Meaningful philanthropic opportunities 

There are a number of important funding opportunities available at the Gogue Center that need your support. Here are just a few:

family fund initiative


The Gogue Center’s new Family Fund Initiative directly supports performing arts programming curated for families and young audiences. These diverse and exciting engagements are designed with parents, educators, and children and adolescents ages four to 18 in mind, with a focus on quality, variety and accessibility. 

The cost to present our annual Family Series (with three to four performances presented each year) is $40,000. This amount covers the costs associated with artist fees and operational expenses. Our goal is to establish a $1 million endowment, which will enable the Gogue Center to present exceptional family-focused programming that remains accessible to families and young audiences.

CLICK HERE to learn how you can help support our new Family Fund Initiative.

annual programming

Annual Programming

Each year, the Gogue Center presents a diverse lineup of internationally acclaimed artists and performances representing a breadth of artistic interests, including touring Broadway productions, celebrity concerts, orchestras and chamber music, dance, family programming, and more. Your support for annual programs enables the Gogue Center to keep ticket prices low, allowing performances to remain accessible to a wide audience. The costs to bring these performances to the Gogue Center can range from $25,000 to $500,000 per production.

CLICK HERE to learn how you can help support our annual programming.

k–12 education

K-12 Area of Impact

K–12 School Performance Series
Our K–12 School Performance Series is designed expressly for K–12 audiences and features artists, productions and engagements presented at the Gogue Center and throughout the community. The cost to support a season of six school performances is approximately $30,000.

K–12 performance series transportation
As the most expensive aspect of field trips, transportation costs can create a barrier, preventing some students from attending. By funding bus transportation for school performances, you ensure the Gogue Center can provide artistic experiences that are accessible for all eligible K–12 schoolchildren. The cost to support transportation for a season of six school performances is approximately $10,000.

CLICK HERE to learn how you can help support our K–12 programming.

campus & community engagement

campus and community engagement

Visiting artists learning experiences
These events include master classes, workshops, demonstrations and general learning experiences. Community engagement experiences are an additional component to visiting artists’ contracts and can range in cost from $500 to $5,000.

Auburn University student, faculty and staff admission
Your philanthropic support supplies resources for university departments to align performances with class curricula and also provides students, faculty and staff with tickets to highly sought-after performances at the Gogue Center.

CLICK HERE to learn how you can help support our campus and community engagement initiatives.

general operations

General Operations

Box office software
The Gogue Center manages ticketing and customer relationship management software licensing and issues sublicenses on campus to the university’s music and theatre departments, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, and the Office of Student Affairs. Your philanthropic contributions to this area offset software costs (approximately $50,000 annually) and have an impact on the entire campus community.

Equipment repair and replacement
Resources are necessary for the repair and replacement of theatrical, sound and lighting equipment. Maintaining advanced, state-of-the-art technologies and acoustics enables the Gogue Center to continue to elevate technical learning for students and present outstanding artists and performances.

CLICK HERE to learn how you can help support our general operations.

new performing arts venue

new performing arts venue are of impact

To further enrich the extraordinary performing arts experience provided by the Gogue Center, plans are underway to add a multi-functional, flexible indoor studio theatre and to enhance the center’s outdoor amphitheatre for university and community performances, events and educational use.

The indoor studio theatre will facilitate performances for audiences of up to 300 patrons and will also serve as a space for lectures and demonstrations, pre-show dinners, receptions and facility rentals.

Your support for additional improvements to the amphitheatre stage and lawn will help us elevate the patron experience for all of our outdoor performances and events.

CLICK HERE to learn how you can help support the completion of a new performance venue at the Gogue Center. 

Architectural renderings and images are representations of a completed Studio Theatre and Amphitheatre at the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center. Before any construction can occur, one hundred percent of all project and construction costs must be raised and the project must be approved by the Auburn University Provost, President and Board of Trustees.

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