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 annual Family Series is curated for families and young audiences. These 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. Philanthropic support in this area allows the center to offer families accessibly priced tickets. The cost to present three to four Family Series performances annually can range from $50,000 to $100,000.

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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.

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k–12 education

K-12 Area of Impact

K–12 School Performance Series
Our K–12 School Performance Series is designed expressly for schoolchildren and features artists, productions and engagements presented at the Gogue Center and throughout the community. The cost to support a season of six school show performances is approximately $60,000 to $100,000.

K–12 performance series transportation
As the most expensive aspect of field trips, transportation costs can create a barrier, preventing some students from attending. Support for bus transportation helps ensure artistic experiences are accessible for all eligible school-aged children. The cost to support transportation for a season of six school show performances is $15,000 to $25,000.

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campus & community engagement

campus and community engagement

Visiting artists learning experiences
Artist engagements presented by the Gogue Center include master classes, workshops, lecture demonstrations and general learning experiences. These engagements are an additional component to visiting artists’ contracts and can range in cost from $500 to $30,000.

Auburn University student, faculty and staff admission
Funding to this area supplies resources for university departments to align performances with class curricula and also provides Auburn University students, faculty and staff with specially priced tickets and discounts to attend performances.

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general operations

General Operations

Box office software
The Gogue Center manages ticketing software licenses for departments within the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts (music, theatre and dance) and other campus partners. Support in this area greatly impacts the entire campus community and offsets software costs of approximately $75,000 annually.

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.

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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 Ham Amphitheatre for university and community performances, events, and educational use. The indoor studio theatre will facilitate performances for audiences of up to 200 patrons and will also serve as an event space for lectures and demonstrations, pre-show dinners, receptions and facility rentals. Additional improvements to the Ponder Amphitheatre Stage will further elevate the patron and artist experience for outdoor performances.

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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