Individual Giving

Signature is grateful for the generosity of our dedicated donors. Our individual giving donors provide essential support that ensures our ability to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals, develop new work, and reach the community through engaging and thoughtful educational and outreach opportunities.

Our Friends of Signature are the backbone of our organization, and we are pleased to offer exclusive benefits and privileges in appreciation of your support.

Friends of Signature Benefits & Privileges


  • Advance access to purchase tickets through Donor Pre-Sales
  • 15% discount for The Signature Shop and Ali’s Bar (food and non-alcoholic beverages only)
  • 10% discount at participating Shirlington restaurants (Cheesetique, T.H.A.I. in Shirlington, Osteria da Nino)
  • Friends of Signature Insider Emails
  • Discounts on cabaret and special event tickets throughout the season
  • All ticket exchange fees waived
  • Special Friends of Signature gift


Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Opportunity to attend a SigWorks private reading of a commissioned new play or musical (as available)
  • Invitation to the First Glimpse for two (2) shows during each season (see description below)
  • Invitation to a behind-the-scenes rehearsal for the Signature in the Schools original play
  • Advance access to performance tickets for the Season Highlights Concert at the Open House


Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Invitation to the First Glimpse for each show – an in-depth preview from the show’s director about their vision for the production, plus a Q&A with the cast and design team
  • Exclusive invitation to the season announcement event – Up Next: The Making of a Theater Season
  • Recognition on signage in The Mead Lobby
  • Cocktails with the Cast – private reception with the cast and design team of a show during each season


Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Access to personalized donor-only ticket services hotline
  • Entitled to exclusive VIP priority seats through the Development Office
  • Opportunity to receive signed show posters from mainstage productions
  • 10% discount and all fees waived on ticket purchases and exchanges
  • Invitation to Beyond the Stage – a sneak peek into the backstage work of Signature, including casting, scenic, costume, lighting and sound design
  • Dinner Date at Ali’s Bar – includes two of each: entrees, beverages and housemate cookies
  • Recognition in every mainstage show program
  • Special invitation to Signature Sings event


Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Invitation for two (2) to all Funders’ Opening Night Celebration performances (complimentary tickets), followed by an exclusive reception with the cast
  • Invitation to A Closer Look – a private event and discussion with members of the artistic team from one of the season’‘s shows
  • Opportunity to observe training and staging with the artistic team for Overtures: The Musical Theater Institute
  • Opportunity to attend exclusive donor trips, including special theater presentations and behind-the-scenes experiences


Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Two (2) additional tickets to all Funders’ Opening Night Celebration performances and receptions (total of 4 tickets)
  • Invitation to attend a technical rehearsal
  • Invitation to an annual cocktail party with Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland


Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Opportunity to become a mainstage show sponsor
  • Invitation to a private dinner with artistic leadership and special guest artists
  • Private backstage tour of Signature upon request

Join us today: be a part of something special!


  • Please consider making a tribute donation in honor or memory of a loved one.
  • Signature accepts corporate matching gifts; check with your employer to find out if your company participates in a program that can increase your support to the Theatre.
  • Gifts of securities: Charles Schwab, DTC #0164 (account #: AL 8157-9755)
    Please contact 571 527 1828 or to let us know the type of securities that should be expected.
  • Combined Federal Campaign: Charity ID #56138
  • Federal Tax ID #62-1417785