Donor Benefits

There’s theater, and then there’s Paper Mill Playhouse. Celebrate the difference.

Donor benefits paper mill playhouse a chorus lineAs a not-for-profit arts organization, Paper Mill Playhouse is dedicated to bringing you artistry of the highest quality, championing nearly 40,000 students each year with transformative educational programs, and providing barrier-free arts accessibility with such services as sign-interpreted, open-captioned and audio-described performances as well as special programs for children with autism and developmental disabilities. However, ticket sales provide only 50% of our operating budget. We invite you to become a donor today, as your generous support enables all the work we do. As a bonus, your donation also benefits you by enhancing your Paper Mill experience with valuable opportunities that are reserved only for our cherished donors. Every gift is important—please choose the level that is best for you and DONATE TODAY!


For further information regarding Individual Donor Benefits or the Center Stage Society, please contact the Development Department at 973.315.1700 or email

Donor Benefits

With sincere appreciation for your donation of $100 of more, we offer a variety of benefits designed to bring you closer to the work on Paper Mill’s stage.


DONOR BENEFITS Fan $100 Supporter $200 Sponsor $500 Patron $750
20% discount at the Paper Mill Gift Shop (also open online!)
20% discount on drinks at the lobby bar (4 drink max per performance)
Two passes to one preselected dress rehearsal per season
Recognition in all mainstage programs for one year
Invitation to one preselected technical rehearsal per season
Priority subscription seat changes
Invitation for two to an exclusive donor-only event
One complimentary “bring a friend” voucher for one mainstage performance
Invitations to select technical rehearsals and receptions
Free exchanges on single ticket purchases
Early registration to education classes and camps

Fan level: $90 is tax-deductible
Supporter level: $150 is tax-deductible
Sponsor level: $430 is tax-deductible
Patron level: $530 is tax-deductible

Center Stage Society

Gain exclusive access throughout the season, in appreciation of your generous support. Enjoy behind-the-scenes experiences, intimate events with artistic team, and insider’s perspective into the life of Paper Mill Playhouse.

CENTER STAGE SOCIETY BENEFITS Benefactor $1,200 Artist $1,800 Star $3,000 Partner $5,000 Encore $7,500 Composer $10,000 Director $15,000 Marquee $25,000
Invitations to select dress rehearsals and receptions
Access to the Donor Lounge
Access to purchase one pair of premium donor seats for a mainstage production
Recognition in the Paper Mill lobby and Donor Lounge
Two complimentary tickets to the annual New Voices concert and reception
Access to purchase two pairs of premium donor seats for mainstage productions
Invitations to select VIP backstage tours
Complimentary parking passes for two performances during the season
Invitations to select opening nights with the artistic team at preshow cocktail receptions
Broadway ticket concierge service
Complimentary parking for the entire season
Premium Concierge Service: access to purchase five pairs of premium donor seats for each mainstage production, reservations for preshow dining, and priority subscription seating
Private invitation to a technical rehearsal
Two complimentary 30 Under 30 tickets for friends or relatives to a select mainstage performance
Invitation to attend a rehearsal and lunch with a member of the artistic team
Opportunity to be an Opening Night Sponsor
Two additional tickets to celebrate your opening night and champagne toast with the creative team and VIP guests
Autographed program from the cast of the mainstage production
Opportunity to be a Production Sponsor for the show of your choice
Eight complimentary tickets to celebrate your production
Recognition as a Production Sponsor in the program and on-site signage
Additional behind-the-scenes experience

Benefactor: $456 is tax-deductible
Artist: $1,036 is tax-deductible
Star: $1,786 is tax-deductible
Partner: $3,786 is tax-deductible
Encore: $6,226 is tax-deductible
Composer: $8,666 is tax-deductible
Director: $13,586 is tax-deductible
Marquee: $22,946 is tax-deductible

Monthly Supporter

Becoming a Monthly Supporter allows you to give smaller gifts over time and receive the same great benefits of being a donor. Your donation will be automatically charged to your credit card each month, and you will continue to receive all of the benefits of the level you choose until you cancel your plan. At the end of each calendar year we will send you a record of your giving history for tax purposes and give you an opportunity to update your pledge amount or the way you choose to pay it.

Contact the Development Department at 973.315.1700 or

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Gifts of Stock

If you have appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year, giving that stock to Paper Mill Playhouse can provide you with substantial tax benefits.

Contact Adrienne Feiger, Director of Major Gifts, at 973.315.1665 or