What should I wear?
While this year’s Gala theme is sporting a 1920’s, speakeasy feel, time period attire is not required, but you are welcome to wear your flapper dress or suspenders if you wish! If not, cocktail attire is encouraged, so bring out your most glamorous cocktail dresses and dark suits. Prefer to wear a gown or a tuxedo? That’s fine too! If you plan on wearing heels, you may want to bring a pair of back up flats so you can dance the night away in comfort!
Do I need to bring anything?
Make sure to bring your cell phone to participate in the silent auction, as it’s all online. If you’re planning on wearing heels, you may want to bring a pair of back up flats so you can dance the night away in comfort! If you plan on drinking after the initial included cocktail hour, you may want to have some cash on hand for the cash bar.
Where do I park?
Self and valet parking will be available at the hotel.
This year’s Gala seems to be a little different… what’s new?
This year is all about putting the FUN in fundraiser and doing something a little different! Having the Gala at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse allows Syracuse Stage to host this event in a beautiful, historic space that most people are familiar with!
This year Syracuse Stage will have casino gaming tables for pure entertainment – there will be no real money exchanged to participate in these games, nor any real money to win. If you would like more “Stage Bucks” fake play money to continue your gaming experience, there will be an option to donate to Syracuse Stage by purchasing more “Stage Bucks” to cash in for more fake play money.
I can’t make it to the Gala, but I still want to contribute. Can I do that?
Of course! We’re so thankful to have your support. You can make a donation online, by mailing a check, or by calling 315.443.9848. We hope you can make it next year!
Why does Syracuse Stage have a Gala?
Syracuse Stage is a 501c3 non-profit and thus relies on donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations who share a passion for the arts. The Gala is our largest fundraiser every year, and makes up almost 10% of our annual giving. It’s also an opportunity to thank our sponsors, celebrate another successful season, and get excited for the upcoming season!