Theatre for a New Audience enables bold and innovative artists—such as Peter Brook, Trevor Nunn, Julie Taymor, and Darko Tresnjak—to interpret Shakespeare and other classic works. Ticket sales account for a small portion of our operating costs. By making a tax-deductible donation, you will help Theatre for a New Audience as we realize the visions of some of the finest artists working today. Members receive benefits that augment their theatre-going experience while supporting groundbreaking productions at Polonsky Shakespeare Center.


ADVOCATES: $100 (Donation is fully tax-deductible)
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • 10% discount on single tickets*
  • Invitations to member events and open houses
ASSOCIATES: $250 (Value of benefits $10)

All of the above, plus:

  • Recognition in donor list on website
  • Advance notice of special events
  • Waived handling fee on one ticket transaction**
SUPPORTERS: $500 (Value of benefits $30)

All of the above, plus:

  • Advance purchase opportunities for selected productions
  • $20 Voucher for the Daniel & Joanna S. Rose Book Kiosk, located in the Polonsky Shakespeare Center lobby
FRIENDS $750  (Value of benefits $180)

All of the above, plus:

  • (2) Invitations to one Opening Celebration performance and reception during the Season***
  • Access to purchase prime location house seats without handling fees through Theatre for a New Audience’s Development office

Join the Producers Circle (gifts of $1,000 and above)


If you would prefer to mail or fax your gift, click here to download a giving form.  Theatre for a New Audience’s mailing address and fax number are on the form.

For more information on supporting Theatre for a New Audience please contact James Lynes, Director of Institutional Advancement at 212-229-2819, ext. 29 or by email to

Theatre for a New Audience is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization.


John Douglas Thompson as Othello. Photo by Gerry Goodstein.

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* Discount can only be applied to full-price tickets ($90+) and cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid on premium seats.
**Limited to four single tickets or two subscriptions; one transaction per season.
***Must be reserved in advance; subject to availability.Pictured above: Polonsky Shakespeare Center, photo ©David Sundberg/Esto.