Gift a Seat

Gift a Seat- A Limited Time Opportunity for 2020

2020 can take a seat! Just in time for the holidays, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is releasing a limited number of seats in the Otto M. Budig Theater for naming opportunities. The chance to dedicate a seat is typically exclusively reserved for capital or endowment campaigns, but since 2020 has been a year like no other, we want to give you an opportunity like no other. Don’t miss out on your chance to commemorate special moments you’ve spent at CSC with family and friends, and look forward to all the new memories we will make soon.

A donation of $500 will secure your lasting legacy at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Learn more below.

For one month only, you can name a seat in the Otto M. Budig Theater!

Looking for that perfect holiday gift that no one else will have this holiday season? Gift your loved one, family member, or friend a personalized seat inside Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Otto M. Budig Theater – and support CSC at the same time.

For a contribution of $500 to our “Gift a Seat Fund,” your name or the name of a person you would like to honor will be elegantly engraved on a plaque affixed to the armrest of one of just 100 seats inside CSC’s Otto M. Budig Theater. This opportunity is only available from November 16 through December 18, so don’t delay! Be ye serious or sentimental, poetic or clever, CSC invites you to give the most unforgettable gift this holiday season and to help ensure the future of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

Ready to reserve your seat?  There are only 100 available during this special opportunity- pledge today!

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.