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What is the Friends Program?

Capitol Friends are those donors who participate in our annual campaign. Donors have the option to give once a year or more to support Capitol theatre programming and operations. This is separate from any capital fundraising that we do, which is related to particular capital project. Annual fund gifts are unrestricted, which means that they are not given for a specific purpose.

How can I become a Friend?
Friend contributions can be made online (using the Donate Now button), in person at the box office, or by phone at (315) 337-6277. There is no minimum amount; we encourage donors to consider what the Capitol means to them and give as they feel is appropriate. That said, you will find some guidelines on the donation page that will help put your gift in perspective.

What does my Friends donation support?
Donations to the friends program support the ongoing operation of Rome Capitol Theatre. This includes staffing, utilities, equipment, programming, supplies, and ongoing maintenance. Donations help us to keep ticket prices reasonable so that we can serve as many patrons as possible!

What do I get in return for my Friends contribution?
Friends receive ticket discounts to Capitol-produced events. (These events are marked with an asterisk [*] on our printed schedules and on the website.) Friends can also take advantage of Free Friend Fridays, which entitle them to free admission at Friday performances that are produced by the Capitol. During shows that the Capitol does not produce, Friends who show their card at the window will receive another great surprise to thank them for being a Friend. You never know what the surprise will be! Plus, all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

How do I know when to renew my Friends program participation?
Each Friends Program donor of $5 or more receives a Friend card, which lists the dates during which the donor is a member of the Friends program. If for any reason you lose your card, or it never arrives, please feel free to call us at (315) 337-6277. We can check on your expiration date and issue you a new card if necessary.

In addition, you can access the Donor Services table in the foyer near the concession stand at each Capitol event.

Where can I find out more information?
For more information, you can contact Kylie Pierce, the Capitol's Development Director, at kylie@romecapitol.com or by calling (315) 337-6277.