Thank You for Supporting Us 

The Fête is our main fundraiser for the season, and we rely on the money raised to support our amazing artistic programming as well as our community outreach and educational programs that serve so many of our Philadelphia neighbors. Your attendance and support are critical in ensuring that the Wilma can continue creating adventurous art for the Philadelphia community and beyond. 

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Fête 2022

A Toast to Blanka! 

Hosted by Co-Artistic Director James Ijames 

Monday, June 13, 2022

Tickets

VIP pre-show supper at 5:00 PM, with program at 7:00 PM, followed by drinks and dancing 

Join host Co-Artistic Director James Ijames and special guests in this one-night-only event as we raise a glass to Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka in honor of her retirement from the Wilma! Celebrate Blanka’s incredible legacy of innovation within the Wilma and throughout the Philadelphia theater community. 

It is a party 40 years in the making with food, drink, and surprise performances from Philadelphia artists who have been inspired by Blanka’s spark throughout her years. After all that excitement? Dancing! Celebrate with us in style as we honor Blanka, a world-renowned artist, who has led the Wilma with curiosity, courage, and care for years we will not soon forget. 

 

Featuring 

This unforgettable evening will include: 

Gourmet food and drink pre-show at the Kimmel Center’s Balcony Bar overlooking our home, the Wilma Theater. 

A Toast to Blanka! live on the Aurora stage hosted by James Ijames featuring performances by surprise special guest artists, a conversation with Blanka Zizka about her years at the Wilma and influence in the Philadelphia theater community, and much more. 

An afterparty under the stars at the PHS Pop Up Garden on South Street for everyone to celebrate together, and most importantly dance! 

Ticket Benefits 

Individual Tickets $250 

  • 1 ticket for all Fête and afterparty festivities, including the dinner, show and dance party 

 

Interested in Sponsoring? 

Sponsors receive invites to all Fête activities as well as tickets for their guests, recognition before and during the event, special access, neat treats, and so much more.  Check out the sponsor levels! To purchase sponsorships, click here or call Jessica Betts at 215-893-9456 x109. 

 

Presenting Sun Sponsor $25,000  
  • 20 tickets to all Fête activities, including VIP dinner before event, premium reserved seating at program, and access to post-event dance party  
  • 10 additional tickets to post-event dance party  
  • Complimentary Wilma Salon during 22/23 season for 20 during any mainstage production  
  • Recognition from the stage  
  • Recognition on all Fete materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails  
  • Recognition in Fête press release  
  • Recognition on all the Wilma’s social media channels  
  • Recognition on virtual WilmaBills for 12 months  
  • 1 Aurora Circle Membership to gift for the 22/23 season

 

HotHouse Star Sponsor $15,000  
  • 15 tickets to all Fête activities, including VIP dinner before event, premium reserved seating at program, and access to post-event dance party  
  • 10 additional tickets to post-event dance party  
  • Recognition from the stage  
  • Recognition on all Fête materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails  
  • Recognition on all the Wilma’s social media channels 
  • Recognition on virtual WilmaBills for 12 months  
  • 1 Aurora Circle Membership to gift for the 22/23 season  

 

Orion Sponsor $10,000 
  • 10 tickets to all Fête activities, including VIP dinner before event, premium reserved seating at program, and access to post-event dance party  
  • 5 additional tickets to post-event dance party  
  • Recognition from the stage  
  • Recognition on all Fête materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails  
  • Recognition on all the Wilma’s social media channels  
  • Recognition on virtual WilmaBills for 12 months  
  • 1 Aurora Circle Membership to gift for the 22/23 season  

 

Cassiopeia Sponsor $7,500  

  • 10 tickets to all Fête activities, including VIP dinner before event, premium reserved seating at program, and access to post-event dance party  
  • Recognition from the stage  
  • Recognition on all Fête materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails  
  • Recognition on all the Wilma’s social media channels  
  • Recognition on virtual WilmaBills for 12 months  
  • 1 Aurora Circle Membership to gift for the 22/23 season  

 

Taurus Sponsor $5,000  
  • 10 tickets to all Fête activities, including VIP dinner before event, premium reserved seating at program, and access to post-event dance party  
  • Recognition on select Fête materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails  
  • Recognition on all the Wilma’s social media channels  
  • Recognition on virtual WilmaBills for 12 months  

 

Pegasus Sponsor $3,000   
  • 6 tickets to all Fête activities, including VIP dinner before event, premium reserved seating at program, and access to post-event dance party  
  • Recognition on select Fête materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails  
  • Recognition on all the Wilma’s social media channels  

 

Nova Sponsor $1,500  
  • 2 tickets to all Fête activities, including VIP dinner before event, premium reserved seating at program, and access to post-event dance party  
  • Recognition on select Fête materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails