As a nonprofit dedicated to the greater good, the Academy Center of the Arts is reliant on support from people like you. Many are surprised to learn that tickets sales only cover half of the cost to operate our Historic Theatre, Warehouse Theatre, and Gallery Building.
Your generous contribution will truly bring our campus to life.
Become a Member
Individuals who make an annual donation of $75 or more to the Academy Center of the Arts are given one of seven Academy Memberships.
Members of the Academy enjoy perks and privileges that accompany the satisfaction in knowing that their generosity is making a lasting impact on the community. Membership perks include advance ticket notices and advance purchasing opportunities, invitations to member-only events, invitations to the exclusive member lounge, member-only deals and discounts, and more.
Memberships are tax-deductible donations to the Academy Center of the Arts.
The Impact of Membership
When you become a member, you are not the only one who beneﬁts. Your tax-deductible contribution helps to support the Academy’s educational programs, outreach initiatives, and performances which open the world of the arts to thousands in our community each year.
In 2018, the Academy served over 47,000 individuals through stage events, gallery events, camps, classes, and outreach events. In addition, 583 community members benefited from scholarships towards arts education classes, camps, and workshops, amounting to more than $30,000 dollars in funds awarded.
Your membership allows the Academy to continue these initiatives. Become a member today and support the arts in your community!
Your Guide to Member Benefits
LEVEL 1 MEMBER
- ADVANCE NOTICE OF “ACADEMY PRESENTS” EVENTS*
- 1 DAY ADVANCE ACCESS TO “ACADEMY PRESENTS” TICKETS*
- 2 COMPLIMENTARY POPCORN VOUCHERS
- RECOGNITION ON ACADEMY WEBSITE
- ACADEMY MEMBER MAGNET
LEVEL 2 MEMBER
- ALL OF THE BENEFITS FROM LEVEL 1, AND
- RECOGNITION IN ACADEMY QUARTERLY PLAYBILL
- RECOGNITION IN ACADEMY ANNUAL REPORT
LEVEL 3 MEMBER
- ALL OF THE BENEFITS FROM LEVEL 2, AND
- 50% OFF FILM SCREENINGS FOR TWO
- 50% OFF DRINKS FOR SELECT “ACADEMY PRESENTS” EVENTS
LEVEL 4 MEMBER
- ALL OF THE BENEFITS FROM LEVEL 3, AND
- 5 DAY ADVANCE ACCESS TO “ACADEMY PRESENTS” TICKETS*
- INVITATION FOR TWO TO SELECT RECEPTIONS IN MEMBER LOUNGE**
LEVEL 5 MEMBER
- ALL OF THE BENEFITS FROM LEVEL 4, AND
- 8 DAY ADVANCE ACCESS TO “ACADEMY PRESENTS” TICKETS*
- INVITATION FOR TWO TO ALL RECEPTIONS IN MEMBER LOUNGE**
- PERENNIAL SOCIETY RECOGNITION
- INVITATION TO ANNUAL PERENNIAL SOCIETY RECEPTION
LEVEL 6 MEMBER
- ALL OF THE BENEFITS FROM LEVEL 5, AND
- INVITATION FOR FOUR TO ALL RECEPTIONS IN MEMBER LOUNGE**
- 50% OFF SAME DAY TICKET PURCHASES FOR TWO
- FREE ADMISSION TO FILM SCREENINGS FOR TWO
- PRIVATE, HISTORIAN LED, BACKSTAGE TOUR FOR TEN
- DISCOUNTED RENTAL FEES FOR EVENT SPACES AND MARQUEE
LEVEL 7 MEMBER
- ALL OF THE BENEFITS FROM LEVEL 6, AND
- FREE VALET PARKING, WHEN OFFERED
- ARTIST MEET & GREET OPPORTUNITIES, WHEN OFFERED
- TWO ($75) MEMBERSHIPS TO GIFT TO FRIENDS
- CONCIERGE TICKETING SERVICES
- TICKET EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES
* Benefit offered for “Academy Presents” events
* Benefit offered for “Academy Presents” events with complimentary beverages provided
The Elizabeth & Michael Harrington Members Lounge
Members in Levels 5 – 7 enjoy exclusive access to the Elizabeth & Michael Harrington Members Lounge during Academy Presents shows and performances. The Members Lounge boasts a social atmosphere where Members and their guests* can enjoy complimentary beverages, private restrooms, a Members’ only entrance to the Historic Academy Theatre, and ticket concierge services.
For more information on the Members Lounge or to upgrade your current Membership to Levels 5 and above, call (434) 528-3256 x 116.
*Number of guests are restricted based on Membership Level
Frequently Asked Questions