at Buchanan Partners Art Gallery, autographed item from Hylton Center artist
Biggest Impact: Sustainer
Benefits of lower-level memberships plus invitation to additional VIP events and receptions, private concert with GMU student musician, name added to seat in Merchant Hall orchestra, private use of lounge
Price: Contributor: $250, Sustainer: $5,000+

Signature Theatre
Location: 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington
Membership Programs:
Best Value: Friends of Signature-$250 Level
Access to ticket presales, gift shop and Ali’s Bar discounts; area restaurant discounts; Cabaret and special event ticket discounts; Friends of Signature gift; invitation to SigWorks private reading; invitation to First Glimpse for two shows
Biggest Impact: Friends of Signature-$10,000 Level 
Benefits of lower-level memberships plus invitation to First Glimpse for each show, cocktail reception with cast of one show, access to ticket hotline, exclusive VIP seats, signed show posters, ticket discounts, invitation to Beyond the Stage backstage event, dinner for two at Ali’s Bar, recognition in program, invitation to Signature Sings, invitation to Funders’ Opening Night Celebration performances and receptions, invitation to private discussion with a show’s artistic team, invitation to annual cocktail party with Signature leadership, private backstage tour, invitation to private dinner with artistic leadership, opportunity to be show sponsor
Price: Best Value: $250, Biggest Impact: $10,000

Synetic Theater
Location: 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington
Membership Programs:
Best Value: Ensemble
Pair of tickets to a VIP event, invitation to a Behind the Scenes open rehearsal, free ticket exchange, recognition on website and playbills, discounts on concessions
Biggest Impact: Producer
Invitations to small gatherings with Synetic Theater leadership and board, four tickets to all VIP and Behind the Scenes events, one rehearsal visit per show
Price: Ensemble: $250, Producer: $10,000+

Virginia Opera
Location: Performs at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax
Membership Programs:
Best Value: Opera Family
Recognition in programs, subscription to exclusive e-newsletter, four drink vouchers
Biggest Impact: Director’s Circle
Benefits of lower-level memberships plus invitation to Join the Stars event, invitation to Meet the Artists event, access to VIP Donor Reception, invitation to master class, invitations to cocktail parties with mainstage artists, invitation to New York City artist auditions, private tour, private dinner in New York City with Virginia Opera leadership, copy of libretto
Price: Opera Family: $250, Director’s Circle: $25,000

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Location: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna
Membership Programs:
Best Value: Soloist
Access to ticket presales for all events, members-only benefits, drink vouchers, gift shop discount, complimentary tickets to Studio Spotlight performance, invitation to preseason backstage event
Biggest Impact: President’s Circle
Benefits of lower-level memberships plus preferred parking, personal VIP assistant, recognition on Filene Center Plaza donor listing, access to Encore Circle Lounge, invitation for four to any two member-appreciation nights, four complimentary tickets to Wolf Trap Ball, invite to dinner with Wolf Trap leadership
Price: Soloist: $300, President’s Circle: $25,000

(December 2017)

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