Donor Experience

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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.

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!

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Your Support Comes With Benefits

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Early Ticketing and Discounts

Among the many benefits of supporting Ravinia’s mission, donors receive access to tickets before public sales, as early as March 22.

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 early access; refer to the timeline below for ticketing dates and times.


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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.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Ravinia's stage

Classical “Thank-You Concerts”

All donors receive complimentary general admission tickets to the Lawn for select classical concerts during the summer season (number varies by level of support). Orders for these tickets may be placed during your early ticketing period or after sales open to the public.

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.



More Benefits

We offer various giving levels with a variety of benefits to thank you for your generous support.

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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.



2023 Donor Ticket Requests

As always, we are pleased to offer our donors first access to tickets.

2022 donor ticketing timeline

2022 donor ticketing timeline

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


Restaurant Reservations

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Donors at the Friend level and above will be able to request pre-concert reservations at our Park View restaurant.

Tree Top restaurant

Donors at the Friend level and above will be able to request pre-concert reservations at our family-style dining restaurant.

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Donors at the Friend level and above will be able to request pre-concert reservations at our open-air Lawn Bar.

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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.



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 100 live music performances.


Give Now

Please contact us at 847-266-5461 or 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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