Donor Benefits

Chicago Shakespeare’s ambitions depend on the generosity of our donors. Your gift shows your continued belief in what an investment in Chicago Shakespeare can do for the people of this great city. In appreciation of your support, we are pleased to offer the following membership opportunities.

ASSOCIATE $150 to $249

  • Yearlong Program Recognition
  • Season Preview Event

FRIEND $250 to $499

  • Luncheon with one of CST’s renowned scholars

COLLEAGUE $500 to $999

  • One Behind-the-Scenes Event with CST artists



BARD CIRCLE PARTNER $1,000 to $2,499

  • VIP Ticketing
  • Interval Drink Service
  • Two Behind-the-Scenes Events with artists

BARD CIRCLE PATRON $2,500 to $4,999

  • Invitation to Season Opening Night Celebration

BARD CIRCLE FELLOW $5,000 to $9,999

  • Invitation to Subscription Show Openings
  • Ticketing services for Broadway and regional theaters 
Ways to Give

While our Advancement department is temporarily unavailable by phone due to the current closure of Navy Pier, we encourage those able to make a contribution to do so online using the form on this webpage.

To inquire about additional ways to give, including making a gift by stock, wire transfer, or from your IRA, please contact Dottie Bris-Bois, Associate Director of Development, at



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