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.

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Friends of Signature Benefits & Privileges


  • 15% discount for The Signature Shop and Ali’s Bar (food and non-alcoholic beverages only)
  • Advance access for ticket purchases through Donor Pre-Sales
  • Friends of Signature Insider Emails
  • 10% discount at participating Shirlington restaurants (Palette 22, Cheesetique, T.H.A.I. in Shirlington, Osteria da Nino)
  • All ticket exchange fees waived
  • All handling fees waived for ticket purchases
  • Special Friends of Signature gift


Benefits listed above, plus:

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


Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Recognition on signage in The Mead Lobby
  • Exclusive invitation to the season announcement event – Up Next: The Making of a Theater Season
  • 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
  • Cocktails with the Cast – private reception with the cast and design team of one show


Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Access to personalized ticket services and exclusive VIP priority seats through the Development Office
  • 10% discount on all ticket purchases
  • All exchange fees and ticket upgrade costs waived
  • Invitation to Beyond the Stage – a sneak peek into the backstage world of Signature, including casting, scenic, costume, lighting and sound design
  • Recognition in every mainstage show program
  • Special invitation to Signature Sings event
  • Dinner Date at Ali’s Bar – includes two of each: entrées, beverages and house made cookies


Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Opportunity to observe training and staging with the artistic team for Overtures: The Musical Theater Institute
  • 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 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 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!