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Support the Old Globe with a Globe Experience purchase!

Globe Experiences are made available at the annual Globe Gala, but you can get a sneak preview here! These one-of-a-kind adventures are a way for you to contribute to The Old Globe and receive a special and most unique theatre experience that allows you - or a lucky recipient - to interact with Globe actors, artists and crew.  

To pre-purchase an Experience below, contact Major Gifts Associate Matthew Williams at (619) 231-1941 x2350.

$25,000: Host an Onstage Dinner for 30 at The Old Globe

Onstage Dinner

Enjoy a private, catered dinner for 30 on the main stage of the world-renowned Old Globe Theatre. Treat your party to a night to remember with a fully catered, three-course, seated dinner on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Value-added experiences include private backstage tours, artistic presentations, thematic florals, linens and more!

For 30 people. Catering, wine, floral and rental credit of $6,000. Donor may upgrade and cover additional expense. Subject to theatre availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $7,500.


$15,000: Fund a Student Matinee of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! or another production in 2017

Student Matinee

Support the Globe's important student matinee program and help send a classroom of children to The Old Globe. Our student matinees help introduce the life-altering magic of theatre to youngsters who may not otherwise be exposed to it. Thanks to your donation, the Globe will be able to invite local students to see either our annual holiday classic, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, or, if you choose, one of our other student matinee performances in 2017. (2017 shows with student matinee performances include Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Red Velvet, Skeleton Crew, and The Old Man and the Old Moon.). You will receive naming recognition for this performance and you and a guest will be invited to attend this performance to witness first-hand as "your" students experience the joy of live theatre.

Matinee dates for Grinch are November 8, November 16, December 2, and December 6. Fair-market value of benefits is $225.


$7,500: Adult or Child Walk-On Role in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Walk on Role

The perfect holiday gift, this package provides one lucky adult or child in your family with an exciting opportunity to shine on stage in a walk-on role during this year's Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which celebrates its landmark 19th year of production at the Globe this winter. Enjoy a full set of activities around a performance of San Diego's beloved holiday classic, including four complimentary VIP tickets to the show; rehearsal with the cast; a personal costume fitting; photos with cast members… and more!

Child age range from 9 to 16. Must be available in advance for a costume fitting; must attend a scheduled rehearsal (possibly earlier on the day of the walk-on); must follow instructions of stage manager and staff; walk-on date is subject to ticket and crew availability in November. Fair-market value of benefits is $450.


$7,500: Sponsor 20 local children to enjoy a Kids Day at Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Kids Day Grinch

Give the gift of "Grinchmas" to 20 San Diego County children in need. With your generous sponsorship, partake along with the kids in a carefree afternoon, enjoying an exclusive Grinch-y lunch in the Globe Board Room and Terrace prior to a performance of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! They will also receive a private backstage and costume shop tour, a visit with the Grinch, and children's activities. Make this holiday season one to remember for San Diego kids who are affected by social hardship.

Catering and tickets for 20 children plus yourself. Board room rental credit of $4,000. Subject to ticket and Board Room availability. Fair-market value of benefits is $4,000.


$5,000: Rehearsal Visit and Lunch with Barry Edelstein as he directs Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Rehearsal and lunch with Barry Edelstein

You and a guest will join Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein during a rehearsal for his upcoming revival of Steve Martin’s 1991 hit, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Your exclusive sneak-peek will be followed with private lunch with Barry at a nearby restaurant.

Rehearsals to occur in winter 2017. Subject to availability of Artistic and Managing Directors. Fair-market value of benefits is $140.


$5,000: Visit the National Alliance for Musical Theater (NAMT) during 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals in New York City in October


The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT), based in New York City, nurtures the creation of new and classic musicals and provides a forum for musical theatre professionals. Join a member of the Globe’s artistic/production team during NAMT’s exciting 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place in New York City on October 27 and 28. During this two-day, industry-exclusive event, you will enjoy 45-minute presentations of eight new musicals, a songwriter’s showcase and reception, as well as dinner with your Globe host. When the Festival has wrapped, enjoy two complimentary VIP tickets to a Broadway show of your choice (excluding premium seats).

Offer valid for two people. Does not include airfare or hotel. Must be available to be in New York during October 27-28. Tickets to Broadway show should be booked to align with this date range. Please redeem this offer immediately upon receipt. House seats to Broadway show in October will be booked by The Old Globe no sooner than September 1. The Festival of New Musicals takes place at New World Stages in New York City. Broadway show performance should be coordinated to coincide with this trip. Fair-market value of benefits is $500. 


$3,500: Subscription Sampler and VIP Concierge/Donor Suite Access for 2016/17 Winter Season

Subscription Sampler

Be a Globe VIP during the 2016/17 winter season. Enjoy a four-play subscription and exclusive VIP ticketing and concierge services throughout the season, along with access to the Lipinsky Family Suite when you attend your performances!

Package valid for two people. Subject to ticket availability. Access to the Suite limited to four visits during 2016/17 season. VIP Ticketing consists of direct access to ticketing concierge – no need to call the box office. Redeem immediately for best seats. Fair-market value of benefits is $880.


$3,500: Own a Globe Costume, professionally displayed in your home

Own a Costume

Own a piece of the Globe forever! You will receive a beautifully hand-crafted piece from the costume department, personally installed for display in your home by one of our dedicated and knowledgeable Globe costume shop staff members. Be the envy of your neighbors and guests when they see a beautiful Globe costume as your newest and finest piece of home décor.

Subject to costume stock. The costume piece will be selected by the Globe costume department, based upon availability. Fair-market value of benefits is priceless.


$3,000: Experience the Page-to-Stage Process as a VIP at the 2017 New Voices Festival

9 - New Voices VIP

In our fourth annual New Voices Festival on January 12-15, 2017, the Globe will present staged readings of exciting new plays by promising young playwrights. Plays and playwrights from this festival have gone on to be produced by the Globe in later seasons (2016’s The Last Match , 2017’s The Blameless). The author of this year’s tokyo fish story, Kimber Lee, was a featured playwright at the 2015 festival. You and your guests will be invited to meet all of the playwrights and enjoy VIP tickets for all onstage readings. Plus, you will be invited to the closing celebration dinner with the playwrights and Globe artistic staff on January 15, 2017.

For four people. Valid for all three readings. New Voices Festival takes place January 12-15, 2017. Fair-market value of benefits is $340.


$2,500: Immersive Ride-Along with the Globe’s Arts Engagement Team during Globe for All

Immersive Ride-Along Arts Engagement

The Globe’s Arts Engagement Department is making headlines for their incredible work in the community. You will experience first-hand this transformational experience when we take professional Shakespeare on the road to our neighbors across the County. Ride along with Director Freedome Bradley-Ballentine and his staff and teaching artists. Your day will begin with an on-site workshop that brings the world of Shakespeare to residents of our host community. Then enjoy a private lunch with Freedome and a Globe teaching artist before enjoying a performance of Measure for Measure featuring the talented students in the Globe/USD MFA program. This unique chance to see how we are using Shakespeare to make an impact on the lives of children, seniors, military service members, and more is not to be missed!

Must be available on either Friday, November 4 or Saturday November 12. Lunch venue to be determined. Fair-market value of benefits is $50.


$2,000: MFA Shakespeare Rehearsal Visit, Performance Tickets and Lunch with Students and Director Richard Seer

MFA Rehearsal Visit and Lunch

You and a guest will be invited to spend up to two hours watching the The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program students and director rehearse Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. You will also enjoy lunch with the students on campus, along with award-winning director Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training at USD. In addition, you will receive two tickets for any performance of the MFA production during its run at the Globe.

For two people. Offer for rehearsal visit expires November 11, 2016. Performances of The Two Gentlemen of Verona run from November 12-20, 2016. Fair-market value of benefits is $120.


$1,500: Join the Crew Backstage during the 2016-17 Season

Crew Backstage Experience

Spend the entire performance shadowing a crew member backstage during a performance in the 2015-16 season. 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. Valid during the 2016-17 winter season. Subject to crew and staff and availability. Fair-market value of benefits is priceless.


$1,500: Private Tour of The Globe's Costume Shop and Lunch with the Globe’s Resident Designer

Costume Shop Tour

See inside the Globe's renowned costume shop as you enjoy an afternoon learning what it takes to create our costumes--from idea to sketch to final fitting and performance-- all through the eyes of the woman who makes it all happen, Costume Director Stacy Sutton. Follow up this priceless opportunity with lunch with Charlotte Devaux, the Globe’s Resident Design Associate.

Limit is four people. Subject to availability of Costume Director. Fair-market value of benefits is $180.


$1,500: Special Appearance by the Grinch and a Reading of the Seuss holiday classic at your child's school

Appearance by Grinch at Child's School

Make your child the hero of the class by bringing "the Grinch" himself to school. The class will also enjoy a private reading of Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday classic to be read by a Globe teaching artist, bringing to life this touching story with Mr. Grinch's every scowl and grimace. A non-speaking, costumed "Grinch" (not the actor who appears on stage) will be present.

Subject to availability and restricted to San Diego County schools only. Non-speaking Grinch actor used for this event. Offer expires 12/16/16. Fair-market value of benefits is priceless.


To purchase an Experience, or for more information, contact Matthew Williams at (619) 231-1941 x2350 or MWilliams@TheOldGlobe.org

Photo credits:

Subscription Sampler and VIP Concierge – The Old Man and the Old Moon, courtesy of PigPen Theatre Company. Photo by Jenny Anderson.

Visit the National Alliance for Musical Theater (NAMT) during 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals in New York City – Logo courtesy of NAMT website.

Ride-Along with Arts Engagement– Photo by Ken Jacques.

Host an Onstage Dinner for 30 at The Old Globe – Photo by Doug Gates.

ADULT or CHILD Walk-On Role in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – Photo by Jim Cox.

Sponsor 20 Local Children to Enjoy a "Kids Day at Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"! – Photo by Doug Gates.

VIP Experience at the Globe's New Voices Festival – Photo by Doug Gates.

Rehearsal with Artistic Director Barry Edelstein– Photo of Barry Edelstein by Joseph Moran.

Fund a Student Matinee– Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,  Photo by Jim Cox.

Special appearance by the Grinch at your child’s school – Photo by Doug Gates.

Join the Crew Backstage during the 2015-16 Season – 2015 donor Carol Spielman-Ewan enjoying her backstage experience with the cast and crew of Rain.

MFA Shakespeare Rehearsal Visit– As You Like It featuring Anjinkya Desai and Suzelle Palacios. Photo by Daren Scott.