This holiday season, treat a loved one – or yourself! – to a unique opportunity at the Globe. With your tax-deductible gift, you will support the Theatre’s artistic and education programs and we pull back the curtain and give you a peek at what happens behind the scenes.
VIP Tour of the Globe Campus - $500
Managing director Michael G. Murphy will take you on a private tour of The Old Globe campus, from the underground rehearsal halls adjacent to Alcazar Garden to the Festival Stage and all four levels of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center (from the catwalk to the trap room) to the dressing rooms and costume shop. (For four people.)
First Rehearsal Experience - $500
Join the cast of a production at the Globe on their first morning in the rehearsal studio. Attend the reception to meet the cast and staff; see a formal design presentation by the director and designers; and watch the cast’s first read-through of the script. (For two people.)
Private Tour of the Scenic Studio - $750
ONLY 1 AVAILABLE!
Old Globe technical director Ben Thoron gives you an in-depth tour of The Old Globe Technical Center, where carpenters, crew and scenic artists build Globe productions and store thousands of props, set pieces and costumes. (For four people.)
Glimpse Inside the Costume Shop - $750
ONLY 1 AVAILABLE!
34-year Globe veteran and costume Shop director Stacy Sutton takes you on an intimate and detailed tour of the Globe’s renowned costume shop. See in detail how the costumes are made and what is involved in the design and creation of costumes for a Globe production. (For four people.)
Be a Stage Manager for a Night - $750
A fascinating experience! Spend the evening with the stage manager during a musical or play in the Old Globe Theatre and get the full backstage experience, listening on headset as the crew runs the show and seeing through infrared monitors as scenery is changed in the dark and actors move into place. (For two people – one act with the stage manager for each person.)
Musical Run-Through Rehearsal - $1,000
Attend a Sitzprobe – or a "seated musical rehearsal" – of the world premiere musical Dog and Pony. You’ll see (and hear!) your gift at work, as the Globe prepares these productions for opening night. (For two people.)
Fund a Class Attending a Student Matinee - $1,000
Support the Globe’s student matinee program and join the students to watch a full performance of The Winter’s Tale or Time and the Conways. (For two people.)
Post-Show Meet and Greet with Cast of Four - $1,000
In thanks for your special gift, your party of four will be invited to attend a performance of The
Winter’s Tale or Time and the Conways, followed by a private cocktail reception in the Lipinsky Family Suite with the cast. (For four people. Subject to availability. Fair market value of this is $260.)
Shadow the Crew Backstage During The Grinch - $2,500
Spend an entire performance shadowing a crew member backstage during a performance of Dr. Seuss'
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Watch as this intricate, elaborate and complex production unfolds backstage to create the theatrical magic you see from your seats in the house. (For one person.)
Public Reading of a New Play - $3,500
On December 13, 14 and 15, the Globe will present three public staged readings of exciting new plays by inspiring young playwrights. You’ll be invited to come meet the playwright, see a rehearsal and attend the final reading on the stage of the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
(For four people. Fair market value is $100.)
A Shiley Apartments Feast - $5,000
Cover the cost of renovating a kitchen in a unit at Shiley Terrace Apartments, where visiting Globe
Artists are housed, and we’ll take you to lunch with the first artist to use “your” new kitchen!
Walk-On Role in The Grinch - $10,000
ONLY 1 AVAILABLE!
The costume and wig and make-up crews are calling you to the dressing room to prepare you for your debut on the Globe stage! You can appear in a walk-on role in the 2013 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and receive two tickets for friends or family to see you in your premiere performance! (For one person to do the walk-on, and two people to attend the performance. Fair market value is $1,398.)
For more information on these special experiences, contact Development Assistant Kacie Bluhm at
(619) 231-1941 x2308 or KBluhm@theoldglobe.org.
(above) The Old Globe's skilled artisans at work. Photos by Jeff Wiant.