Friends of the BCPA

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Invest in the future - Cultivate the arts - Educate the next generation!

As a supporter, you recognize the importance of the arts to the vitality of our community. We invite you to support the efforts of Bloomington-Normal’s favorite arts and entertainment destination by becoming a Friend of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

Call (309) 434-2766 to learn more.




As a Friend of the BCPA, your membership will

  • Help keep ticket prices affordable for the BCPA's world class visiting artist performances
  • Touch the lives of thousands of area school children each year by enabling our Student Spotlight educational series
  • Bring BCPA touring artists to area schools and college classrooms through our
    "Angel Ticket Program"
  • Nurture the talent of hundreds of local children each year by ensuring local arts organizations have affordable access to BCPA facilities.




Friends also receive fantastic benefits:

Friend: $50–$99
Subscription to the Friends of the BCPA newsletter
Recognition listing in lobby during shows
Name in Playbill
Invitation to the season announcement reception

Contributor: $100–$249 (all above benefits, plus)
Advance notice and ticket purchasing opportunities 
for all BCPA-sponsored events
Invitation to season announcement reception
Free ticket exchange


Patron: $250–$499 (all above benefits, plus)
Preferred, easy access parking 
Invitation to one artist meet-and-greet reception*
Free ticket exchanges


Benefactor: $500–$999 (all above benefits, plus)
Free use of one of the BCPA guest lounges for a pre-show 
or post-show party
Invitation to artist meet-and-greet receptions*
One private backstage tour of the BCPA for up to 12 people (by appointment)*
2 complimentary ticket vouchers (for select BCPA presented shows)


Producer: $1,000+ (all above benefits, plus)
Recognition as sponsor of a BCPA Pre-Show Discussion
One complimentary use of a patron lounge during Friends of the BCPA year
Opportunity to attend a Sound Check* 
4 complimentary ticket vouchers (for select BCPA presented shows)
* Subject to availability 

All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Memberships are renewable annually on the date of the original donation.