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Select from the suggested donation amounts below for benefits at each Membership level.

Sustainer Membership - $60 tax-deductible

Benefits of Membership:
  • Members-Only Ticket Priority*
  • 10% Discount at the Roof Terrace Restaurant and KC Café
  • Exclusive Subscription to a Members-Only newsletter, On The Aisle
  • 10% Discount at the Kennedy Center Gift Shops
  • Discounts on Explore the Arts Events
*Kennedy Center presentations only. Excludes the Kennedy Center Honors and Gala Performances. Also excludes the Washington Ballet, Washington Performing Arts Society, and certain other non-Kennedy Center presentations

Contributor Membership - $80 tax-deductible

Benefits of Membership:
  • all Sustainer level benefits, plus
  • Admittance to Members-Only Lounges in the Concert Hall, Opera House, and Eisenhower Theater
  • Four $2 Parking Discount Coupons
  • Invitation to a "Curtain Up" Theater Event for you and a guest
  • Invitation to an NSO Working Rehearsal for you and a guest

Donor Membership - $172 tax-deductible

Benefits of Membership:
  • all Contributor level benefits, plus
  • Exclusive Invitation to a "Meet the Conductor" Reception for you and a guest
  • Invitation for you and a guest to tour the Washington National Opera Costume Shop
  • Invitation to a Ballet Dress Rehearsal and Tea for you and a guest
  • Additional Invitation to an NSO Working Rehearsal for you and a guest

Sponsor Membership - $424 tax-deductible

Benefits of Membership:
  • all Donor level benefits, plus
  • Invitation to purchase tickets to the Kennedy Center July 4th Celebration
  • Invitation to a Backstage Experience featuring the WNO for you and a guest
  • A third Invitation to an NSO Working Rehearsal for you and a guest
  • Access to the Preferred Instant-Charge Ticket Service Desk

Patrons' Circle Membership - $940 tax-deductible

Benefits of Membership:
  • all Sponsor level benefits, plus
  • Admittance to Circles Lounges in the Concert Hall, Opera House, and Eisenhower Theater
  • Invitation to a Cast Party with prominent guest artists for you and a guest
  • Reservations for the best tables in the Roof Terrace Restaurant
  • Listing in PLAYBILL®
  • Invitation to a WNO Dress Rehearsal for you and a guest

Golden Circle Membership - $2488 tax-deductible with KC or NSO designation; $2404 tax-deductible with WNO designation

Benefits of Membership:
  • all Patrons' Circle benefits, plus
  • Circles Ticket Concierge Service: Premium Orchestra seats reserved for purchase up to 48 hours before curtain
  • Invitations to three additional Cast Parties for you and a guest
  • A second Invitation to a WNO Dress Rehearsal for you and a guest
Washington National Opera Golden Circle Members also receive:
  • An inviation for you and a guest to attend a Young Artist performance.
  • An inviation for you and a guest to attend a third complimentary Washington National Opera dress rehearsal.

Producers' Circle Membership - $5204 tax-deductible with KC or NSO designation; $5120 tax-deductible with WNO designation

Benefits of Membership:
  • all Golden Circle benefits, plus
  • Exclusive Circles Reserved Parking (regular parking rates apply)
  • Advanced invitation to the star-studded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor including the pre-performance dinner and post-performance artist reception
  • Admission to two complimentary Insider Events with nationally acclaimed artists
  • An invitation to a third WNO Dress Rehearsal for you and a guest
Washington National Opera Producer's Circle Members also receive:
  • 2 passes to A Day in the Life of an Artist Event

Chairman's Circle Membership - $11,204 tax-deductible with KC or NSO designation; $11,120 tax-deductible with WNO designation

Benefits of Membership:
  • all Producers' Circle benefits, plus
  • An advance invitation to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala
  • Your name listed in the Kennedy Center Honors Gala commemorative PLAYBILL®
  • Exclusive seating priority at all Kennedy Center Benefit Events and Galas
  • Invitations to two additional WNO Dress Rehearsals for you and a guest (5 Total)

Artists' Circle Membership - $19,038 tax-deductible with KC designation; $18,878 tax-deductible with NSO designation; $18,954 with WNO designation

Benefits of Membership:
  • all Chairman's Circle benefits, plus
  • A complimentary invitation to the Chairman's luncheon over Honors weekend for those contributors attending the Honors Gala
  • An exclusive Kennedy Center backstage tour for you and a guest
National Symphony Orchestra Artists' Circle Members also receive:
  • 2 complimentary tickets to a Classical Series concert

Maestro's Circle Membership - $29,038 tax-deductible with KC designation; $28,878 tax-deductible with NSO designation; $28,788 with WNO designation

Benefits of Membership:
  • all Artists' Circle benefits, plus
  • A priority advance invitation to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala
  • An invitation to a rehearsal look-in of your choice
  • The opportunity to recognize your contribution with a specific performance
Washington National Opera Maestro's Circle Members also receive:
  • An invitation to the WNO Annual Artist Dinner with the WNO Board of Directors

Leadership Contributions

The Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera offer a number of additional giving levels and benefits to fit your interests.

For more information about these opportunities, please contact Kendall Brodarick at
202-416-8073.

Sustainer Membership - $60

  • Members-Only Ticket Priority*
  • 10% Discount at the Roof Terrace Restaurant and KC Café
  • Exclusive Subscription to a Members-Only newsletter, On The Aisle
  • 10% Discount at the Kennedy Center Gift Shops
  • Discounts on Explore the Arts Events
*Kennedy Center presentations only. Excludes the Kennedy Center Honors and Gala Performances. Also excludes the Washington Ballet, Washington Performing Arts Society, and certain other non-Kennedy Center presentations

Contributor Membership - $120

  • Admittance to Members-Only Lounges in the Concert Hall, Opera House, and Eisenhower Theater
  • Four $2 Parking Discount Coupons
  • Invitation to a "Curtain Up" Theater Event for you and a guest
  • Invitation to an NSO Working Rehearsal for you and a guest

Donor Membership - $300

  • Exclusive Invitation to a "Meet the Conductor" Reception for you and a guest
  • Invitation for you and a guest to tour the Washington National Opera Costume Shop
  • Invitation to a Ballet Dress Rehearsal and Tea for you and a guest
  • Additional Invitation to an NSO Working Rehearsal for you and a guest

Sponsor Membership - $600

  • Invitation to purchase tickets to the Kennedy Center July 4th Celebration
  • Invitation to a Backstage Experience featuring the WNO for you and a guest
  • A third Invitation to an NSO Working Rehearsal for you and a guest
  • Access to the Preferred Instant-Charge Ticket Service Desk

Patrons' Circle Membership - $1,200

  • Admittance to Circles Lounges in the Concert Hall, Opera House, and Eisenhower Theater
  • Invitation to a Cast Party with prominent guest artists for you and a guest
  • Reservations for the best tables in the Roof Terrace Restaurant
  • Listing in PLAYBILL®
  • Invitation to a WNO Dress Rehearsal for you and a guest

Golden Circle Membership - $3,000

  • Circles Ticket Concierge Service: Premium Orchestra seats reserved for purchase up to 48 hours before curtain
  • Invitations to three additional Cast Parties for you and a guest
  • A second Invitation to a WNO Dress Rehearsal for you and a guest
Washington National Opera Golden Circle Members also receive:
  • An invitation for you and a guest to attend a Season Preview Recital and reception

Producers' Circle Membership - $6,000

  • Exclusive Circles Reserved Parking (regular parking rates apply)
  • Advanced invitation to the star-studded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor including the pre-performance dinner and post-performance artist reception
  • Admission to two complimentary Insider Events with nationally acclaimed artists
  • An invitation to a third WNO Dress Rehearsal for you and a guest
Washington National Opera Producer's Circle Members also receive:
  • 2 passes to A Day in the Life of an Artist Event

Chairman's Circle Membership - $12,000

  • An advance invitation to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala
  • Your name listed in the Kennedy Center Honors Gala commemorative PLAYBILL®
  • Exclusive seating priority at all Kennedy Center Benefit Events and Galas
  • Invitations to two additional WNO Dress Rehearsals for you and a guest (5 Total)

Artists' Circle Membership - $20,000

  • A complimentary invitation to the Chairman's luncheon over Honors weekend for those contributors attending the Honors Gala
  • An exclusive Kennedy Center backstage tour for you and a guest
National Symphony Orchestra Artists' Circle Members also receive:
  • 2 complimentary tickets to a Classical Series concert

Maestro's Circle Membership - $30,000

  • A priority advance invitation to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala
  • An invitation to a rehearsal look-in of your choice
  • The opportunity to recognize your contribution with a specific performance
Washington National Opera Maestro's Circle Members also receive:
  • An invitation to the WNO Annual Artist Dinner with the WNO Board of Directors
Photo by Margot Schulman Photo by Margot Schulman
Photo by Margot Schulman Photo by Margot Schulman
Mariinsky Ballet's Yekaterina Kondaurova in The Firebird, photo by Natasha Razine Mariinsky Ballet's Yekaterina Kondaurova in The Firebird, photo by Natasha Razine
Photo by Daniel Schwartz Photo by Daniel Schwartz
Photo by Sarah Hitchcock Burzio Photo by Sarah Hitchcock Burzio
Photo by Roberto Ricci for Teatro Regio di Parma Photo by Roberto Ricci for Teatro Regio di Parma
American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, photo by Gene Schiavone American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, photo by Gene Schiavone
Photo by Daniel Schwartz Photo by Daniel Schwartz
Photo by Scott Suchman Photo by Scott Suchman
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Clifton Brown in Alvin Ailey's <em>Revelations</em>, photo by Nan Melville Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Clifton Brown in Alvin Ailey's Revelations, photo by Nan Melville

Your Gift at Work

In 1971, Congress gave the Kennedy Center a mandate to present a wide variety of classical and contemporary performances and establish programs to introduce the performing arts to children and adults nationwide.

What they did not give us is the funding to accomplish this goal. All federal money appropriated to the Kennedy Center may be used only to cover the operation and maintenance of the building as a presidential memorial.

Of course, the Kennedy Center is a living memorial, showcasing the finest performances of our time. However, ticket sales and other earned income cover only half of the Center's budget, which means we must raise around $70 million annually to deliver the kind of excellence on the stage and in our many programs for children, teachers, aspiring artists, and underserved communities that you -- and they -- have come to expect. That's why your Membership is truly vital to our mission and financial well-being.

Your contribution can be designated to support all Kennedy Center programs, the National Symphony Orchestra, or the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center specifically. All contributions are tax-deductible less the fair market value of the benefits.

Please help sustain the excellence of the Kennedy Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera. Make a contribution today!