Birthday Gift

Celebrate 25 years of Aurora Theatre Company!


Dear Friends of  Aurora Theatre Company,

Through your involvement with the Aurora Theatre Company, you have helped create the Bay Area’s “ultimate, intimate theatre experience.” Aurora is a special place of which we can all be proud.

Aurora wouldn’t have succeeded over the past 25 years without the dedication and support of countless people: our tens of thousands of patrons, our donors, the artists who perform here, our staff and the many others who have given their time, talent and support to make Aurora what it is today. We’re so grateful for everyone who has been a part of the Aurora family.

Over these 25 years, our season has grown from just a few offerings each year to now include six productions on two stages, along with special readings and other presentations for ever-expanding audiences.

What’s new this year:

Aurora started with the world premiere of a new play by a local playwright. Building upon that historic commitment to producing new works, we launched “Originate + Generate,” a new, multi-year program in which we will commission artists to create diverse and exciting contemporary pieces for our stages.

For the first time in November 2016, we will host high school students for a special matinee showing of Safe House, followed by a Q & A session with the artists and in-school workshops exploring the themes of the play.

Aurora’s Birthday Wish:

In celebrating our 25th Birthday this season, we not only look back with pride on what has been accomplished, we also look forward to the future, to positioning Aurora to continue providing intelligent, literate, probing and sophisticated theatre for the next 25 years. And we have a birthday wish: to raise funds for a special Birthday Gift to Aurora.

Make Our Theatre Better Today

Our wish list includes much-needed upgrades to our theatre’s physical space that will enrich the experience for both the audience and the artists who perform here, including:

A New Assistive Listening Device System
Better hallway and front of building lighting
More lighting and sound equipment for Harry's UpStage
Improvements to the lobby and men's bathroom

Looking to the Future

Just as important, we will also build a Fund for the Future to help sustain our artistic vision, enabling us to continue to take creative risks and produce the highest-quality theatre for the next 25 years.

Our goal is to raise at least $250,000 for this Birthday Gift to Aurora. The good news—we have already raised 75% towards our initial goal! Now we invite you to help “close the gap” between what we have raised and our goal of at least $250,000.

We ask that you consider this Birthday Gift contribution over and above your Annual Fund contribution, because our birthday gift reflects improvements and dreams that reach beyond the Annual Fund. Won’t you join us in wishing Aurora a happy birthday?

Thank you for your part in helping us reach this milestone!

Gary H. Moore, Board President