Ravinia donors receive a variety of benefits aimed at making the Ravinia experience as simple and fulfilling as possible. We thank you for your support!
During your early ticketing period, get 20% off reserved seats in the Pavilion and Martin Theatre priced $36 and higher as a donor at the Friend level or higher. Special pricing is offered only during early access; refer to the timeline above for ticketing dates and times.
Priority Parking and Season Lawn Pass (Opus-level and above)
Skip long lines and park steps from the Pavilion all season long with your Priority Parking Pass. Receive entry without tickets to the general admission Lawn, valid for all concerts except the Women’s Board Gala.
To access, log in to your Ravinia account to access the barcode to present to gate staff for admission. This pass also functions as your early entry pass.
Classical “Thank-You Concerts”
All donors receive complimentary general admission to the Lawn for one or more select classical concerts (depending on level of support) during the summer season, chosen by Ravinia. Donors at the Patron level and above access these tickets through dedicated options online during your ticket request period. Donors at the Bravo to Affiliate levels will receive an email in May with ticketing instructions.
July 22: Brahms Requiem with the CSO and Chorus, led by Marin Alsop and featuring Yeree Suh and Matthias Goerne
August 3: Bernstein West Side Story and Gershwin Porgy and Bess suites with the CSO, led by Wayne Marshall
August 5: Copland’s El Salón México and music from Mexican composers with the CSO, led by Carlos Miguel Prieto
The accordion chart below details the donor benefits at each level. We are grateful for the generous donors who keep the music playing throughout the year.
(Click the levels below to view benefits)
Donations at the BRAVO level provide you with the following benefits:
Donations at the ENCORE level provide you with the following benefits:
Donations at the FRIEND level provide you with the following benefits:
Donations at the AFFILIATE level provide you with the following benefits:
Donations at the PATRON level provide you with the following benefits:
Donations at this MARQUEE level provide you with the following benefits:
Donations at the OPUS level provide you with the following benefits:
Donations at the GUARANTOR level provide you with the following benefits:
Donations at the PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE level provide you with the following benefits:
Donations at the CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE level provide you with the following benefits:
* Must have early entry barcode and performance tickets for entry. View terms and conditions.
** Season Lawn Passes will not be valid on all dates. View terms and conditions. Check ravinia.org for details
△ Excludes Gala Concert
‡ for Pavilion seats priced $36 and above, due to increased demand, we cannot guarantee priority reserved seating at any level.
Charitable contributions to Ravinia Festival are not refundable and do not guarantee tickets or specific seating assignments at any level.
WANT MORE? Please call 847-266-5461 to learn about sponsorship opportunities.
Donors at the Friend level and above will be able to request pre-concert reservations at our Park View restaurant.
Donors at the Friend level and above will be able to request pre-concert reservations at our family-style dining restaurant.
Donors at the Friend level and above will be able to request pre-concert reservations at our open-air Lawn Bar.
Donors at the Opus level and above will be able to request pre-concert reservations at our donor dining club.
Separate concert tickets required for dining reservations.
Reservations are not guaranteed and are filled based on level of contribution.
Discover Reserved Lawn Blocks
We heard your excitement for reserved spaces on the Lawn, so we are bringing you a better-focused Discover Reserved Lawn experience. This section has been thoughtfully resized to ensure that every Reserved Lawn Block is a premium space with a direct view of our new Lawn screen. Requests for Blocks will be filled by level of support. This area is likely to sell out to donors for highly anticipated events. View location on map.
Ravinia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission extends beyond the stage into the community year-round.
Our Reach Teach Play education programs serve over 75,000 community members each year, ensuring music education and engagement remains an accessible, stimulating experience for all. Your gift to the Annual Fund ensures we can connect with more than 20,000 Chicago-area students who otherwise would have little to no exposure to music in their schools or in virtual classrooms.
The Ravinia Steans Music Institute offers private coaching, master classes, and collaborative performance opportunities to the next generation of professional musicians. Giving directly to RSMI enables exceptional pianists and string players, classical singers, and jazz musicians to focus completely on their craft during the summer at Ravinia, free of financial burdens, and donors to RSMI also receive the benefits of supporting the Annual Fund.
Our beautiful park is a destination for family, friends, and colleagues to bond over shared experience, culminating in encounters with music of many backgrounds and today’s most celebrated artists at affordable prices in a casual setting. Tax-deductible donations help provide equitable access to the arts as well as present our summer season of more than 90 live music performances.
Please contact us at 847-266-5461 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
As always, we are pleased to offer our donors first access to tickets. Donor ticketing for 2022 has concluded. Thank you to all of our generous donors.
Ticket requests are filled by level of contribution and date the order is received.
You may be able to double or even triple your gift, giving you increased benefits that come with your new giving level. Read more about matching gifts.
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