Your support of the Stage Door Club helps keep the curtain rising on live theatre at the University of Missouri! Your generosity will help recruit and enroll new MU Theatre Department students; fund students’ travel to regional festivals where they showcase their achievements and win awards; create professional-quality set, lighting and costume design; and bring noted theatre and guest artists to the MU campus. Become a part of MU Theatre’s traditional and cutting-edge productions at the Rhynsburger Theatre and the Corner Playhouse with your gift today! Thank you for your consideration!

Benefits and Privileges

  • Donor name on a display in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby.
  • Invitations to receptions and special events such as guest artist visits and post-play discussions.

In every Membership Circle, donors receive complementary tickets and access to Stage Door Ticketing Services. Depending on the membership level, donors may also participate in Share The Spotlight. See descriptions to the right.

Stage Door Ticketing Services
All members receive:
Best Seat Selection Get access to some of the best seats in the house at no additional charge. Subject to availability.
Phone Reservations Reserve tickets by phone, and pay for them at Will Call.

Share The Spotlight
Members in the Educator, Producer, Director, Spotlight and Designer Circles may direct the donation of up to ten (10) tickets to a nonprofit cultural, service or educational organization of their choice.

Qualifying Contributions
All cash contributions, testamentary gifts and pledges directed to the Department of Theatre or any of its funds qualify for membership.

Dual Memberships
Members in the Educator Circle qualify for membership in the Jefferson Club, the University donor recognition society. Members at the Spotlight Circle and above qualify for membership in the Column Society, the College of Arts & Science donor recognition society.

Stage Door Giving Circles

Educator Circle

$25,000 +

100 tickets*

Producer Circle

$10,000 +

50 tickets*

Director Circle

$ 5,000 +

30 tickets*

Spotlight Circle

$ 2,500 +

20 tickets*

Designer Circle

$ 1,000 +

10 tickets*

Center Stage Circle

$ 500 +

6 tickets*

Playwright Circle

$ 250 +

4 tickets*

Actor Circle

$ 100 +

2 tickets*

* Production dates must occur within your membership year. Tickets can be used over multiple productions. Production choices include the Academic Year and Summer Rep seasons.