Whether this is your first time here or you’re a regular attendee, you’ll find that the Bankhead Theater is more than just a performance venue. This is the place to gather with friends, enjoy curated art exhibits, discover entertainment from around the globe, and share a love for the arts with others. Our goal is to provide a wealth of varied arts experiences for everyone in the Tri-Valley community and beyond.
The Benefits of Membership
As a member, your donations directly support our efforts in every way. The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit. We are not owned or operated by the city, so we do not receive ongoing local government support. Many people don’t realize that our ticket sales at the Bankhead cover only a portion of artist fees and production costs. As a non-profit, we are dependent on the generosity of our members. Your membership not only helps bring quality entertainment to the Bankhead, it also supports arts education outreach to local schools and across our diverse community. Just last year, nearly 11,000 students benefited from more than 30 master classes, concerts, and assemblies provided by our artists and resident companies. Membership also helps provide local artists with affordable classroom and studio space at the Bothwell Arts Center.
With a variety of incredible performances scheduled for the fall and winter, there’s no better time to discover all that we have to offer than right now. In addition to knowing that they have made a difference in the arts, members also receive benefits such as a 10 percent ticket discount to LVPAC Presents shows all year long. Members will enjoy early notification of new shows, priority ticket purchase, as well as exclusive member events and access to the VIP room at higher levels.
Please help us bridge the financial gap not covered by ticket sales with an investment in LVPAC. Thanks to the combination of tax-deductible gifts from foundations, corporations, and individuals like you, we can continue to bring high-quality products and education programs to the entire community. One way to increase the impact of your donation is to have your employer match it. There are plenty of companies out there that will double or triple individual tax-deductible contributions made by their employees. These Matching Gifts programs may also be available to retired employees and to the spouse/widow/widower of employees. Some companies also match volunteer hours with a cash equivalent donation. Click HERE for a partial list of companies that match donations. For additional information about Matching Gifts and how they work, talk with your human resources department.
Some donors choose to leave a legacy gift to the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center in support of our efforts to share the arts in the community. If you would be interested in making such a gift to benefit future generations, please contact our development office at (925) 583-2305
Our development staff is dedicated to providing members with personal customer service and to help fulfill your charitable goals. Give our development team a call at (925) 583-2305 or join online by clicking HERE.
About the Bankhead Theater
The intimate 507-seat venue is an acoustic jewel, located in the center of our downtown arts community. For more than a decade, the Bankhead Theater has welcomed a wide range of artists and audiences, bringing them together to share the rich experience of live performance. What makes the Bankhead such a jewel? It offers a rich environment for growth on both sides of the footlights, artists of all genres have commented on its unmatched acoustics and the pleasure of performing within its intimate walls. As a member, enjoy the wonder of the Bankhead on a regular basis.
As mentioned above, there isn’t a better time than now to become a LVPAC member. Here are just a few of the upcoming theater and live music performances to look forward to at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center:
- Late Night Catechism “Sister’s Christmas Catechism” – Friday, December 1
- The Hot Sardines – Monday, December 11
- An Irish Christmas – Thursday, December 21
- Olate Dogs – Saturday, December 23
- New Year’s Eve at the Bankhead – Sunday, January 31
- Dave Coulier – Friday, January 5
- Richard Glazier “He’s Playing Our Song” with Karen Marguth – Saturday, January 6
- Marc Cohn & Blind Boys of Alabama – Friday, January 19
- Five for Fighting with String Quartet – Wednesday, January 24
- Vicki Lawrence and Mama – Friday, January 26
- Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella – Tuesday, February 6
- Reduced Shakespeare “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play” – Friday, February 9
- DLux Puppets: Alice in Wonderland – Sunday February 11
- Second City – Friday, February 16
- Lee Ann Womack – Monday, February 19
- International Guitar Night – Friday, February 23
- Jake Shimabukuro – Sunday February 25