The National Theatre Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit entity responsible for the continued operation and preservation of The National Theatre. Donations to The National Theatre Foundation help fund necessary capital improvements and maintenance to preserve this historic facility. Additionally, contributions support free community and educational programming, and make possible the management of a vast, content-rich archive.

Friends of The National

Become a Friend of The National Theatre (FONT) by selecting one of the following membership levels. Every level includes a Friends-Only Digital Newsletter with Insider Information, website recognition, advance notice of the performance calendar, and ticket priority for subscription packages.


Membership Includes:

  • Quarterly FONT Digital Newsletter
  • Website Recognition
  • Advance notice of performance and ticketing announcements
  • Early access for purchasing season subscriptions*


Membership Includes:

  • Everything in the Associate Membership PLUS…
  • Recognition in The National Theatre Playbill for one year
  • Special National Theatre Foundation Gift


Membership Includes:

  • Everything in the Sustaining Membership PLUS…
  • FONT Patron Card: new benefits and discounts being added all the time!


Membership Includes:

  • Everything in the Patron Membership PLUS…
  • Voucher for two complimentary beverages
  • Special Event Opportunities

*Subject to availability.


Please consider joining us in our efforts to maintain our 185-year tradition of providing powerful cultural programming for the greater Washington community by becoming part of our family with a Circle Membership! Your tax-deductible contribution provides you with many unique Circle Member benefits, including those listed below, and helps support The National Theatre Corporation’s free public outreach and educational programs.

The National Theatre Circle

Membership Includes:

  • Everything in the Friends of the National Theatre (FONT) Benefits PLUS…
  • VIP Ticketing Concierge Hotline: You don’t have to call the Box Office again! Call this dedicated hotline and a NTF staff member will help you with all your ticketing needs.
  • Complimentary ticket exchanges**
  • Two complimentary tickets in the President’s Box to a show of your choice*

Helen Hayes Circle

Membership Includes:

  • Everything in The National Theatre Circle PLUS…
  • Opportunity to purchase premium house seats to a show of your choice*
  • Two complimentary tickets to a selected opening night performance and reception

Director’s Circle

Membership Includes:

  • Everything in the Helen Hayes Circle PLUS…
  • Invitation for two to attend pre-show Drinks and Dramaturgy and tickets to a selected show at The National.
  • Invitation for 2 for a National Theatre Backstage Tour
  • 6 complimentary tickets in the President’s Box to a show of your choice*

Producer’s Circle

Membership Includes:

  • Everything in the Director’s Circle PLUS…
  • Artist Meet & Greet Opportunities*
  • Invitation for four to a private dinner with NTF’s Executive Director
  • Private National Theatre Backstage Tour for a group of up to 10 people


Membership Includes:

  • Everything in the Producer’s Circle PLUS…
  • Voucher for complimentary parking
  • First access to Donor Trips
  • Private Meet & Greet Opportunities*
  • Opportunity to purchase premium Broadway House Seats*

*Subject to availability.
**Ticket exchanges limited to a different performance of the same production.