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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, 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
  • An invitation to attend nine private pre-concert Prelude Plus lectures with NSO musicians prior to NSO concerts throughout the season
  • Washington National Opera Patrons' Circle Members also receive:
    • An invitation for you and a guest to attend a second complimentary Washington National Opera dress rehearsal
  • National Symphony Orchestra Patrons' Circle members also receive:
    • An invitation to attend an annual NSO Circles reception with Maestro Eschenbach or a prominent guest conductor
  • 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
    • An invitation to a second 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 Young Artist performance and reception.
    • An invitation for you and a guest to attend a third complimentary Washington National Opera dress rehearsal.
  • National Symphony Orchestra Golden Circle members also receive:
    • An invitation to attend an intimate post-concert Green Room reception with NSO musicians and guest artists
    • Exclusive NSO Circles Season Insights — the package offers a curatorial look at the season giving members an opportunity to learn more about the musicians, composers, and concert pieces that highlight the year through a package of select program notes
  • 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 Producers' Circle Members also receive:
    • Invitations to WNO Studio Series events: watch our productions take shape in these exclusive rehearsals
    • An invitation to purchase passes for one Washington National Opera Opening Night and Cast Reception
    • An invitation to a fourth WNO Dress Rehearsal for you and a guest
  • 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 all WNO Dress Rehearsals for you and a guest
  • Washington National Opera Chairman's Circle Members also receive:
    • An invitation to purchase passes for a second Washington National Opera Opening Night and Cast Reception
  • 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
  • Washington National Opera Artists' Circle Members also receive:
    • An invitation to purchase passes for a third Washington National Opera Opening Night and Cast Reception
  • National Symphony Orchestra Artists' Circle Members also receive:
    • 2 complimentary tickets to a Classical Series concert
    • An invitation for you and four guests to tour the Concert Hall backstage and the NSO library
  • 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
    • An invitation to purchase passes for all Washington National Opera Opening Night and Cast Receptions
  • 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, 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

    • 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

    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

    • 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
    • An invitation to attend nine private pre-concert Prelude Plus lectures with NSO musicians prior to NSO concerts throughout the season
  • Washington National Opera Patrons' Circle Members also receive:
    • An invitation for you and a guest to attend a second complimentary Washington National Opera dress rehearsal
  • National Symphony Orchestra Patrons' Circle members also receive:
    • An invitation to attend an annual NSO Circles reception with Maestro Eschenbach or a prominent guest conductor
  • Golden Circle Membership - $3,000

    • 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
    • An invitation to a second 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 Young Artist performance and reception.
    • An invitation for you and a guest to attend a third complimentary Washington National Opera dress rehearsal.
  • National Symphony Orchestra Golden Circle members also receive:
    • An invitation to attend an intimate post-concert Green Room reception with NSO musicians and guest artists
    • Exclusive NSO Circles Season Insights — the package offers a curatorial look at the season giving members an opportunity to learn more about the musicians, composers, and concert pieces that highlight the year through a package of select program notes
  • Producers' Circle Membership - $6,000

    • 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 Producers' Circle Members also receive:
    • Invitations to WNO Studio Series events: watch our productions take shape in these exclusive rehearsals
    • An invitation to purchase passes for one Washington National Opera Opening Night and Cast Reception
    • An invitation to a fourth WNO Dress Rehearsal for you and a guest
  • Chairman's Circle Membership - $12,000

    • 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 all WNO Dress Rehearsals for you and a guest
  • Washington National Opera Chairman's Circle Members also receive:
    • An invitation to purchase passes for a second Washington National Opera Opening Night and Cast Reception
  • Artists' Circle Membership - $20,000

    • 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
  • Washington National Opera Artists' Circle Members also receive:
    • An invitation to purchase passes for a third Washington National Opera Opening Night and Cast Reception
  • National Symphony Orchestra Artists' Circle Members also receive:
    • 2 complimentary tickets to a Classical Series concert
    • An invitation for you and four guests to tour the Concert Hall backstage and the NSO library
  • Maestro's Circle Membership - $30,000

    • 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
    • An invitation to purchase passes for all Washington National Opera Opening Night and Cast Receptions
  • 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

    Circles Membership

    Circles Membership is your opportunity to play a starring role at the Center!

    Not only will you receive more exclusive privileges and benefits in appreciation of your generous gift, but your gift will be matched dollar for dollar with a contribution to the Kennedy Center's Arts Education Program through a generous grant from the Centene Corporation. With programs like Any Given Child, Jazz Ahead, ArtsEdge and the American College Theater Festival the Kennedy Center has become the global leader in arts education. Join to directly support arts education and help us reach our goal of $150,000!

    Increasing your access to Kennedy Center programming and enjoying exclusive Circles benefits has never been easier. The Circles office can work with you to create a customized payment installment plan allowing you to give your Circles contribution over a period of several months. Contact the Circles office to find out how.