Each summer, The Public holds an annual Gala at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Details on our 2015 Gala are forthcoming.

Proceeds from the Gala each year help to support The Public's mission of providing a home for artists who give voice to the pressing issues of our time, provide access to thousands of New Yorkers with free and low-priced tickets to Shakespeare in the Park and other groundbreaking works, and strengthen the vital relationship between our artists and audience.

Last year, we celebrated Marvin Hamlisch, The Public Theater and the 40th anniversary of the creation of A Chorus Line in ONE THRILLING COMBINATION, a one-night only, celebrity-studded gala event to support The Public Theater. The cast included Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto, Billy Porter, Jonathan Groff, Joshua Bell, Lindsay Mendez and more.

2014 Gala Co-Chairs
Renee Beaumont
Lizanne Rosenstein

2014 Gala Benefit Committee
Emily & Len Blavatnik
David Byrne
Tony Kushner & Mark Harris
Khee Lee
Ashley Leeds & Christopher M. Harland
Fidel Patino & Dennis Furbush
Lisa & Richard Plepler
Helaine & Michael Pruzan
Celine Rattray
Carole Robinson & Mark Palermo
Renee & Richard Steinberg
Jeanine Tesori
Brian Zeilinger

Previous Galas include: a reading of Romeo and Juliet starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline (2012), and a performance of The Pirates of Penzance starting Kevin Kline (2013).