Donor program and benefits

students perform at spotlight showcase

Students perform on the State Theatre stage during Spotlight Showcase


Stages and stories do more than enhance our lives; they transform our city and state in powerful ways. Today, as one of Minnesota’s largest arts organizations, Hennepin Theatre Trust brings more than 600,000 people to downtown Minneapolis each year to experience the power of performance in three historic theatres — the Orpheum, State and Pantages — as well as our premier event center and performance space at 900 Hennepin Avenue.

As a recognized leader of arts and culture development in downtown Minneapolis, we trust artists — on our stages and on Minnesota’s main street — to create positive change. We trust art to educate us. We trust art to enlighten us. We trust art to enrich our businesses, bring new and better jobs to this region, attract capital and people, and spur vitality in downtown Minneapolis and beyond.

We are grateful for support from members of our community. We see the impact of these gifts each and every day, here at home and in every corner of Minnesota, through our signature nonprofit programs including Spotlight Education and Public art.

Donors enjoy exclusive benefits

We’re pleased to offer the PNC Encore Lounge. Donors who give $1000+ annually are invited to join us in our private donor lounge, located at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s home at 900 Hennepin Avenue, next to the Orpheum Theatre, prior to Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin performances. The lounge features complimentary wine and beer as well as access to restrooms prior to the show and at intermission. Please note access to the Lounge is for our donors and is not transferable.

Donors invigorate the Trust community. Becoming a donor is an easy and satisfying way to support our work. The range of donor levels enables you to provide support at an amount that is meaningful and affordable for you. All levels make an impact on our programming, our magnificent buildings and to our community.

Learn more about how you can double the impact of your donation through our matching gifts program.

If you have a donor-advised fund, you can donate online directly through DAF Direct℠.

Donor benefits

$250 annually
$21 monthly

$500 annually
$42 monthly





Invitation to Summer in the City  event
Subscription to weekly donor insider email
Invitation to special events and offers
Restaurant partner special offers
Access to PNC Encore Lounge
Invitation to Broadway opening night parties
Name listed in theatre lobby
Name listed in Broadway Playbill
Concierge ticketing for Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin shows** 2 TICKETS 4 TICKETS 4 TICKETS 4 TICKETS 6 TICKETS
Concierge ticketing for concerts, comedians, etc.** 2 TICKETS 4 TICKETS 4 TICKETS 4 TICKETS 8 TICKETS
Complimentary ticket exchanges

*Concierge ticketing provides donors with personalized ticket service, including early access to purchase tickets, complimentary Broadway ticket exchanges and zero Ticketmaster fees — a savings of nearly $15 per ticket! Donors with this benefit also have access to the best seats available for nearly every show.

**Check out our Donor FAQs for more information about your benefits. Please note that donating to Hennepin Theatre Trust does not guarantee you access to purchase tickets to our Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin  season shows. Donor tickets are filled starting at the Guarantor level, followed by Financier, etc. and filled on a first-come, first-served basis — subject to availability.

Concierge and presale ticket limits, seat locations and access are subject to change per artist restrictions and availability. Some shows may not be included due to promoter/producer restrictions.

For more information about becoming a donor, please contact us: [email protected]