Curtain Call 2020 Virtual Gala
Due to the serious nature of events unfolding around the country, we have come to recognize that holding our Curtain Call Virtual Gala, originally scheduled for this Friday, June 5, is not appropriate at this time.
While our theatre may be facing challenges, it is incumbent upon us to recognize that there are other needs to be attended to in the face of multiple national crises. Our hearts are with all those here in Rochester and across the nation who are suffering in this tragic time. Geva stands in solidarity with all those who are committed to fighting racism. Please see our complete statement here if you have not yet had the chance to read it.
It is our intention to hold the Virtual Gala at a later date. Please be assured that our Online Auction, which has already been running for several weeks, will be closing at a time to be announced soon. We will continue to assess alternative plans for the Virtual Gala and post updates here as soon as decisions can be made.
We thank you for your patience and all of your support. If you have questions, click below for additional information.
artists, staff & supporters share their Geva stories
Come together to Support Geva
Friends, there has never been a moment in our 47-season history when we needed you more than we do right now.
Geva Theatre Center brings joy to over 140,000 audience members each year. Our Education and Engagement programs serve over 40,000 adults and students annually. We employ hundreds of individuals from the Rochester community. All of that had to pause on March 13, 2020, because of the Covid-19 crisis. We needed to close our doors for the public good.
Since shutting down in March, we have suffered significant financial losses and have had to reduce our staff. Those who remain are pouring heart and soul into staying connected with you and accessing every possible resource to make it possible for us to reopen. We are grateful to all of you who have been incredibly supportive throughout this crisis. This collective spirit of commitment gives us great hope, and we are guided by faith in our ability to do whatever it takes to welcome you back.
By supporting Curtain Call, you are ensuring the future of Geva's artists, creators, educators and other staff.
Theatre feeds our souls, and we also want to assist those in our community who are in need of food for survival. In this spirit, Geva will donate a portion of the proceeds we raise through Curtain Call 2020 to Foodlink.
Thank you for making sure we all can return to the theatre we love so much. With your help, the curtain will rise again at Geva Theatre Center.
This Curtain Call isn't an ending. In fact, it's only the beginning.
If you wish to donate …
For nearly 20 years, Curtain Call has been a tradition for Geva supporters. This year's event comes at a crucial moment in the life of our theatre.
Your contribution will help us continue to engage, educate and entertain future generations of artists, patrons and students.
$25 from every donation of $50 or more goes to support Foodlink.
Watch & Listen Now: Virtual Geva
We've been busy creating some theatre-focused diversions for you. Enjoy.