Friends of Cal Performances


Levels & Benefits

Friends Benefits

Your membership contribution helps to raise the curtain on outstanding performances and provides thousands of schoolchildren and others with inspiring education and community programs. Show your support for the performing arts by joining or renewing your membership in the Friends of Cal Performances.

Select a level below to see the benefits we offer in appreciation of your support.


  • Opportunity to purchase single tickets for individual events during the Donors' Priority Period, two weeks before tickets sales are made available to the general public
  • Subscription to Cal Performances' Email Club to receive special discount ticket offers.
  • Early ordering privileges for added performances throughout the season
  • Exclusive access to the Friends helpline for inquiries about membership and benefits
  • Invitation to the Friends Post-Performance Reception
  • NEW! 10% discount at Café Zellerbach when you present your membership card
(Your gift is fully tax-deductible)

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All benefits above, plus

  • Two complimentary tickets to the Friends Appreciation Concert and Post-Performance Reception
  • An invitation for two to an Open Rehearsal
(Your gift is fully tax-deductible)

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All benefits above, plus

  • Year-round donor listing in Cal Performances' Program Books
  • An invitation for two to an Open Rehearsal
(Your gift is fully tax-deductible)

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All benefits above, plus

  • Opportunity to purchase reserved parking for up to six performances
  • Invitation for two to the Behind the Scenes event
  • Four complimentary tickets to the Friends Appreciation Concert and Post-Performance Reception
($40 is not tax-deductible)

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All benefits above, plus

  • Invitation for two to a Post-Performance Reception
  • Invitations to attend UC Berkeley campus engagement activities via the Charter Hill Society
($65 is not tax-deductible)

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$1,500+ Producer's Circle levels
Membership in the Producer's Circle offers you access to last-minute great seats, intermission hospitality at select performances, and, at the $2,250 level and above, reserved complimentary performance parking.

Priority Seating

As a Cal Performances' donor you will receive seating priority commensurate with your level of giving when you place your subscription order within your priority window. An order received after the priority window has passed will have processing priority based on your level of giving on the day your order is received.

Priority Seating Window Deadlines

May 9: Producer's Circle Donors of $1,500+
May 23: Donors of $750+ and Renewing Subscribers
May 30: Donors of $100–$749 (New Subscribers)

Single Tickets On-Sale Dates for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Greek (Sun, Sept 23), and Yo-Yo Ma at the Greek (Sun, Sept 30):

June 5: Donors of $100+
June 8: Email Club
June 12: General Public

Single Tickets On-Sale Dates for Full 2018/19 Season

July 24: Donors of $100+
July 31: Email Club
August 7: General Public