A CSC theater seat, inscribed with your choice of up to four lines of personalized message, creates a lasting legacy. For future patrons, your named seat serves as a reminder of your commitment to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s family of artists during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. And because it will be some time before you or your loved one are able to see your name plate in the theater, naming a seat will also include a personalized certificate for gifting and a commemorative seat ornament to hang on your tree!
This holiday seat-naming opportunity is the perfect chance to:
- Remember your family’s years of enjoyment at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
- Honor a student, teacher, or school with a special connection to CSC
- Give a unique gift to the person who has everything
- Recognize a loved one’s special achievement or milestone
- Commemorate a special occasion
- Celebrate the arrival of a child or grandchild
- Share a favorite Shakespeare quotation or CSC memory
Your tax-deductible contribution to name a seat will be celebrated by family, friends, peers and the community. Most importantly, your contribution ensures the sustainability of CSC to bring Shakespeare and the Classics to life for all.
When can I donate to name my seat?
You can donate to the Gift a Seat Fund anytime between November 16 and December 18. Donations must be made by December 16 to guarantee certificate and ornament before Christmas.
How will I get my certificate and ornament?
Certificates and ornaments will be available for contactless pickup at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Box Office from December 1 through December 18 during regular Box Office hours. The Box Office is located at The Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Does naming a seat guarantee me that seat for shows?
No. This is a naming opportunity only and does not guarantee tickets or seat assignments for performances or events.
How long will my inscription remain on the seat?
Naming rights will remain in effect for the lifetime of the physical seat.
How much room do I have for my name/message?
Inscriptions may include up to four lines of text with up to 21 characters (including spaces) per line.
What can I inscribe on the donor plate?
Whatever you like so long as it fits! It can be a name or names, a favorite quote, a dedication, or a memorial. CSC reserves the right to deny any personalization deemed derogatory, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.
Can I choose the seat I want?
CSC will select your seat based on availability. However, you will be able to indicate a preference for seat location and we will make every effort to honor your request.
Complete your gift giving with this special ornament!
Since it will be some time before you or your loved one are able to see your name plate in the theater, naming a seat will also include the option for a personalized certificate for gifting and/or a commemorative seat ornament to hang on your tree! These custom 3D printed replicas of our theater seats are an unique item to give as a gift to the person you are buying the seat plaque for (or to yourself). Ornaments and certificates will be available for pick up Dec. 1-18, 2020.