Become a Young Partner

Young Partners are a group of individuals in their 20s and 30s who give a damn about theater. By joining this community of culturally-minded individuals, you will receive VIP access to the work on our stages, from Free Shakespeare in the Park to Joe’s Pub and our Downtown season.

YOUNG PARTNER BOARD: Justin Beeber, Kurt Chauviere, Michael Contini (Co-Chair), Matthew Feldmann, Andrew Klaber, Jean Lee, Tracy MacKenzie, Morwin Schmookler, Michael Shulman, Michael Skolnik, Jaymere Stein (Co-Chair), Julian Yap, Sascia Yuan. Artistic Representatives: Sarah Burgess, David Ryan Smith, Natalie Woolams -Torres.

Because of the generous contributions from people like you, we are able to offer thousands of tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park every year, for free. This year, your contributions can help us even more.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will match every new or increased contribution, – and then double it, tripling your impact.*

Join the Mellon Match today and keep Shakespeare in the Park Free for all, all summer, every summer. 


Members                           Partners   

 

Click to choose your level of support:

 
Select
Young Advocate

$500
Select
Young Leader

$1,000
Select
Young Martinson

$2,500
Select
Young Anspacher

$5,000
Select
Young Newman

$10,000
 
Reserved seats to SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
 
2
4
8
10
12
 
Complimentary Tickets to our ASTOR PLACE Season
 
 
2
8
10
12
 
Invite(s) to Young Partner Evenings and Performances
 
2
2
2
2
2
 
Access to Partner Spotlight Talkbacks
 
2
2
4
all
all
 
Invite(s) to Partner Dinners
 
 
 
 
1
2
 
Invite(s) to select Opening Nights
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joe's Pub Partner Event
 
 
 
 
Invite(s) to exclusive behind the scenes events throughout the year
 
 
 
Invite(s) to SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Opening Night
 
1 show
1 show
both shows
both shows
both shows
 
Discount Ticket to The Public Theater's Annual Gala
 
 
Invite(s) to SHAKESPARE IN THE PARK Tech Events
 
 
Broadway Concierge Service
 
 
 
 
 
 
Option to donate two Shakespeare in the Park tickets to the charity of your choice
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tax Deductibility
 
$450
$850
$2,050
$4,375
$9,200


ALL PARTNERS RECEIVE:

* Priority Booking Periods
* Dedicated Partners Desk Assistance
* 20% off food / beverages at Joe’s Pub, Concessions, & The Library
* No additional service or ticketing fees
* Flexible ticketing and rescheduling
* Discount tickets to the Under the Radar Festival and Public Forum
* Complimentary Seasonal Coat Check

Prefer to join the Young Partners Program by mail or check?  Click here to download a form for you to send with your contribution.

Young Partner FAQ:

What is a Young Partner Evening?


Young Partners are invited to attend events throughout the year to meet with their community of fellow Young Partners and enjoy performances. Our most popular events are Young Partner Cocktail Receptions and Shakespeare in the Park Opening Nights. We also organize an annual holiday party, happy hours, and other gatherings that are not necessarily attached to a show. Events are announced via email invitation as they are scheduled. 

I’m interested in joining as a Young Advocate. Will I be able to reserve two seats to each Shakespeare in the Park production?


With the Young Advocate allotment of two reserved seats, you may either reserve one seat to both Shakespeare in the Park productions, OR two seats to one production. If you’d like to reserve a pair of seats for both productions, consider joining at the Young Leader ($1k) level, which has an allotment of four reserved seats. 

When I’m invited to a special event attached to a performance, does that include a free ticket?


To attend a Shakespeare in the Park Opening Night, your ticket(s) must come from your total seat allotment. For Young Partner Cocktail Receptions and performances, your ticket(s) can be purchased at the Partner discount unless you have an allotment of complimentary tickets to our Astor Place season. For events where tickets are complimentary, we will state so in the invitation.

Can I pay for my Young Partnership in installments?


Yes. We can set up a monthly or custom payment plan that works for you.  

Can my company match my gift?


Yes, many Partners have their gifts matched by their employer. Companies match the tax-deductible portion of the donation. Please refer to the final line of the benefits matrix to view the tax deductibility of each level.

Can I give a Young Partnership as a gift?


Absolutely! Please contact us at partners@publictheater.org or 212.539.8734 to make the arrangements.  


If you have any additional questions or for more information contact the Partners Desk at partners@publictheater.org. 

**The Foundation will contribute up to $250,000 in matching gifts. 

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