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


$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

  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.

Giving Levels

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 

For more information, please contact

Leslie Blough at

(949) 824-8062 or


Thank you again for your support!