The 2018 Public Theater Gala

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

6:00PM Cocktails & Dinner
8:00PM Gala Performance of RUNAWAYS
After Party to follow

This year’s Gala performance will be the groundbreaking and thought-provoking musical RUNAWAYS by Elizabeth Swados. We are excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this milestone production as it was a definitive moment of our Public Theater history.

RUNAWAYS

Directed by Sam Pinkleton
Choreographed by Ani Taj
Creative Adviser Jeanine Tesori

In 1978, iconic director Elizabeth Swados approached Joe Papp about creating a new show around the stories of runaway youths of New York City. Joe immediately commissioned the piece and it premiered at The Public in February 1978 before moving to Broadway in May of the same year.  

For questions or to make an early reservation, contact gala@publictheater.org or 212.539.8634. 

Table Reservations

Joe Papp Table

$100,000 ($98,000 Charitable Donation )

  • All the benefits of a Shakespeare Table plus:
  • VIP seating throughout the evening
  • Two additional tickets (six in total) to a Shakespeare in the Park Opening Night performance and celebration
  • Recognition from the podium 

Shakespeare Table

$50,000 ($48,000 Charitable Donation )

  • All the benefits of a Delacorte Table plus:
  • Priority seating throughout the evening
  • Two additional tickets (four in total) to a Shakespeare in the Park Opening Night performance and celebration
  • Invitation for two to an Opening Night performance of two shows during the 2017-2018 downtown season
  • Four tickets to the show of your choice during the Fall 2017 downtown season (pending availability)

Delacorte Table

$25,000 ($23,000 Charitable Donation )

  • Table seating for 10 at the pre-performance dinner
  • Seating for 10 to the special Gala performance
  • 10 tickets to the After Party hosted by The Public Theater Young Partners
  • Recognition in the Gala’s printed program
  • Preferred seating throughout the evening
  • Two tickets to a Shakespeare in the Park Opening Night performance and celebration

Dinner and Performance Tickets

Shakespeare Ticket

$5,000 ($4,800 Charitable Donation )

Ticket Includes 
  • VIP Seating
  • Pre-performance dinner
  • Gala performance
  • After Party hosted by The Public Theater Young Partners
  • Recognition in the Gala’s printed program

Delacorte Ticket

$2,500 ($2,300 Charitable Donation )

Ticket Includes
  • Priority Seating
  • Pre-performance dinner
  • Gala performance
  • After Party hosted by The Public Theater Young Partners
  • Recognition in the Gala’s printed program

Performance and After Party Tickets

Performance and After Party Ticket

$750 ($675 Charitable Donation )

Ticket Includes
  • Gala performance
  • After Party hosted by The Public Theater Young Partners
  • Recognition in the Gala’s printed program

After Party Only

$150 ($75 charitable donation)

Under 40? Young Partner Tickets

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Young Partner Performance and After Party Ticket

$500 ($425 Charitable Donation)

Ticket Includes
  • Gala performance
  • After Party hosted by The Public Theater Young Partners
  • Recognition in the Gala’s printed program

 For Current Young Partners Only .

Your donation is fully tax deductible

Acknowledgement

  • Examples: John & Jane Smith Donations of $500 or more received by May 11th will be recognized in the Gala program.