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It's Good to be a Friend

As a Friend of the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts you receive some special benefits —
  • Best seats
  • Discounts on class and workshop fees
  • Invitation to the annual Preview Party
  • Access to artists
  • Donor recognition
  • and so much more...
More importantly, your friendship supports a world-class center in the center of downtown Asheville, presenting the best in music, theatre, dance, and education programs as well as supporting the many local organizations that call Diana Wortham Theatre, Tina McGuire Theatre, and the Henry LaBrun Studio home.

During difficult times, Friends make a difference. The Wortham Center has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, losing more than 100 touring and locally produced events, employment for artists and technicians, and opportunities for thousands of children to learn through the arts. As the Wortham Center looks forward to reopening when it is safe to do so, we need your help to rebuild our community through the arts.

Join now and help our community and economy heal through the performing arts. Plus, you will receive a range of benefits, including advance ticket purchasing, invitations to special events and access to artists.

Become a member today and enjoy the special benefits of being a Friend.

Become a Friend Today - Benefits
Friends Membership Contribution Level Update

As of January 2020, the gift amount for the Friends of the Wortham Center Star level will be $125. This small increase (the first in many years) provides essential support for the Wortham Center and many benefits for you. Now with three venues, more world-class performances, new workshops and classes, and expanded opportunities for connections, there is so much more for you to enjoy.

Check out all the Friends of the Wortham Center benefits — and remember, it’s good to be a Friend.

Should you have any questions about the FRIENDS or the perks received, please email Development Director Jennifer Hampton or call 828-210-9849.

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About the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
The nonprofit Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is one of Asheville’s most loved and respected arts organizations. The center - comprising Diana Wortham Theatre, Tina McGuire Theatre, and Henry LaBrun Studio - is funded by ticket sales, individual and corporate contributions, and grants.

Each year the Wortham Center is home to more than 200 arts and community events enjoyed by 55,000 patrons. The Wortham Center presents the Mainstage Series, a full season of top touring acts in music, theatre, and dance; serves more than 10,000 school children through the Matinee Series of educational performances and workshops; and serves as the home venue for numerous local arts and civic organizations.
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The 2019/2020 Preview Party was made possible by sponsor Bank of America.