Become a Member



May is the perfect time to support The Center. Celebrating 17 years of presenting and advocating for excellence in the arts, The Center for the Arts is sharing the love with their May Membership Drive running from through the month of May.

As a non profit organization, membership support is critical for The Center to continue to bring diverse, consistent and quality programming to Nevada County. In addition to supporting a non profit institution in our community, a membership provides great benefits.

If you become a member, renew, upgrade to the next level or refer a friend during the drive you are automatically entered to win on of two fantastic drawings. For the First Drawing, you could win 2 tickets to every show presented by The Center for the Arts for one year. For the Second Drawing, you could win an entertainment basket with tickets to California WorldFest, Dancing with Our Stars, KVMR’s Celtic Festival, Nevada City Film Festival, InConcert Sierra, Music in the Mountains, Nevada County Fair and much more!
Last year alone, Members like you provided free and low cost programs to 7,500 youth and allowed us to present over 150 annual events including Open Studios, Family Fun Day and California WorldFest. Membership is the lifeline of the Center and allows us to keep our programs inventive and relevant to the whole community. We are grateful for your dedication in making the arts accessible to everyone. Your support makes that difference.

Please make a gift today.


In order to offer high quality programming year after year, to bring new experiences to our audiences, create quality arts education programs, and to provide a place for collaborations that benefit the whole community, we need you!

Why membership matters…

Membership at The Center is about being a part of something. Being a part of our community and coming to shows to experience something amazing together. We have so much we want to share with you! Every performance here is an opportunity to see one another, laugh with new people, and teach your dance moves to a whole new crowd.

Ticket sales only cover about 60% of our annual expenses. We rely on your donations to keep entertainment local, ticket prices competitive, and performances intimate. Generous donations like yours help us provide The Center as a venue for many free community events and programs for local youth and undeserved populations of Nevada County.

Join today and enjoy all the benefits of Center Membership! Join as an EVERGREEN Member of The Center and you can make low monthly payments to keep your membership going all year long.  To sign up for Evergreen Membership call The Center at 530-274-8384. 

All members receive:
Advance purchase opportunities
Savings of up to $10 per ticket
Access to special member-only events
And much more! (see levels below)

FAN – $75-$199 ($6.25 / Mo)
Includes all the benefits of membership for one year
CAST – 200-$499  ($16.66 / Mo)
Includes all the benefits of the FAN LEVEL for one year PLUS:
One $10 ticket voucher*
Two complimentary drink coupons
DEVOTEE – $500-$999 ($41.66 / Mo)
Includes all the benefits of CAST LEVEL for one year PLUS:
Two $10 ticket vouchers*
Four complimentary drink coupons
Two Encore for a day passes
Option to purchase two additional tickets at member price (SIX total)


Encore Club recognizes contributions made by members at a level of $1,000 or more.
As The Center’s most generous supporters, Encore Club members are critical in sustaining our mission to promote and present the arts for the enrichment of our community. Encore Club members enjoy exclusive benefits throughout the year and have the opportunity to participate in unique events including meet-and-greet occasions with visiting artists and speakers, our annual “State of The Center” dinner, an annual complimentary appreciation event. As well, Encore members have first access to tickets when new shows are announced, reserved seating, personalized ticket services and much more.


Premium tickets, if applicable on sale first to Encore Members. If premium seats are sold out, see below for Encore Club benefits:

Premium ticket generally includes:
Reserved Parking at the rear of the Vet’s Hall
Reserved seating under your name in the first section adjacent to the stage

Star Encore Members ($5,000+)
Receive reserved parking at every performance

For shows with General Admission seating, no reserved seats on floor or in bleachers or for shows where Premium is sold out and rest of venue is non reserved seats:
Access to the venue 1/2 hour ahead of doors opening to the general public

Premier Encore Members ($2,500+)
Reserved seating in best available section (at the discretion of artist)

Star Encore Members ($5,000+)
Always receive reserved parking at every performance

For Open Floor General Admission events with no chair seating:
The first two rows of the middle of the bleachers will be reserved for Encore Members. Please contact the box office to reserve your seat.

Star Encore Members ($5,000+)
Always receive reserved parking at every performance

For shows with all reserved seats: Encore Club members always have first access to the best seats. We will keep you on a waiting list if you miss the premium seat window and do our best to accommodate your seating requests. We encourage you to buy tickets when shows go on sale so not to miss the opportunity for best seating!


ADVOCATE – $1,000-$2,499 ($83.33 / Mo)
Includes all the benefits of DEVOTEE LEVEL for one year PLUS:
Advance purchase opportunities before all other members
Ten complimentary drink coupons
Option to purchase FOUR additional tickets at member price (EIGHT total)
Ticket Mailing Services for all your tickets
Reserved seating for EIGHT at The Center
Invitations to special Encore Club programming and events
Early entrance at larger off-site venues

PREMIER – $2,500-$4,999 ($208.33 / Mo)
Includes all the benefits of ADVOCATE LEVEL for one year PLUS:
2 Vouchers for Reserved Parking at any event at The Center
The opportunity to host your own event for up to 10 people in our Granucci Room.
Call The Center at 530-274-8384

STAR – $5,000+ ($416.66 / Mo)
Includes all the benefits of PREMIER LEVEL for one year PLUS:
Reserved parking for one vehicle at ALL ticketed events at The Center
The opportunity to host your own event for up to 20 people in our Granucci Room.
Call The Center at 530-274-8384

Unless otherwise stated, member pricing is limited to 4 tickets per member. Access codes are sent to members via email for early purchase opportunities. Seating arrangements for you and your guests must be made in advance through the Box Office.

Ticket vouchers, drink coupons, reserved parking and seating are valid only for productions by The Center for the Arts and may not be available for co-productions or rental events. Vouchers are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Only one voucher can be used per transaction.

Membership is good for one year from the date you sign up. Automatic renewal and monthly payment options are available.