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Join the Friends of the Florida Theatre

Friends of the Florida Theatre is a critical source of support for our nonprofit. Ticket sales and other revenue comprise 70% of our operating budget; the remainder is raised through generous contributions from people like you. If you love downtown, the arts, cultural entertainment, historic preservation, or the Florida Theatre, consider purchasing a membership.

Help us maintain the same high standards you’ve come to know from the Florida Theatre, downtown Jacksonville’s cultural icon since 1927, your community’s nonprofit since 1987.

Opening Act ($25-$149 annually)

  • Your name in our brand-new Florida Theatre playbill called Ovations.
  • Inclusion in our eClub program and opportunity to buy tickets 24 hours prior to the general public for most shows.

Ensemble ($150- $499 annually) | Includes all Opening Act benefits, plus:

  • Friends of the Florida Theatre membership card
  • Advance email notice of concerts and events.
  • Access to the exclusive Donor Lounge during select performances.
  • Opportunity to buy two tickets for preferred seats four days before the public for most shows (deadlines apply).

Cameo Role ($500-$999 annually) | Includes all Ensemble benefits, plus:

  • Priority advance ticketing before Ensemble members.
  • Two complimentary beverage coupons redeemable at the Theatre’s refreshment bars with each ticket order.
  • Two complimentary season passes to the Theatre’s Summer Movie Classics series.
  • Opportunity to buy four tickets for preferred seats four days before the public for most shows (deadlines apply).

The Marquee Society

The prestigious Marquee Society is the elite group of Florida Theatre supporters whose generous leadership contributions to the Annual Fund enable us to maintain the highest quality in programming, to preserve the theatre for future generations, and to enrich the cultural life of our entire community.

Featured Role ($1,000-$4,999 annually) | Includes all Cameo benefits, plus:

  • Marquee Society membership card
  • Invitation to exclusive annual Marquee Society donor recognition event.
  • Four complimentary beverage coupons redeemable at the Theatre’s refreshment bars with each ticket order.
  • Private backstage tour by appointment.
  • Priority advanced ticketing for six and guaranteed seats in the first 15 rows at all Florida Theatre sponsored events.

Starring Role ($5,000- $9,999 annually) | Includes all Featured Role benefits, plus:

  • Your name in lights! A message of your choice on the Theatre marquee for a day
  • Access to house seats for your last-minute ticket needs.
  • Six complimentary beverage coupons redeemable at the Theatre’s refreshment bars with each ticket order.
  • Guaranteed advanced premium seating for eight within the first 10 rows for all Theatre sponsored events.

Directors Circle ($10,000 and above annually) | Includes all Starring Role benefits, plus:

  • Use of the historic Florida Theatre for a day for your party or event (subject to availability; labor charges may apply).
  • Guaranteed advanced premium reserved seats for ten within the first five rows for all Theatre sponsored events.