Seat Naming Dedication FAQ

  • Your plaque dedication can include your name or honor a loved one
  • Through this one-time gift, your plaque dedication will be in place for a minimum term of five years beginning September 1, 2021
  • The Center will place your plaque on a seat within the Rows of Honor – Orchestra Center A-G.
  • Commemorate your support and view your seat dedication at a champagne toast later this year

Frequently Asked Questions

Why now?
We still need your support while we work to reopen our doors and take advantage of this quiet time in our venue to prepare our spaces. While there is light at the end of the tunnel, it will be 2022 before we see the return of a robust schedule of performances and revenue to support the Center. We hope you will continue your commitment as we prepare a seat for your return!

How will my gift be used to support AT&T Performing Arts Center?
Your contribution will directly support our operations and sustainability, which allows the Center to be a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts and arts education programs.

What benefits are included when I name a seat?
You will receive an individual plaque on a seat in the Orchestra section of McDermott Performance Hall that includes the name of your choice, and an invitation to a champagne reception to see your newly installed plaque dedication.

Will I be able to sit in the named seat for performances?
We are unable to guarantee that you’ll sit in your named seat during performances. If requested, the Center’s team will make efforts to place you in your named seat.

Where will the plaque be installed on the seat?
All plaque dedications will be affixed to the back of the seat, centered at the top.

How long will my plaque dedication be in place?
Your seat plaque dedication will be in place for a minimum of 5 years, and will stay in place as you continue your annual Platinum and above support of the Center beyond the term.

What inscription can be included on the seat plaque?
Your plaque dedication may feature the name of a person, family, or business. It may include “In Honor of” or “In Memory of.” These inscriptions are for names only. The Center reserves the right to reject inscriptions that are inappropriate for the space.

How many characters can be included in my plaque dedication?
Plaques will accommodate two lines, 24 characters per line including spaces.

What is the price range for naming a seat?
Seats start at $1,500 for 2020-21 Platinum donors. Public pricing starts at $2,500.

Is there a deadline for participation?
Seats are available for $1,500 to our Platinum donors through June 30, 2021 and available at the public price starting at $2,500, July 1 – December 31, 2021.