2021 Donor Experience

Ravinia's main gate

! 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! You are assuring Ravinia will open when it is most needed.

 

Our Mission

Ravinia is a year-round organization with a nonprofit mission that extends beyond the stage.

Our Reach Teach Play education programs serve over 75,000 community members each year, ensuring music education remains an accessible, stimulating experience for all. The Ravinia Steans Music Institute offers private coaching, master classes, and collaborative performance opportunities to the next generation of professional musicians.

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.

 

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

 


2021 Benefits

Benefits have changed: Reduced audience capacity will impact ticketing and some long-standing donor benefits this summer. We anticipate donors at all levels will have some access to all concert dates.

NEW THIS YEAR: Digital ticketing and entry benefits: Your tickets and donor benefits for park admission will be delivered digitally for touchless entry at our gates. Please have your phone sufficiently charged and your tickets ready for scanning when you approach the gate. More info and instructions.


 

Ravinia's main gate with crowd in front

2021 Donor Ticket Requests

As always, we are pleased to offer our donors first access to tickets. Our 2021 concerts will run from early July through late September. To give you as much information and flexibility as possible, we will provide two opportunities to request tickets—one for concert dates in the first half of the season and the other for the later concert dates.

 

View 2021 Donor Ticketing Timeline



Online ticket requests only!
All donor ticket requests must be submitted online this year. Please log on to your account to ensure your contact information is up to date.

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

Charitable contributions to Ravinia Festival are not refundable and do not guarantee tickets or specific seating assignments at any level.
 


2021 Information For Donors

 

Ticketing Options

empty seats in Ravinia's Pavilion

Reserved Pavilion Seating

For concerts through August 13, Pavilion seats are physically distanced, and tickets must be purchased in “pods” of 2 or 4 seats. Seating locations at all donor levels will differ from previous years. As Restore Illinois advances to Phase 5, seating configurations may return to full capacity for later dates.

 

rending of lawn sections

Reserved Lawn Tickets

One section of the South Lawn will feature individually marked physically distanced “pods” sold in groups of 2, 4, or 6 people which must be reserved in advance. Many of these spaces will offer a view of the performance from a video screen. View location on map.

 

2 people picnicking

General Admission Lawn Tickets

The expansive North Lawn will feature general admission with a reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing between groups of guests. As local health guidelines evolve, capacity may increase while continuing to allow guest spacing. View locations on map.

 

Restaurant Reservations

park view

Park View

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

Tree Top patio

Tree Top Restaurant

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

 

lawn bar

Lawn Bar - New this year: Reservations for donors!

For the first time, donors at the Friend level and above will be able to request pre-concert reservations at our open-air Lawn Bar.

freehling room

Freehling Room

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.


Season Lawn Pass (Opus-level and above)

people picnicking

Your season Lawn pass is valid for entry without tickets to the general admission Lawn, with the exception of July 2, July 3 and the Women’s Board Gala on July 18. Log in to your myRavinia 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”

Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Ravinia's stage

Due to reduced capacity we regret that we are unable to offer our customary classical Lawn passes. Instead, as a thank-you for your support, donors will receive a complimentary invitation to these select classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia:

July 1 - Garrick Ohlsson
July 22 – Chicago Symphony Orchestra
September 8 - Chicago Sinfonietta


2021 Donor Benefits Levels

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 Lawn access to one classical concert, chosen by Ravinia

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 Lawn access to two classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park

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 Lawn access to two classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Cost of benefits $40

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 Lawn access to two classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Cost of benefits $50

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 Lawn access to two classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Cost of benefits $50

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 Lawn access to three classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion 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

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 Lawn access to three classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion 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

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 Lawn access to three classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion 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

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 Lawn access to three classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion 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

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 Lawn access to three classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion 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

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.



Charitable contributions to Ravinia Festival are not refundable and do not guarantee tickets or specific seating assignments at any level.

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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

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