Know Before You Go

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.

For questions, email Brittney Anderson at banderson@wilmatheater.org

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FÊTE 2024: Summer Solstice Under the Stars

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tickets

Individual tickets go on sale May 1, 2024

We are so excited to announce our annual gala will have a brand-new spin! This special evening, curated by our wonderful HotHouse Company, will celebrate the special alchemy of the Wilma and the artists who define our work and mission. This year, we’ll be hosting the gala at the historic Ridgeland Mansion in Fairmount Park, amidst the natural splendor of their secret garden! Prepare to be whisked away by the romantic magic of the night!

Be a part of this magical summer party under the evening sky with performances and play featuring members of the Wilma HotHouse and special surprise guests! This year’s event starts with a special VIP reception with buffet supper and drinks for our sponsors followed by the Solstice Soirée – a whimsical celebration of the HotHouse’s past work and things to come with special entertainment and interactive opportunities with HotHouse members and friends.

The HotHouse Acting Company is the Wilma Theater’s ensemble of actors – an intrepid, process-oriented community of artists who train together in pursuit of deeper and more expansive theatrical expression. Founded by Blanka Zizka in 2016, the Wilma HotHouse is a unique home for artists and an invaluable aspect of the Wilma’s bold artistic work.  It’s a rare space where the regional theater model allows room to facilitate artistic growth and exploration for a dedicated ensemble. We passionately believe that our commitment to the HotHouse deepens the work on our stage and our relationship with our supporters like you who make this extraordinary commitment possible.

 

Event Details

Location

Ridgeland Mansion

4100 Chamounix Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131

6:00pm VIP Buffet Dinner | 7:30 pm Summer Solstice Soirée

Dress code is fairy garden formal/semi-formal.

 

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING?  

As a sponsor, you and your guests will receive entry to all aspects of the evening, including the VIP Pre-Solstice Reception and the Solstice Soirée, including open bar all eveningAdditionally, you will receive special perks and surprises and recognition in print and electronic event materials. We have also created a special Solstice Sponsor level for folks who wish to bypass the VIP event and just join for the main Solstice Soiree starting at 7:30! The most important benefit is being a part of a unique network of support for bold artistryTo purchase sponsorships, click here or call Brittney Anderson at 215-893-9456 x108. 

 

ORION SPONSOR $10,000   
  • 10 tickets to all Fête: Summer Solstice Under the Stars activities, including the VIP Pre-Solstice Reception, & guaranteed reserved seating for the Solstice Soirée
  • Special surprise treat for your entire party during the Solstice Soirée 
  • Open bar throughout the evening for your entire party 
  • Most prominent recognition on all materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails  
  • Most prominent recognition on all the Wilma’s social media channels  
  • Verbal recognition at the event  
TAURUS SPONSOR $5,000  
  • 10 tickets to all Fête: Summer Solstice Under the Stars activities, including the VIP Pre-Solstice Reception, & guaranteed reserved seating for the Solstice Soirée
  • Open bar throughout the evening for your entire party
  • Recognition on all materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails
PEGASUS SPONSOR $3,000   
  • 6 tickets to all Fête: Summer Solstice Under the Stars activities, including the VIP Pre-Solstice Reception, & guaranteed reserved seating for the Solstice Soirée
  • Open bar throughout the evening for your entire party
  • Recognition on all materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails
NOVA SPONSOR $1,500 
  • 2 tickets to all Fête: Summer Solstice Under the Stars activities, including the VIP Pre-Solstice Reception, & guaranteed reserved seating for the Solstice Soirée
  • Open bar throughout the evening for your entire party
  • Recognition on all materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails

 

Want to join us for the main event ONLY? Become a Solstice Sponsor and bring your friends to the Solstice Soirée for an evening of performances and play from 7:30 PM to 10 PM.

 

SOLSTICE SPONSOR $1,500
  • 10 tickets to the Solstice Soirée & guaranteed reserved seating
  • Open bar for your entire party
  • Recognition on all materials, including printed pieces, evening’s program, webpage, and emails

 

Supporters

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Orion

David Haas & Lisa Clark

Pegasus

Chad Hooper
Michael & Eva Leeds

Nova

Mark & Tobey Dichter
Jeff Harbison & Valerie Arkoosh
Robert Holum
Joel & Roberta Porter
Barry Stucker & Evelyn Palecznicki
Stephen Zeller
Independence Community Foundation