2023 Donor Benefits Guide

Please call the Development Department at 847‑266‑5461 to make a donation to support Ravinia’s 2024 season and operations.
The giving levels and donor benefits detailed below are for the 2023 season.

THANK YOU for your generous support of Ravinia! In appreciation of your contribution, we present you with the valuable donor benefits outlined here, all designed to make your visits to the park as convenient and enjoyable as possible.

You are currently a ? level donor. View your specific benefits.


Your gift reaches beyond the park.

Ravinia inspires curiosity and a love of classical music, enable talented young professional musicians to advance their careers, and serves thousands of people across Chicagoland with access to the positive impact of music. Your generosity sustains programs that provide children and families with music education programs and live music experiences in their schools and communities, as well as at Ravinia.


Benefits for 2023

Early Park Entry

Present your digital benefits barcode and concert tickets (or season Lawn pass) to enter the park 30 minutes before the general public! Visit our online schedule to view parking lot and gate opening times for your performance.

Season Lawn Pass

The season Lawn pass admits up to four people to the general admission areas of the Lawn for most performances (even sold out ones!) during the 2023 season. This pass also functions as your early entry pass.

Receive entry for two at the Opus ($4,000) level and entry for four beginning at the Guarantor ($7,000) level.


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Ravinia’s Most Valuable Benefit –
Season Priority Parking Passes

The digital season priority parking pass provides Ravinia’s most generous donors with access to exclusive parking lots, just steps from the music! Priority parking passes are valid for all concerts except the Gala on July 16.

Receive one digital pass at the Opus ($4,000) level and two digital passes beginning at the Guarantor ($7,000) level.

Parking passes are valid only with your purchased tickets or season Lawn pass Donor benefits are intended for household use. To ensure fairness for all donors, season Lawn and parking passes are barcoded and scanned upon entry.

  Benefits such as early entry, season passes and priority parking are delivered digitally and can be accessed the same way as tickets. View instructions on how to access your tickets and benefits.

Ravinia Open Rehearsals

Ravinia donors are invited to two open rehearsals during the Ravinia season (maximum of 4 people per invitation) Invitations are emailed in July.

  • August 5 - Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto and Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Marin Alsop, Yunchan Lim, and the CSO
  • August 10 - Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony and more with Teddy Abrams, pianist Jeffrey Kahane, and the CSO

Opportunity to Sponsor a Concert

Be recognized in association with a Ravinia performance.

This benefit begins at the Chairman’s Circle ($20,000) level.

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Discounts at the Festival Shop

Receive a 10 percent discount on most merchandise at The Festival Shop. Present your digital benefits barcode to receive the discount in-store.

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Discounts at Wintrust Chair Rental

Present your digital benefits barcode to receive $2 off each walk-up chair rental when you visit the park.

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Ravinia’s Most Popular Benefit –
Advance Ticketing and Discounts

Access to summer concert tickets before public sales! Location and number of tickets available vary by level of support. 

Donors at the Friend level or higher also receive 20% off reserved seats in the Pavilion and Martin Theatre for tickets priced $36 and higher. Special pricing is offered only during the donor early access period in March and April.


Complimentary Classical Lawn

All donors receive complimentary general admission tickets (number varies by level of support) to the Lawn for select classical concerts during the summer season. Add general admission Lawn tickets to your cart for eligible concerts and use promo code CSO23 before checkout to receive your complimentary tickets.

Summer 2023 selections include most Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerts, with a limit of two to Rufus Wainwright’s Want Symphonic and excluding the Gala and Tchaikovsky Spectacular.

Exclusive Donor Receptions

New Donor Reception
June 16 | 5:30 p.m. - Jacob Collier / Lawrence / Tiny Habits

Annual Fund Contributors’ Reception
(Marquee and higher)
July 15 | 5:30 p.m. - Tchaikovsky’s Fifth and the Brahms Violin Concerto with Marin Alsop, Miriam Fried, and the CSO

Donor Appreciation
July 29 | 6:00 p.m. - The Trailblazing Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon with the CSO

Ravinia Season Poster

Donors at the Affiliate ($500) level and above receive a complimentary print of the latest Ravinia season poster—present your digital benefits barcode at The Festival Shop to collect your poster.

Recognition in Ravinia Publications

Ravinia donors at the Patron ($1,000) level and above are listed in Ravinia publications, available throughout the park all season long.

Donor Concierge Service

The Donor Concierge Service—available starting at the Opus ($4000) level and higher—offers personal assistance with dining reservations, ticketing needs such as a waitlist for upgrades and additional tickets, and information about special offers and events. Call 847-266-5420.

Freehling Room Membership

Critically acclaimed Happ Inn restaurateurs Carlos and Debbie Nieto have been serving exquisite cuisine at the Freehling Room for over 20 years. Donors at the Opus level and above are able to request pre-concert reservations. For more information, please email freehlingroom@ravinia.org or call 847-431-7655.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Supporters receive early access to tickets and other benefits. Learn more about becoming a donor.

You may also donate now, or call our Development Department at 847-266-5461 or email donors@ravinia.org

Donor benefits including early entry, Lawn passes and Parking passes can be accessed digitally from your Ravinia account. Log in on your mobile device to access your concert tickets and benefits barcode digitally.

Having trouble accessing your tickets or benefits? You can view helpful instructions on how to access both.

You can easilly find out your giving level and benefits by visiting our Benefits Chart page. When you are logged into your account the page will display your giving level and current benefits.

Need more info?
Read our most frequently asked donor benefit questions.