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Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

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Celebrate 30 Years

Shape the Legacy of the Brooks Center

Thirty years ago, the Friends of the Brooks Center came together to create a home for the performing arts at Clemson. As we look forward to the next 30 years, join us in shaping the continued legacy of artistic excellence at the Brooks Center. To attract outstanding artists, we need outstanding facilities. After 30 years, many spaces in the building need renovation. Due to the growth of the Department of Performing Arts, building additions are necessary to create much-needed space. The Brooks Center is dedicated to creating a welcoming and accessible environment. We will continue to prioritize projects like the ADA parking expansion, ramp, and Brooks Theatre balcony elevator. Our ability to carry out our mission relies on your generosity. By making a gift to our operating campaign, you help ensure the Brooks Center continues to inspire audiences for the next 30 years.

Make an Impact

Friends of the Brooks Center

Ways to Give

The Friends of the Brooks Center is an active organization of loyal patrons who share a love and appreciation of the arts. Our Friends give generously of their time, energy and money in order to strengthen the performing arts in the Clemson community.

There are many ways to give including by phone, mail, recurring draft or by faculty/staff payroll deduction. Visit the "ways to give" page to learn more. 

Find out if your company offers gift matching by searching Clemson's gift-matching database.

Benefits

Your generous contributions deserve recognition. Receive exclusive benefits to enhance your Brooks Center experience all season long.

  • THE FOUNDERS ($10,000-$24,999)
    • A named sponsorship of one Brooks Center event and one use of the Markvan Bellamy Brooks Theatre
    • One use of the Yvonne Childers Brooks Lobby
    • One use of the Wade Woodard Jr. Green Room or the Brooks Center Courtyard
    • Invitation to attend Presidents Club experiences
    • Reserved parking in Patrons' Row
    • Preferential seating in the Brooks Theatre
    • Early access to tickets and recognition in select programs
  • CLEMSON FELLOWS ($5,000-$9,999)
    • One use of the Yvonne Childers Brooks Lobby
    • One use of the Wade Woodard Jr. Green Room or the Brooks Center Courtyard
    • Invitation to attend Presidents Club experiences
    • Reserved parking in Patrons' Row
    • Preferential seating in the Brooks Theatre
    • Early access to tickets and recognition in select programs
  • CLEMSON AMBASSADORS ($2,500-$4,999)
    • One use of the Wade Woodard Jr. Green Room or the Brooks Center Courtyard
    • Invitation to attend Presidents Club experiences
    • Reserved parking in Patrons' Row
    • Preferential seating in the Brooks Theatre
    • Early access to tickets and recognition in select programs
  • PRESIDENTS CLUB ($1,000-$2,499)
    • Invitation to attend Presidents Club experiences
    • Reserved parking in Patrons' Row
    • Preferential seating in the Brooks Theatre
    • Early access to tickets and recognition in select programs
  • ORDER OF THE SILVER TIGER ($500-$999)
    • Reserved parking in Patrons' Row
    • Preferential seating in the Brooks Theatre
    • Early access to tickets and recognition in select programs
  • UNIVERSITY CLUB ($250-$499)
    • Preferential seating in the Brooks Theatre
    • Early access to tickets and recognition in select programs
  • CENTURY CLUB ($100-$249)
    • Early access to tickets and recognition in select programs

Become a Business Sponsor

A business sponsorship of the Brooks Center season supports programming for all ages, from early childhood to seniors and everyone in between. The Brooks Center draws audiences from the upstate area and the university community. As your sponsorship level increases, so does your reach. At higher levels, your brand visibility increases with email marketing opportunities, stage announcements and ads in our Season Brochure.

Support performing arts at Clemson University and reach a new audience.

Email for more information.

Volunteer

Do you love the performing arts and interacting with people? We have the volunteer opportunity for you!

Our volunteer ushers ensure patrons feel welcome and comfortable at the Brooks Center. Ushers work with the House Manager to seat patrons, pass out programs and scan tickets. Once the audience is inside the theatre our ushers can enjoy the show as well!

Opportunities to volunteer range from our morning Tri-ART performances for local K-12 audiences to our evening performances. Ushers must volunteer for at least four events each season and are required to arrive one hour before curtain.

We have two training opportunities each August for new and returning ushers. All volunteers must attend one of these training sessions to participate. New volunteers must also complete a background check.

If you are interested in becoming an usher, please complete the form below.

Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
Brooks Center for the Performing Arts | 221 Brooks Center, Box 340525, Clemson, SC 29634