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TAKE A SEAT: A Campaign for the University Theatre

Sacramento State is on a mission to upgrade our performing arts facilities. With great enthusiasm, we invite you to play a leading role!

As an “anchor institution” in Sacramento, our public performance spaces need to reflect our commitment to connecting our students, faculty, and staff with the community as we build relationships, understanding, and empathy. Such experiences help foster creative solutions for long-term problems and inequities. The University Theatre serves hundreds of Sacramento State students, as well as the community. It is not only a performance venue, it serves as a classroom, lab space, ceremony space, lecture hall as well as a site for community youth conferences, trainings, and ceremonial gatherings. By sponsoring a seat, you are providing a better experience for everyone!

A University Theatre seat, inscribed with your name, a loved one’s name, your business, or in memoriam, creates a lasting legacy. Your tax-deductible contribution to name a seat will be celebrated by family, friends, peers and the community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to name a seat in the University Theatre?

To participate in Sacramento State's Take A Seat Campaign and name a seat in the University Theatre, a gift of $500 or more to the Theatre Seat Campaign fund is required.

How many seats are available?

The University Theatre seats 420.

How do I make a gift and name a seat?

You can make a gift to name a seat via our online giving site, by mail or by phone.

  • Online: To make an online gift via our secure site, please click here.
  • Mail: To make a gift via mail, please complete and print the Theatre Seat Campaign form and send with a check or credit card information to our address noted on the form.
  • Phone: To make a gift with a credit card over the phone, please call our Development Office at 916-278-6989.

Can I choose my seat?

Yes, you may choose your seat. Once you have confirmed payment, a team member will reach out to you to select your seat(s).

How long will my donor plate remain on the seat?

Your donor plate will remain on the seat throughout the lifetime of the chair.

Will the seat I sponsor become my seat for shows?

No. Seating for University Theatre performances are on first-come, first-served basis and your sponsorship does not guarantee that you can sit in your seat when attending a show. We plan to have special donor recognition events where the opportunity will be available to sit in your seat.

Is my gift tax-deductible, and what is the University's tax ID number?

The University Foundation at Sacramento State is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts in support of the University’s mission, goals and programs are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult with your tax attorney or financial advisor to determine if your gift is tax-deductible.

The federal tax identification number for the University Foundation at Sacramento State is 94-3001359. For more information on the University Foundation at Sacramento State, please click here.

Don’t want to name a seat, but still want to support Theatre and Dance?

You can make a donation of any amount to support the Department of Theatre and Dance by clicking here.

Other Questions?

Contact Tess Dyer, Director of Development for the College of Arts and Letters at 916-278-5184 or via email.