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Special Events

Party with a purpose!

Each season Arena Stage invites you to share in the excitement of a variety of exclusive events taking place at the Mead Center for American Theater. Join society’s finest for dinner, drinks, desserts, and of course an incredible evening of theater – all in support of the artistic and educational programs at Arena Stage!

2017/18 Season Events

Member-Only Events
CAST and Inner Circle members enjoy access to many events throughout the year!
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2018 Arena Stage Gala honoring Mayor Muriel Bowser

Join us for what promises to be a night of fun, frivolity and unforgettable moments! Featuring the presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, recognition of Jessica Stafford Davis as an Emerging Leader, a one-night only performance with Master of Ceremony Maurice Hines and acclaimed musician Mary McBride and a three-course seated dinner. You won’t want to miss this exclusive evening. Learn more


Thursday, May 10, 2018
Cocktail Reception
5:30 p.m.
Award Presentation and One Night Only performance with Mary McBride featuring Maurice Hines
as Master of Ceremony
6:30 p.m.
Seated Dinner
8:00 p.m.

7th Annual Military Thanksgiving

Every year, hundreds of Washington area military families spend the Thanksgiving holiday away from loved ones. In gratitude for their service, Arena Stage invites members of our Armed Services and their families to join us for dinner and a show. Learn More


November 24, 2017
Cocktails and
Seated Dinner
5:30 p.m.
Performance of
The Pajama Game
8:00 p.m.


From sumptuous prelude dinners and the tinkle of pre-performance cocktails on Opening Nights to our nation's finest servicemen and women decked out in all their regalia at our annual Military Thanksgiving, each of our exclusive events at the Mead Center for American Theater is filled with the sparkle and promise of an exceptional evening. Relive the night with a sneak peek through our collection of some of our most recent activities. Learn more