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Friends of the Theatre

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The Friends of the Theatre is a membership group that supports the theatre productions at Pepperdine University. Friends of the Theatre members are an enthusiastic group who care deeply about providing crucial opportunities for academic and personal development for our theatre students.

Support of the Friends of the Theatre gives Pepperdine students opportunities to participate in hands-on master classes with industry professionals and scholarships for production design students. Funding also helps continue our popular Edinburgh summer program, which challenges students to experience firsthand the impact of live theatre on a community.

Your donation helps us continue to create new and exciting ways to enhance the educational experience for Pepperdine students.

In addition to the joy of supporting the arts, members enjoy a variety of unique benefits. From free parking to special backstage tours, membership makes it more rewarding to experience theatre at Pepperdine.


Friends of the Theatre Annual Membership Levels

Member Benefits Silver

Invitations to special events and receptions

Free subscription to Pepperdine Magazine

Advance notification of events at the Center for the Arts

Recognition on theatre programs

Season parking pass


Behind-the-scenes tour of our fall musical with the managing director


Invitation to audit a Pepperdine theatre master class led by a guest artist


Invitation to attend a designer run-through of a theatre department production



Center for the Arts Chancellor's Circle

Donors at the $2,500 level and above receive additional benefits and sponsorship recognition, including season brochure acknowledgment, an invitation to the Patron of the Arts dinner, and more. 

Member Benefits $2,500 Contributing Sponsorship
($2,500 tax deductible)
$5,000 Supporting Sponsorship
($4,720 tax deductible)
$10,000 Performance Sponsorship
($9,700 tax deductible)
Invitation to Patron of the Arts dinner

Tickets available for purchase before tickets go on sale to the general public

Backstage visit and photo opportunity with a guest artist and the managing director

Invitations to special events and receptions

Advance notification of events at the Center for the Arts

Sponsor recognition on title page of program for performance  

Four premium complimentary tickets to your performance  

Named sponsorship of a production, including logo acknowledgement in print and prominent on-site signage    

A named seat in Smothers Theatre or Raitt Recital Hall