Donor Program and Benefits

Whether it’s a family attending a Broadway show for the first time at a historic theatre, to a local artist bringing a vacant space to life—we exist to make the arts a part of your everyday life in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District.

We don’t have to imagine what Hennepin Avenue would be without vibrant, thriving arts and culture—we’ve experienced it:

Since its heyday in the early 1900s, Hennepin has been a home to theater, dance, movies and music, shops and restaurants, and even sports. But since then, generations have experienced an avenue that was uneven, and strikingly lacking as a center of arts and culture.

We are here to change that for the better and for good—to ensure arts and culture on Hennepin return to playing their impactful role for our community.




But this transformation isn’t powered by arts and culture alone—it’s powered because of people like you.
When you give to the Trust, you bring this transformation one step closer to impacting:

  • the hundreds of artists bringing visual art to underused spaces;
  • the thousands of students and families engaged in our community education programming;
  • the hundreds of thousands of patrons who attend shows every year;
  • and the millions who experience WeDo every single year.

Your gift, impacting millions of people every year through arts and culture. It’s a transformation made possible because you give.

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.

Donor Benefits

Advance Access allows you to purchase tickets to select non-Broadway performances in our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – before the general public. Qualifying shows are presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust.

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 2018-2019 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season shows (including HAMILTON). 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.

Donor chart reflects benefits for new and renewing donations made after 2/12/2018. Advance access, 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. Concierge tickets requests are filled starting with the Guarantor level followed by Financier, etc.

For more information about becoming a donor, please contact us: