Your Support is Energizing!

Our ability to meaningfully contribute to San Diego – and the greater theatre community – is because of the support we receive from friends like you, who believe in the power of theatre.


All donors who give a unique gift of $75 or more by December 31, 2020 will receive one (1) signature La Jolla Playhouse mug and a mini bag of CAFE MOTO’S delicious house-blend coffee.* Double that to $150 and you will receive two (2) mugs, free coffee, plus a Friend Level membership. Please fill it up and bring it with you when you tune in each month for our Virtual #CoffeeWithThePlayhouse artistic chats.

Best of all, your generosity will energize our ability to create “the new and the next” now, and when we return to our stages. THANK YOU!

OF SPECIAL NOTE: Congress passed the CARES ACT to incentivize charitable giving in 2020. Maximize your tax-benefit while benefitting La Jolla Playhouse. Learn more, or give us a call at (858) 228-3089.

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“As an artist that has made a career of new works, I have had the PRIVILEGE of working at La Jolla Playhouse three times, and each experience topped the last. The ground-breaking shows that have come out of this theatre reflect San Diego’s amazing theatre-loving community. Only in a place where the theatergoers are as passionate as the crew, cast and creatives can you produce theatre at such a high level and so consistently. I owe so much to this place. Thank you for letting me play a part in your story.”

– Storm Lever, Fly, SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, Disney’s Freaky Friday

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“Quite simply, La Jolla Playhouse is responsible for my life in the theatre. It generously nurtured, educated and encouraged me while a graduate student at UC San Diego; it gave me my first job as an Equity card-carrying professional and it has welcomed me back as a visiting artist over these past twenty years. It’s been the most loyal, fruitful and sustained relationship of my professional life.”

– Jefferson Mays, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Additional Benefits Available


All of the above. Plus, Ovation Club Membership and a special offer good towards your next purchase at CAFE MOTO.


All of the above. Plus, thanks to the 2020 CARES ACT, taxpayers who prefer to take the standard deduction instead of itemizing may now take a one-time deduction of $300 above and beyond the standard deduction. We would be honored to receive your CARES ACT gift by or before December 31, 2020!


All of the above. Plus, Center Stage Club Membership and invitations to Center Stage Club events.


All of the above. Plus, Inner Circle Membership and invitations to Inner Circle events.


All of the above. Plus, Actor’s Circle Membership and VIP invitations to virtual Sip & Tell Sundays, featuring intimate conversations led by Christopher Ashley, Debby Buchholz and La Jolla Playhouse featured artists.


All of the above. Plus, join the Theatre Matters Circle to support new work development. Your donation will be matched by La Jolla Playhouse Trustees and you will gain intimate access to the creative process as we return to live theatre in 2021/2022.

Memberships are valid for one year from gift date and renew annually. Donors who contribute $150 or more annually are acknowledged in our donor listings (online, theatre programs).
In appreciation for your gift by 12/31/20 you can expect your mug(s) to arrive to you no later than early February.
*Some perks have a fair market value. Please let us know if you’d like to waive all fair market value benefits. 

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