Donor Experience

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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!

 

2022 Donor Ticket Requests

As always, we are pleased to offer our donors first access to tickets. Our 2022 concerts will run from mid-June through mid-September. 

Donor ticketing for 2022 has concluded. Thank you to all of our generous donors.

2022 donor ticketing timeline

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Ticket requests are filled by level of contribution and date the order is received.


 

Your Support Comes With Benefits

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Ticket Discounts

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.

 

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Season Lawn Pass (Opus-level and above)

Your season Lawn pass is valid for entry without tickets to the general admission Lawn, with the exception of 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.

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Ravinia's stage

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.

 

2022 Selections

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


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2022 Seating Information

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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.

 

 


 

Restaurant Reservations

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.

 


 

Donor Benefits Levels

More details about the Ravinia donor experience for 2022 will be posted on this page at a later date. 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:

  • Request Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 2 ticketed patrons to classical concerts 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary general admission Lawn access to classical concerts chosen by Ravinia. (2 entries)

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Donations at the ENCORE level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 2 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary general admission Lawn access to classical concerts chosen by Ravinia. (4 entries)
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park

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Donations at the FRIEND level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary general admission Lawn access to classical concerts chosen by Ravinia. (4 entries)
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion and Martin Theatre seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Cost of benefits $40

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Donations at the AFFILIATE level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary general admission Lawn access to classical concerts chosen by Ravinia. (4 entries)
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion and Martin Theatre seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Cost of benefits $50

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Donations at the PATRON level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary general admission Lawn access to classical concerts chosen by Ravinia. (4 entries)
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion and Martin Theatre seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Cost of benefits $50

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Donations at this MARQUEE level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary general admission Lawn access to classical concerts chosen by Ravinia. (6 entries)
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion and Martin Theatre seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor events
  • Cost of benefits $70

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Donations at the OPUS level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary general admission Lawn access to classical concerts chosen by Ravinia. (6 entries)
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion and Martin Theatre seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Season lawn pass (admits two for most performances)  ** View terms and conditions.
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor events
  • Membership to the Freehling Room, Ravinia’s private dining club
  • Access to Ravinia’s exclusive Donor Concierge Service
  • One season parking pass to Ravinia’s private priority parking lots  
  • Cost of benefits $177

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Donations at the GUARANTOR level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary general admission Lawn access to classical concerts chosen by Ravinia. (24 entries)
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion and Martin Theatre seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Season lawn pass (admits four for most performances) ** View terms and conditions.
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor events
  • Membership to the Freehling Room, Ravinia’s private dining club
  • Access to Ravinia’s exclusive Donor Concierge Service
  • Two season parking passes to Ravinia’s private priority parking lots  
  • Cost of benefits $364

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Donations at the PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary general admission Lawn access to classical concerts chosen by Ravinia. (24 entries)
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion and Martin Theatre seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Season lawn pass (admits four for most performances) ** View terms and conditions.
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor events
  • Membership to the Freehling Room, Ravinia’s private dining club
  • Access to Ravinia’s exclusive Donor Concierge Service
  • Two season parking passes to Ravinia’s private priority parking lots  
  • Opportunity to host an event in our private hospitality spaces on non concert dates
  • Cost of benefits $364

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Donations at the CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary general admission Lawn access to classical concerts chosen by Ravinia. (24 entries)
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion and Martin Theatre seats during donor ticketing period
  • Season lawn pass (admits four for most performances) ** View terms and conditions.
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor events
  • Membership to the Freehling Room, Ravinia’s private dining club
  • Access to Ravinia’s exclusive Donor Concierge Service
  • Two season parking passes to Ravinia’s private priority parking lots
  • Opportunity to become a season box holder
  • Opportunity to host an event in our private hospitality spaces on non concert dates
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Cost of benefits $364

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Legend

*  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.

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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.

 


 

Our Mission

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.

 

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Please contact us at 847-266-5461 or donors@ravinia.org with any questions.

 


 

Matching Gifts

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.

 


 

Ways to Give

Online: Contribute now via our secure web server.
Phone: Call 847-266-5461 to speak to a member of the Development staff.
Mail: Download form
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