Theatre Guild

UCI Drama Theatre Guild


The UC Irvine Department of Drama was founded in 1965 as one of the original departments in the University, and in 2005 was declared a “Department of Excellence.” At any given time UCI Drama alumni may be seen on Broadway, in national tours, and on film and television screens.

Theatre Guild was begun as a means to further engage our audiences, and bring together a community of those interested in supporting educational theatre. In recent years, as state support continues to stagnate, our productions rely ever more heavily on support from community donors. In exchange for your generous contributions, we are passionate about enriching your experience of our Department and our offerings, and creating a sense of family between our patrons and our student performers.  We sincerely thank you for your ongoing trust and support.

   -  Dr. Daniel Gary Busby, Chair

Giving Levels


$100 - $249                                    FRIEND

  • Recognition in all season programs
  • Recognition on UCI Drama website
  • Invitation to pre-show talks 

$250 - $499                                     CONTRIBUTOR

  • Benefits listed above, plus
  • Priority seating
  • Souvenir poster signed by cast

$500 - $999                                     SUPPORTER

  • Benefits listed above, plus
  • Quarterly “sneak-previews”
  • Attend a production meeting

$1,000 - $1,499                             PATRON

  • Benefits listed above, plus
  • Annual donor recognition event
  • Attendance at a final dress rehearsal

$1,500 - $2,999                             SPONSOR

  • Benefits listed above, plus
  • Listed as season co-sponsor
  • Private tour of set with designer, director, or artistic director

$3,000                                              DESIGN SPONSOR                 

If you’re specifically interested in one design element of a particular show (costumes, lighting, sound), fund that element to attend a design meeting and be recognized in the performance program.


Make Checks payable to:

UCI Foundation, write “Theatre Guild” in the notes section, and mail to:

Leslie Blough, UCI Dept. of Drama, 249 Drama, Irvine, CA 92697-2775


You may also donate online at by clicking here (same link as the giving button on the front page of the website)


For more information, please contact

Leslie Blough at

(949) 824-8062 or


Thank you again for your support!