Join or Renew as a Member:
Enjoy 4 Extra Months of Benefits!

LPA tote

"LPA is a real treasure for us all." -Sarah Jessica Parker

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (LPA) captures today’s great productions so that we can bring them to life for tomorrow's artists and scholars. Your membership will help ensure that the performing arts live forever!

In celebration of The New York Public Library's 125th year, we are offering exclusive benefits in 2020, like a limited-edition tote, increased shop and ticket discounts, and invitations to members-only events.

Make your gift today and your membership will be valid through December 31, 2021. That's 4 extra months of benefits, for free! Please note that limited-time benefits related to the Library's 125th anniversary are valid through 2020.

Make a monthly gift & get a tote | Make a fully tax-deductible gift

Join or Renew as a Member:
Enjoy 4 Extra Months of Benefits!

Become a Friend of the Library for the Performing Arts & receive special benefits, from members-only exhibition previews to behind-the-scenes tours.

In celebration of The New York Public Library's 125th year, we are offering exclusive benefits in 2020, like a limited-edition tote, increased shop and ticket discounts, and invitations to members-only events.

Make your gift today and your membership will be valid through December 31, 2021. That's 4 extra months of benefits, for free! Please note that limited-time benefits related to the Library's 125th anniversary are valid through 2020.

Make a monthly gift & get a tote | Make a fully tax-deductible gift

Field Is Required Select Gift Amount
  • Personalized donor membership card
  • A year's subscription to LPA's quarterly e-newsletter
  • Special 12.5% discount at the Library Shop at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street and online, throughout 2020 (typically 10%)
  • Special 12.5% discount at the Schomburg Shop, throughout 2020 (typically 10%)
  • Special 12.5% discount on LIVE from NYPL tickets and access to presale, throughout 2020 (typically 10%)
  • 20% discount at the Amy's Bread Café at LPA

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • ​Invitations to attend exhibition openings at LPA
  • Two tickets to the Library's annual Holiday Open House—the most festive event of the year
  • Invitation for two to the annual Book Swap, where members exchange favorite books

All Designers Circle benefits, plus:

  • Limited-edition 125th anniversary tote (while supplies last)
  • Special access to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library celebrations
  • Special access to the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures
  • Complimentary personalized book dedication
  • Listing on digital donor wall

All Anniversary Designers Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend members-only VIP receptions at LPA
  • Four total tickets to the Library's annual Holiday Open House
  • Invitation for two to the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon, featuring today's most exciting writers and thinkers
  • Reserved seating for two at select LPA film screenings
  • Special 25% discount on LIVE from NYPL general admission tickets, throughout 2020 (typically 20%)

All Directors Circle benefits, plus:

  • A backstage look at LPA's collections
  • Reserved seating for two at select LPA musical theatre performances
  • Early access to registration for select public programs

All Producers Circle benefits, plus:

  • Special behind-the-scenes tour of your choice with curators of the Music, Dance, Theatre, or Recorded Sound Divisions
  • Acknowledgment of your support in the Library's Annual Report
  • Exclusive exhibition openings at The New York Public Library's research libraries

All Angels Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to exclusive Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library ribbon-cutting ceremony
  • Advanced tickets to our grand 125th Anniversary Gala—a celebration unlike any other and the finale of our 125 year!

All Anniversary Angels Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend Cocktails with a Curator, an evening with one of LPA's prominent curators and exclusive access to our celebrated collections.

All Benefactors Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Director’s Luncheon, featuring guest performing artists

All Stars Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the exclusive Library Leadership Luncheon with Library President Tony Marx and special guests

Friends of LPA membership benefits start at $50. Benefits will be matched according to the level of the donation.

Gift type:

Membership Benefits

By choosing to not receive benefits with your membership, your gift is fully tax deductible and you will not receive a member card, invitations to events, e-updates, or be eligible for member discounts.

Billing Information

Payment Information

Payment Method:

Credit Card Information:

Credit Card Type:
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
What is this?

Check Information

Total Gift: $0.00
Charity Navigator logo