Support Woodminster
Musical Theater Under the Stars

Dear Friends,

For 50 years, we've presented musicals every summer, under the stars in the Oakland hills. We're grateful to our loyal audience, whose support has made that possible.

So many of you have told us how you first came to shows as children and now bring your own kids, or that you recently discovered Woodminster and plan to make us an annual tradition. We love to hear these stories and are so glad you're a part of the Woodminster family.

We need your help. Please help us continue to provide high quality, affordable musical theater. Help us to continue our important Kids Come Free program that carries a love of live musical theater to a new generation. Help us keep our wonderful historic facility safe and comfortable for everyone. Please help us stage our 2016 season and build a stable future.

Thanks for your attendance, and for your generosity. Thanks for helping us continue to present magical, musical theater under the stars.

- Producers Associates, Inc.

Donate now.

Woodminster Amphitheater

Woodminster Amphitheater
during a performance.
Photo by Stephen Woo.

How will we use your gift?

• To preserve one of Oakland’s finest cultural traditions, one that has brought a uniquely American art form to local audiences for 50 years

• To open an historic Oakland venue to tens of thousands of audience members every season, and maintain this gem of an outdoor performance space for the community

• To present quality musical theater right here in the East Bay

• To provide free theater for local kids (thousands of children and teens attend for free each year)

• To provide employment for professionals as well as experience for local aspiring performers

• To award scholarship support to deserving young performers who are pursuing higher education

• To keep our ticket prices affordable


Producers Associates is a non-profit organization and donations are fully tax deductible. (Tax ID #94-1688232)
Contributions of any size help us present quality entertainment while keeping ticket prices affordable.
To contribute online, click here.

Or you may mail contributions to:
Producers Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 13008
Oakland, CA 94661


Woodminster Donor Benefits 2016
All benefits are cumulative.
Donors at higher levels receive all the benefits from lower levels.
Download the information on this page as a printable pdf file.

$100 and above
Your name in the program
Free ticket exchanges
$250 and above
3 concession coupons
$500 and above
Invitation to participate in the audition process
Free parking for 3 performances
Valet concessions
$1,000 and above

Gift certificate for 2 single tickets to any performance
2016 Woodminster calendar (donation deadline 1-16-16)

$2,000 and above
Guaranteed parking space in parking lot #1
$5,000 and above Your name on the program cover sponsoring a specific aspect of a production
Gift certificate for 2 season tickets
$10,000 and above

A commemorative plaque on the control booth

Printable version of donor benefits
Contribute online

The Fine Print . . .

The Fine Print

Substitution – Woodminster will make every reasonable effort to provide the specific benefit described, but reserves the right, without notice and at its sole discretion, to modify a benefit or substitute a benefit of approximately equal value.

Expiration – Benefits are valid for one season. The donation year cutoff changes slightly from year to year, but is usually June 30th. If we receive your donation before the cutoff you will receive your benefits during the current season. If we receive your donation after the cutoff we may postpone some benefits to the following season. For example, if we receive your donation after the current program has been printed, we’ll list your name in a subsequent program. A few benefits have specific cutoff dates. For example, we do not offer calendars for donations received after mid-January. If a donation is received after a listed cutoff date, we do not offer a substitute benefit.

Your name in the program – Your name will be listed in the program for at least one production. Donations will be listed as anonymous upon request.

Free ticket exchanges – This only applies to classes of tickets that qualify for exchanges. Some classes of tickets do not qualify for exchanges. You cannot exchange tickets that are marked "No Exchanges."

Concession coupons - Each coupon can be redeemed for a single item up to $2 in value at either concession stand. This applies only to the two concession booths operated by Woodminster. We have other food vendors who setup carts or tents inside the main entrance. They do not participate in this benefit program and will not honor these coupons.

Free parking – The parking pass allows you to park 1 vehicle in the theater parking lots for 3 evenings this summer, 1 evening for each production. You must show the pass to the parking attendant to park for free. There is no replacement or reprint mechanism for the parking passes. If you lose the pass or leave it at home, you must pay for parking and you will not be reimbursed. This year’s passes expire at the end of this season.

Valet Concessions – You tell us what you want at intermission and we’ll bring it to your seat. The valet service includes 6 free items per season from a Woodminster concession booth. We have other food vendors who setup carts or tents inside the main entrance. They do not participate in this benefit program and do not offer valet service or free items.

Gift certificate for single tickets – The complimentary tickets may be used for any performance during the season. You will get the best seats available at the time you choose to redeem the certificate.

2016 Woodminster Calendar – A beautiful 2016 calendar with pictures from our 2015 season. This benefit has a cutoff date of January 15, 2016. You must donate by this date to receive a calendar.

Guaranteed parking space in lot 1 – Parking lot 1 is the lowest lot near the stage door. Please call the box office before 4pm on the day of the performance to reserve your space.

Your name as a sponsor on the cover of the program – In consultation with Producers Associates, you will choose a specific aspect of a production you wish to sponsor – costumes, sets, the woodwind section, specific actors, etc. Your name will appear on the cover of the program as a sponsor.

Gift certificate for season tickets – You will get the best seats available at the time you choose to redeem the certificate. Depending on availability, the seats may not be next to your regular seats, and we may not be able to give you the same seats for each production.

Commemorative Plaque – We will place a commemorative plaque on the outside of the control booth acknowledging your donation.

Donate online.

Download a donation form to mail with a check.

© 2003-2016 Producers Associates Inc.
P.O. Box 13008, Oakland, CA 94661
Plays performed at Woodminster Amphitheater
Joaquin Miller Park
, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road
Oakland, CA 94602
Fax 510-339-0727

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Woodminster Summer Musicals are co-sponsored by City of Oakland's Parks and Recreation Department.

We thank our corporate sponsor, Uncommon Grounds Coffee.