Aurora Circle

Be a part of the next generation of theatergoers! We are excited to announce the return of the Aurora Circle, a new community of supporters of Philly’s vibrant arts scene who are helping to create a brighter future for new works and our community of artists in the city and beyond. Experience each show in the Wilma’s bold, adventurous season, and then meet the artists that help to create them. Aurora Circle members will have the opportunity to learn about the creative process from the actors and production teams that bring them to life and engage with peers who share a love of the theater arts. 

Every member of the Aurora Circle is invited to our special Aurora Circle Events!  

For each mainstage production, there will be an Aurora Circle event, where members will be invited to watch the production together, then gather for an intimate pre- or post-show salon featuring members of our artistic cohort, cast, and production. Over a drink, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the current production, discuss the Wilma’s season and the arts scene overall, and make friends old and new. Each event is unique to the production, and details will be announced a month beforehand! 

Aurora Circle Event Dates 

The dates for our special Aurora Circle events are as follows:  

Those With Two Clocks: Thursday, October 20th at 7 p.m. 

School Pictures: Saturday, November 12th at 8 p.m. 

Kiss: Date to be announced

Eternal Life, Part 1: Saturday, April 22nd at 8 p.m.

Twelfth Night: Thursday, June 22nd at 7 p.m.

Please note that Aurora Circle members may use their ticket discount for any performance. For more information, contact Emily Wanamaker, Development Associate, at ewanamaker@wilmatheater.org or (215) 893-9456 ext. 123. 

Read more about the Wilma’s 2022-23 Season! 

 Other Aurora Circle benefits include:  

  • Access to an exclusive discount on our five-ticket Whenever subscription, as well as an exclusive discount on single tickets for each production 
  • Dramaturgy packets for each mainstage production, which will give you a sneak peek into each production before you see it
  • Discounts on additional tickets to Wilma productions  
  • Discounts on other Wilma events, including the annual gala  
  • Behind the scenes tours and other benefits are available at higher levels!  

Your membership supports the Wilma’s productions as well as our community programs

As an Aurora Circle member, you are supporting The Wilma, a Philadelphia institution known for its bold, thought-provoking productions featuring plays from up-and-coming artists as well as radical reinterpretations of classics. The Wilma also runs award-winning education and outreach programs working with communities throughout the city. 

Aurora Circle Member Levels 

New Friend: $75 (or $7 per month)   

  • Access to a special discount on our Whenever subscription price for up to two people 
  • Access to discounted single tickets for up to two people per production
  • Invitation for yourself and a friend to an Aurora Circle event for each show, where you’ll mix and mingle with Co-Artistic Director Morgan Green and other actors and artists from the production
  • Concierge service for reserved seating and special requests 
  • A special dramaturgy packet for each production with behind the scenes information, set and costume design, and more! 
  • Discounted tickets to the Wilma’s annual gala
  • A special $5 off discount code to share with additional guests. 

Good Friend: $150 (or $14 per month)   

Everything above plus:  

  • An invitation to a special behind-the-scenes tour at the Wilma with Morgan Green, Co-Artistic Director of the Wilma. 

Best Friend $250 (or $23 per month)  

Everything above plus: 

  • An invitation to special event with the Artistic Cohort 
  • Special listing as a member of our Aurora Circle Committee on the Wilma website and materials. 

To join, contact Development Associate Emily Wanamaker at ewanamaker@wilmatheater.org or (215) 893-9456 ext. 123. 

Interested in joining the Aurora Circle, but would prefer to pay for your membership monthly? Contact Development Associate Emily Wanamaker at ewanamaker@wilmatheater.org or (215) 893-9456 ext. 123 for more information.

Please note that we are aware of the ongoing COVID pandemic, and are working to ensure that we have strong protocols in place for in-person performances, as well as creating opportunities for online viewing.  We will be updating our calendar of events as necessary.