Join us for our annual New York Deaf Theatre Benefit on Friday, June 2nd from 7-11pm which promises to be our best one yet! This year’s theme: A NIGHT AMONG THE STARS, encourages guests to indulge in the glamour of old New York and Broadway, with an evening of cocktails, appetizers and dancing.

This year we are excited to introduce two ticket options for our supporters:

-General admission tickets are $75 from 7-11pm, featuring an Open Bar, Specialty Cocktails, Appetizers and Silent Auction. 

-VIP admission tickets are $125, which includes an extra exclusive VIP only hour of celebration from 6-7pm, and entitles you to our special NYDT VIP Gift Bag (Minimum Value $50), a special performance by Kriston Lee Pumphrey, and more!

All proceeds from the annual benefit go towards our upcoming NYDT 2017-18 Theatrical season. This year's event is graciously sponsored by the SignTalk Foundation as our Major Sponsor, and Sign Language Resources and ASL Interpreter Referral Service as our Generous Sponsors. We are honored that they are recognizing the importance of our continued efforts to create theatre that gives more opportunities for Deaf artists and provides a cultural home for the Deaf community to see their own lives and experiences reflected on stage.

General Admission:  $75 advance, $100 at the door
    *Admission from 7pm-11pm
    *4 hour open bar
    *Delicious appetizers  
VIP Experience: $125 advance, $150 at the door
    *Admission from 6pm-11pm
    *All the perks of general admission
    *Private pre-hour experience, sponsored by Sign Language Resources which includes::
    *Performance by special guest Kriston Lee Pumphrey!
    *Specialty cocktail exclusively served to our VIPs all evening
    *Tasty pre-event appetizer
    *VIP Gift Bag
For important information please read here, and our FAQ page.



Is there a dress code?
We encourage cocktail attire! 

What's included in the general admission ticket price?
    *4 hours of open-bar
    *Hand passed appetizers
    *Our Silent Auction

    *Mystery Stars!


What's included in the VIP ticket price?
VIP experience is intended for those willing to be significant supporters of NYDT.  With this ticket you will have all the perks of general admission, with a private pre-hour experience, sponsored by Sign Language Resources. The experience includes the following:
    *Unique performance with special guest--details to follow!
    *Specialty cocktail exclusively served to our VIPs all evening
    *Tasty pre-event appetizer
    *VIP Gift Bag


Is my ticket tax deductible?
Your ticket is NOT tax deductible due to the fact that you are getting something in exchange for the price. However, if you donate anything on top of your ticket price (e.g make a $5 donation or click to join Donor Circle) that IS tax deductible.

If I buy something from the Silent Auction, is that tax deductible?
If you bid higher than the retail value of the item, and win, then the difference IS tax deductible. 
For example, if show tickets are listed at $100 retail value and you win with a bid of $150, then $50 can be written off on your taxes!

What's a Mystery Star?
You'll have to show up to find out! ;) Mystery Stars are available for $20, so bring your cash and be surprised. 

How can I pay for Silent Auction and Mystery Star items?
You can use cash, credit or check! We accept all major credit cards.

I can't make it to the benefit, how else can I donate?

Please visit our DONATE page and join our Donor Circle!

Is the venue handicap accessible?
Absolutely. This venue is ground level with a handicap accessible bathroom as well.


I have allergy/dietary concerns, can I have specially made appetizers?
Although we cannot create an entire separate menu of hand-passed appetizers, we are willing to have our caterer make something that fits your needs. Please contact Jamie directly


Are you in need of volunteers?
NYDT is ever grateful for ALL of our committed volunteers! At the moment, we are not looking for volunteers for the fundraiser, but you are welcome to join our volunteer list for upcoming opportunities.


Will there be an after party?
Check back for details!


For further questions please send us an email at


A Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors

New York Deaf Theatre's programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

New York Deaf Theatre's programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.   

New York Deaf Theatre's success depends on the generosity of our donors.  Help us continue to make great, accessible theatre together!