Sylvan Society

With an annual donation of $1,000 or more, Sylvan Society members are the roots that keep the Arden grounded and stable,
while allowing our people, programs, and purpose to grow and thrive.

Charged automatically (E.g. $1,000 over 12 months is $83.34/monthly)

Deepen the role you play in: 

  • Supporting stories that entertain, illuminate, and inspire audiences of all ages
  • Investing in Philadelphia theatre professionals
  • Empowering new voices on our stages
  • Advancing the Arden’s education work in local schools

As a member of the Sylvan Society,
you’ll enjoy unique benefits for a full year: 

  • A season subscription for 2 to all Mainstage and Children’s Theatre productions (a $250 value). You may choose to use this subscription on Opening Night or another date of your choice. **Once your donation is processed, the Development Team will contact you to confirm your preferences.
  • Access to exclusive pre-show receptions in some of Old City’s top dining destinations, featuring complimentary food and beverages.
  • Access to Sylvan Society Concierge Ticket Line staffed by members of the Arden’s Development department.
  • Opportunities to get closer to the art through exclusive Sylvan Society events such as New Play Readings, Sylvan Salons, and more.
  • See your name listed as a Sylvan Society member in all Arden stagebills and in the lobby. There are five Sylvan Society levels:
    • The Mulberry Grove | $1,000 – $2,499
    • The Filbert Grove | $2,500 – $4,999
    • The Cherry Grove | $5,000 – $9,999
    • The Sassafras Grove | $10,000 and $24,999
    • The Chestnut Grove | $25,000 and above

Interested in making an even greater impact?

Donors of $5,000+ have the opportunity to sponsor a program. For more information, please contact our Director of Development, Jessica Abel at 215.922.8900 x149 or

** If you elect to give through a Donor Advised Fund, Qualified Charitable Distribution, or Family Foundation, please note that, per IRS guidelines, tangible goods and services with more than incidental value cannot be provided by a charity to the recommending donor or sponsoring entity. Please contact us to discuss your options at 215.922.8900 x131.