One hundred and fifty nights a year, I climb onstage and exhort the audience to break into riotous applause for whichever performer is appearing that night. One night, we should bring all of our Members to the stage and have all the performers who’ve ever appeared at the Kate, (Judy Collins, Aaron Neville, Betty Buckley, Ed Asner, George Winston, etc.) sit in the house and applaud the Members. It’s only fair because without our Members, none of the performers who’ve played the Kate, none of the children who’ve appeared on stage, none of the organizations who have filled the Center would have been able to do so. Without our Members, the second largest source of income after ticket sales, there would be no Kate, no applause, no glittering jewel on Main Street in Old Saybrook.

As you enjoy the Center this week and all the weeks this year, I hope you’ll keep that image in your mind. Applause is not always easy to get. One has to earn it. Our Members deserve the applause of all who have trod our stage and all who have entered our doors. I hope you’ll become a Member and earn the applause our Members so richly deserve.


Chuck Still
Executive Director

Benefits of Membership



$25 – $99

Listing in the lobby and on the website

People’s Choice Circle

$100 – $249

All of the above plus:
Early ticket notification
10% Discount on your first ticket purchase when you
become a Member or renew your Membership
Token for 2 Complimentary Drinks at The Kate Bar

Laurel Circle

$250 – $499

All of the above plus:
10% off all your ticket purchases

Patron Members

Tony Circle

$500 – $999

All of the above plus an invitation to the Annual Reception

Golden Globe Circle

$1000 – $2499

All the above plus the opportunity to
the Meet the Artists backstage (when possible)

Emmy Circle

$2500 – $4999

All of the above plus the opportunity to bring other friends to The Kate as our guest

Oscar Circle

$5000 – $9999

All of the above plus an invitation to an Annual Dinner with the Executive Director

Kennedy Center Circle

$10,000 and above

All of the above plus the opportunity to sponsor a show, make pre-show announcement
and bring 4 friends to the performance