Victory Gardens Theater is dedicated to artistic excellence while creating a vital, contemporary American Theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through productions of challenging, inspiring and dynamic new plays and musicals by playwrights who make us think and feel most deeply. This mission has been at the heart of our work for more than four decades.

As only half of our operating budget is covered by ticket sales, your annual contributions are essential to supporting the mission for which Victory Gardens is known. Diversity and inclusion are at the very core of our institution, and your yearly donation ensures our collective success!

Annual Fund $25–$999

Individual contributors to the Annual Fund provide fundamental support for all of Victory Gardens’ programs. With three levels and a number of exciting benefits, there are many ways to get involved at Victory Gardens.

Backer $25–$199

  • Personalized thank-you letter from the leadership at Victory Gardens
  • Invitation to five (5) Backstage at the Biograph events throughout the season
  • Invitation to participate in the Spring Fundraiser

Enthusiast $200–$499
All the benefits above, plus:

  • Year-long recognition of your gift in the program book
  • Voucher for two (2) complimentary concessions  on your next visit to the theatre
  • Invitation to participate in the annual Chicago Stories Gala

Promoter $500–$999
All the benefits above, plus:

  • Invitation for two (2) to a backstage tour of a production in our season
  • Invitation for two (2) to one (1) Opening Night performance and cast celebration in the season

Playwright’s Society $1,000–$14,999

The newly established Playwright’s Society reaffirms Victory Gardens Theater’s commitment to the development, production and support of new plays and musicals. With an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, you will enjoy many special contributor benefits and allow us to advance our mission by fostering important dialogue through our productions. Playwright’s Society members will also receive all Annual Fund benefits, such as recognition in the program book, two complimentary concessions and an invitation to a backstage tour.

Benefactor $1,000–$2,499

  • Invitation for two (2) to three (3) Opening Night performances and cast celebrations in the season
  • Prominent, year-long recognition of your gift in the lobby
  • Invitation for two (2) to the Season Kick-off Event
  • Opportunity to purchase and exchange your tickets with ease through the VIP ticket concierge

Patron $2,500–$4,999
All the benefits above, plus:

  • Invitation for two (2) to all five (5) Opening Night performances and cast celebrations in the season
  • A special Playwright’s Society memento from the season
  • Invitation for two (2) to an exclusive artistic event with the staff and artists of Victory Gardens Theater

Leader $5,000–$9,999
All the benefits above, plus:

  • Opportunity to join a consortium of individuals as a Playwright’s Society Sponsor of a specific production, which includes many additional special benefits
  • Voucher for discounted valet parking for one evening at the theatre

Visionary $10,000–$14,999
All the benefits above, plus:

  • Opportunity to join a consortium of individuals as a Production Sponsor of a specific production, which includes many additional special benefits
  • Two (2) additional complimentary tickets included with the invitation to all five (5) Opening Night performances and cast celebrations in the season

Please contact Christina Polet, Manager of Individual Giving, at 773-328-2140 or cpolet@victorygardens.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities and how you can support the work of Victory Gardens Theater.

Director’s Council $15,000+

The Director’s Council is a group of extraordinary donors who contribute $15,000 or more annually. These important individuals support the artistic and institutional visions of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels.  These donors help sustain VGT as a frontrunner in the Chicagoland and national theatre communities — safeguarding a place for community discourse where all people and ideas are welcome.

Please contact Christina Polet, Manager of Individual Giving, at 773-328-2140 or cpolet@victorygardens.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities and how you can support the work of Victory Gardens Theater.