SEAT PROGRAM - ASSURE YOUR PLACE IN HISTORY
lives here at the National Theatre, where every President since
1835 has visited, and every major American star of the past has
appeared. Now YOU are invited to become part of the future
of this beloved theatre in a special way.
You can dedicate a seat at the National, reserved with a beautiful
brass commemorative seat plate in your name or to honor
a relative, friend, or organization of your choice. The
seat makes a truly unique gift to honor a friend who already "has
You can also add an appropriate inscription. In this special way,
you create a permanent remembrance in our nation's oldest continually
operating professional theatre.
You will receive an Authentication Certificate suitable for framing.
The Certificate confirms the location of the seat and the inscription
on it. This handsome document provides a remembrance for you, or
a fine presentation gift If you are honoring another person.
SENTIMENT - You can use up to four lines to express your
sentiments, or to honor another person. Of course, the fewer the
words you use, the larger the type and the easier to read - but
still, we encourage you not to restrict yourself to a name alone.
See Sample inscriptions below.
CONTRIBUTION - Like theatre tickets, the seat
contributions vary by location - from $300 (Side Balcony) to $1,500
(Orchestra Center). However, a theatre ticket is good for only one
performance, and is not tax-deductible. But the Dedicated Seat bears
your inscription at all performances! And since The National Theatre
is a 501.c.3 not-for-profit cultural organization, your contribution
is deductible as a charitable contribution, to the full extent of
THE PRESIDENTIAL ROW - One row is reserved for
seats dedicated to Presidents, with a contribution of $5,000. Those
honored to date are George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, William Clinton,
Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, James Monroe, Ronald Reagan, Franklin
Roosevelt and Harry Truman. The donor receives a duplicate of the
Presidential name plate-mounted on velvet, framed in gold with a
photo of the theatre interior.