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Events are complimentary for Patrons unless otherwise noted.
All dates and time are subject to change.


Patron Welcome Evenings are an informal opportunity for new and returning members of the Patron Program to attend a performance of an MTC production, meet other Patrons and members of the MTC staff in the lounge prior to the show, and become acquainted with the program and benefits.

2016-17 dates:
Heisenberg: September 29, 2016
August Wilson’s Jitney: January 10, 2017
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes: April 6, 2017


Formerly known as [email protected], the Ernst C. Stiefel Rehearsed Reading Series is an annual series of rehearsed play readings dedicated to the support and development of innovative new work. Since 1999, plays developed through these readings have gone on to full productions at MTC, elsewhere in New York and around the country.

Three years ago, the series was restructured to give playwrights the time and resources needed to prepare their plays for a full production, whether at MTC or elsewhere. The new and improved series feature four plays instead of seven, so that each would have an entire week to rehearse. In addition, the readings take place during the day, so that more industry professionals can attend. We’ll announce the 2017 series later this season, and hope you’ll join us! Learn more.


Following each Saturday matinee performance during the subscription run, there is a post-performance discussion offering insight and perspective on the current production. We invite you to join these discussions whether you attend the performance or not.  If you would like to attend, and are not attending that Saturday’s performance, simply call the Patron Hotline for the running time of the show and arrive as the curtain comes down for some thought-provoking exchanges between our audience and artists.

Please Note: There will be NO Saturday afternoon post-performance discussions on November 26, 2016, December 3, 2016, June 3, 2017, June 10, 2017 and June 17, 2017.



Patron who contribute $10,000 or more annually to MTC are recognized as members of the Artistic Director’s Circle. In addition to all Patron benefits, and among other benefits, ADC members receive invitations for four to informal lunches in conjunction with rehearsals of MTC Broadway shows. ADC members hear from MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow over lunch, and then sit in on technical rehearsals. Learn more about other benefits at the ADC level here.


MTC Patrons at the Angel level and above have the option of using their tickets to attend Patron Nights.

Patron Nights include a seated dinner or cocktail-style reception with a guest speaker from the production, followed by the performance. These exclusive events provide an opportunity to interact with MTC artists and fellow theatre lovers.

Invitations to Patron Nights will be mailed approximately four weeks prior to first preview.  To RSVP, please call (212) 399-3000 x4244 or email [email protected]Space for these evenings is limited and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about other benefits at the Angel and above levels here.

2016-17 dates:
Heisenberg: October 19, October 27, or November 3, 2016
August Wilson’s Jitney: January 25 or February 2, 2017
Linda: March 1, March 16, or March 23, 2017
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes: April 26, May 4, or May 11, 2017



Patron who contribute $10,000 or more annually to MTC are recognized as members of the Artistic Director’s Circle. In addition to all Patron benefits, and among other benefits, ADC members receive invitations to cocktail parties in private homes with guest artists. Past guests have included Emmy winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor, Tony-winning playwright Richard Greenberg, and acclaimed writer Nick Payne. Learn more about other benefits at the ADC level here.


MTC Patrons at the Pacesetter level will receive an invitation to one MTC Broadway Opening Night performance and cast party.

Patrons at the Leader level and above receive invitations to all MTC Opening Nights. Learn more about other benefits at the Pacesetter and Leader levels here.

Opening Nights are held for each MTC production to celebrate the official press opening and recognize the hard work of the cast and crew. Guests are also invited to the post-show party.

Invitations to Opening Nights will be mailed via USPS.  To RSVP, please call (212) 399-3000 x4244 or email [email protected]Space for these evenings is limited and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

2016-17 dates:
Heisenberg: October 13, 2016
Vietgone: October 25, 2016
Sell/Buy/Date: October 18, 2016
August Wilson’s Jitney: January 19, 2017
Linda: February 28, 2017
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes: April 19, 2017
Cost of Living: June 7, 2017
Fulfillment Center: June 20, 2017


Monday, November 21, 2016

MTC’s 2016 Fall Benefit is an evening honoring two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane. All proceeds support MTC’s mission as a leading not-for-profit theatre company producing contemporary plays on and Off-Broadway. The Fall Benefit will be held at 583 Park Avenue.

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This is a ticketed event.


Monday, September 26, 2016

This complimentary event will feature a conversation with special guest artists from MTC’s 2016-17 season and members of the artistic staff. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.


Thursday, December 29, 2016 – Thursday, January 5, 2017

MTC is excited to return to London, one of the world’s most exciting theatre cities, for our annual New Year’s tour. Our expert guide will provide an insider’s view of London’s theatrical, cultural, and political landscape. For this extraordinary tour, we have planned seven performances, private discussions, exclusive behind-the-scenes access, and much more.

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This is a ticketed event.


Patron/Subscriber Workshop
MTC’s Education Department offers an exciting series of workshops and master classes exclusively to MTC’s Patrons and Subscribers.  Led by David Shookhoff, MTC’s Director of Education, the workshops use theatre-based participatory activities to explore major themes and ideas about our Friedman Theatre plays.  These workshops do not assume or require any prior acting or writing experience or theatrical expertise.

Curtain Call
Available only to Patron/Subscriber Workshop participants, Curtain Calls are informal conversations that take place toward the end of an MTC play’s subscription run.  They’re designed to enable audience members to reflect on and discuss the production studied and attended.

2016-17 dates:

Patron/Subscriber Workshop:
September 17, 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm
September 19, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Curtain Call: November 21, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00pm

August Wilson’s Jitney
Patron/Subscriber Workshop:
December 3, 2016, 10:30am – 12:30pm
December 5, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Curtain Call: February 25, 2017, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Patron/Subscriber Workshop:
March 25, 2017, 10:30am – 12:30pm
March 27, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Curtain Call: June 3, 2017, 10:30am – 12:00pm

These events are ticketed. To register for the next workshop, please click here.


Monday, May 22, 2017

MTC’s annual Spring Gala is an evening of dining and entertainment featuring an exclusive lineup of show-stopping cast performances from Broadway’s most exciting musicals! Proceeds from the Spring Gala support MTC’s leading work in the development of new plays and musicals, as well as its renowned education program. The 2017 Spring Gala will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street.

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This is a ticketed event.


Invitations to these intimate, hour-long conversations with MTC senior staff and artists are offered exclusively to MTC Patrons. Past seminar guests have included MTC Director of Casting Nancy Piccione, Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes (The FatherIncognito), Tony and Pulitzer award-winning playwright and MTC Teaching Artist David Auburn (Proof, The Columnist), MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, and MTC Executive Producer Barry Grove.

2016-17 dates:
February 13, 2017
April 17, 2017


Young Patrons (donors ages 18 – 39) are invited to see the show, then join us for a post-show party with other young theatregoers, members of the Young Patrons Artists Committee, and guests from the production. Wine, beer, complimentary cocktails, and hors d’ouevres are served.  For more information on Young Patrons click here.

2016-17 dates:
Heisenberg: September 28, 2016
Vietgone: November 15, 2016
Sell/Buy/Date: October 5, 2016
August Wilson’s Jitney: January 10, 2017
Linda: February 21, 2017
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes: April 5, 2017
Cost of Living: May 24, 2017
Fulfillment Center: June 14, 2017