Join the SEAT SQUAD!
“From Coach to First Class”
We’re Upgrading Our Seats!
We know – you love the shows, but the chairs are uncomfortable and cramped. After 35 years, it’s finally time to retire our seats and create a first-class experience that measures up to our award-winning productions.
First Class Includes:
More legroom: Each row will gain at least 5 inches of additional leg room!
Wider seats: CFRT’s current seats are only 19”. New 21” chairs will give everyone more room to enjoy the show.
Better accessibility: A re-imagined seating plan will allow for better audience circulation, handrails from top to bottom, and better lighting throughout the theatre.
How Do I Get On Board?
Just fill out the form included here to sponsor a First Class Seat. Once you join the Seat Squad you get:
A name plate with the name(s) or message of your choice will be installed on one of our new seats where it will remain for the life of the chair!
An invitation to the re-opening reception and open house!
A commemorative seating map noting the location of your seat!
Sponsor a first class seat for only $2,000. Split your investment annually or monthly over 4 years. That’s just $500 a year or $42 a month!
Sponsor 5 or more seats and CHOOSE the location of the chairs that bear your name! Seat selection will be based on a first pledged, first served basis.
I Sponsored An Original Chair… What Happens Now?
Don’t worry! All of our wonderful past donor names will be incorporated into a beautiful installation in the lobby. If you are giving again, you get to pick the seat your new plaque goes on.
To purchase, please contact Ella Wrenn at 910.323.4234 ext. 229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All seat purchases & donations are 100% tax deductible.
Donor Levels & Benefits
$5,000+ VISIONARY: All below, plus a complimentary use of the Glass Block Room for a private reception.
$2,500+ AMBASSADOR: All below, plus a One-on-One Lunch with Executive Leadership.
$1,000+ LEADER: All below, plus an invitation to a Cocktail Party with the Artistic Team.
$250+ ADVOCATE: All below, plus an exclusive piece of custom CFRT merchandise.
$175+ FRIEND: All Below, plus an invitation to the annual CFRT VIP Season Announcement
$100+ PATRON: Patron Benefits include an invitation to the Annual PATRON PARTY, a special listing in the season program, access to the Patrons’ Lounge (private mixer on Opening Nights), complimentary 12 month subscription to CityView Magazine
*Please note that some benefits require subscription prior to specific dates. For more information about these benefits, please contact Janis Long at 910-323-4233.
2020-2021 Season Tickets
Season Ticket Holders get preferential seating with exclusive access to premier seating, concierge service through the Box Office staff for easy reservations and exchanges, and invitations to special events.
The NEW Season Ticket
With our new Flex Season Ticket packages, you save more than 25% off single tickets! Your tickets, your choice: see each show once, bring friends with you, or bring a group to one show! Packages begin with a minimum of four tickets to our 20/21 season, and you can add on as many tickets as you like. Package options are:
3 Flex Ticket Package – $75
4 Flex Ticket Package – $100
5 Flex Ticket Package – $125
Add On Flex Ticket – $25
Upgrade & Become a Patron
By Supporting CFRT with a tax-deductible donation, you advocate for a theatre that produces shows you love and enhances the cultural life of our community.
CFRT’s generous donors allow us to grow our theatre education and outreach programs, maintain our beautiful historic building, and produce shows that will enhance the cultural life in our community. Our donors are deeply committed to making CFRT a place where everyone in the community can experience and enjoy live theatre. In addition to the season ticket package, patrons are eligible for many special benefits.
Ways to Donate:
Monthly or quarterly donations are a great way for you to make a significant impact with out feeling the pinch! Think of it like a gym membership for your creativity. It helps CFRT navigate windows where we aren’t producing on the Mainstage and is incredibly meaningful! We bill your credit or debit card automatically, making it easy to manage!
Patron Benefits Include:
Special Reservation Dates
Access to the premier seating before single ticket buyers.
Receive one voucher for each 5 Flex Ticket package purchased.
Season Companion Voucher
Receive one companion voucher for each 5 Flex Ticket package purchased.
Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities that can help you or your business stand out from the competition while playing an active role in the cultural life of our community.
Here are just a few examples of this season’s sponsorship opportunities:
Help make our Mainstage productions possible and receive a variety of benefits name placement on various promotional materials, an advertisement in the front inside cover of that production’s printed program, a mention in each pre-show curtain speech, and your name in lights on the CFRT Marquee.
Help CFRT make outstanding live theatre accessible and affordable to all including people with disabilities and our military community.
Help CFRT engage more than 23,000 children each year in the magic of live theatre with Student Matinees, Summer Camps, and more.
To learn more about how to become a Co-Producer or Sponsor, please contact Ella Wrenn at 910.323.4234, ext. 229.
2020-2021 Season Sponsors
The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
North Carolina Arts Council
The Shubert Foundation
Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
National Endowment for the Arts
Cape Fear Valley Health
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Nanette Walsh & Family
Ross I.T. Services
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Up and Coming Weekly
2019-2020 Season Sponsors
Village Family Dental
Up and Coming Weekly
Valley Auto World
Cape Fear Center For Digestive Diseases
Fayetteville New Car Dealer’s Association
Lauren and David Allred
McFadyen & Sumner, CPAs PA
Carolina Inn & Carolina Highlands
Shrek: The Musical
Coldwell Banker Advantage
Cape Fear Eye Associates
Williams Carpet Care
The Cobb Tilghman Group of Merrill Lynch
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Support Cape Fear Regional Theatre forever with a gift to our endowment fund – Bo & Herbert Thorp Endowment for Cape Fear Regional Theatre – or create your own legacy with a gift of $10,000 or more to CFRT endowment that you name.
Endowment funds created to sustain Cape Fear Regional Theatre forever are managed by Cumberland Community Foundation. Call us at 910.323.4234 ext. 229 or Cameron Sims at Cumberland Community Foundation 910.483.4449 ext. 107 to support our theatre forever.
We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of these friends and philanthropic leaders who have given to the endowments created by CFRT:
Cape Fear Regional Theatre Endowment
Bo and Herbert Thorp Endowment for Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Harvey Mayer Endowment for Cape Fear Regional Theatre – made possible by a gift in his will to CFRT
THANK YOU to the founders of these endowments designated for CFRT:
The Murray and Nancy Duggins Endowment for Cape Fear Regional Theatre
The Fayetteville Observer Endowment for Cape Fear Regional Theatre
The Ralph and Linda Huff Endowment for Cape Fear Regional Theatre
The Debbie, Mike, Cody and Cory Lallier Endowment for Cape Fear Regional Theatre
The Eric Lindstrom & Kennon Jackson Endowment for CFRT
The Terri Union and Carlos Zukowski Endowment for Cape Fear Regional Theatre
The Yarborough Endowment for Cape Fear Regional Theatre
A planned or deferred gift is an incredible way to support the Cape Fear Regional Theatre and the important role we have played in your life. With thoughtful planning, you can make a huge impact in ensuring that CFRT is able to serve future generations. Join us for this elite society who want to Party While You’re Here and Give When You Are Gone, because giving to the Arts should be as much fun as going to the Arts! And life is too short not to celebrate!
EXAMPLES OF THESE TYPES OF GIFTS ARE:
- Name CFRT in a will or living trust.
- Designate CFRT as a beneficiary in a qualified retirement plan [e.g., IRA, 401(k) or 403(b)].
- Designate CFRT as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy.
- Establish a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust.
- Make a gift of personal property or real estate to CFRT
A planned gift is an investment in the Arts for Cumberland County for future generations. Your gift will help secure our long-term financial health and artistic prestige. In addition, you have the option to designate your planned gift for a particular program that has special significance for you.
If you have already included CFRT in your estate plan, please notify us so that we can recognize your generosity. For more information on this type of charitable giving, please contact Managing Director, Ella Wrenn at 910.323.4234 ext. 229.
FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF ADVISORS:
- Legal Name: The Cape Fear Regional Theatre at Fayetteville, Inc.
- Tax ID Number: 56-0856992
This information is not intended as legal advice; in all cases please consult your legal or financial advisor(s).
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