Performing Arts Series Society

For nearly 100 years, the Performing Arts Series has been bringing celebrated artists in chamber music, dance, and theatre to campus – to perform, inspire, and conduct residencies.

Not only does the Performing Arts Series enhance Middlebury’s curriculum and ignite cultural and creative exploration, it allows the local community to enjoy levels of artistry usually only available in major cities.

The founders and first benefactors of the Performing Arts  Series were the College trustees, who, in 1919, underwrote a season of “entertainments” so that students could buy affordable tickets. Their generosity at that time created the series, and generosity today is allowing it to continue and thrive.
Since ticket sales cover only one third of the series’ operating costs, we rely on contributions to help support the work of bringing acclaimed artists and emerging alumni performers to campus. Members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) provide much of this crucial support.
In appreciation for their patronage of the arts, members of PASS receive advance opportunities to purchase tickets, advance notice of special events, exclusive invitations, opportunities to meet artists, and more.


Performing Arts Series Society
2014-2015 Membership Tiers and Benefits


  • Advance preview of next season’s performances
  • Invitation to annual Members’ reception (April 12, 2015)
  • Advance notice of new performances or special events
  • Your name listed on our website and in our programs
  • Priority ticket processing of up to 2 tickets per show (Sept. 2014)


All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Five $2 coupons towards artist CDs or merchandise
  • Priority ticket processing of up to 4 tickets per show (Sept. 2014)

PARTNER $1,000

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Five additional $2 coupons (for a total of 10) towards artist CDs or merchandise
  • Exclusive “concierge” phone line to assist with your ticketing and event needs

PRODUCER $2,500 and up

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Named sponsorship of one performance from the programmed season
  • Acknowledgement of your generous sponsorship in all publicity, cover of the program and lobby signage
  • A program and CD signed by the sponsored performance’s artist(s)
  • Under special circumstances, a courtesy meet-and-greet with the sponsored performance’s artist(s)
  • Invitation to lunch with the director of the Performing Arts Series

SCHOLARS  (For Middlebury students only, by application, no fee)

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Scholars-only reception in conjunction with one of the series performances
  • “Like” the Performing Arts Series on Facebook ( to access an exclusive student group where you can discuss series events and receive additional artist information
  • Promote three of our events on Facebook or Twitter and receive a complimentary student ticket to a series performance
  • Invitations to exclusive events with series artists, when possible

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Questions? Please call 802.443.PASS (7277) or e-mail

Gifts made to Middlebury College are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Once your gift has been processed, your tax deductible receipt will be mailed to you at the billing address provided.

Mahaney Center for the Arts
Middlebury College
South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-3168 phone
(802) 443-2834 fax
(802) 443-3155 TTY