Friends of Beckman Auditorium

We invite you to join The Friends of Beckman Auditorium, a group which has been supporting the performing arts at Caltech since 1967.

When you become a Friend of Beckman Auditorium, you are saying that science education and arts education matters to you. Your donation is used to help fund our K-12 educational outreach programs such as our Performing Arts Events and our Reel Science Events.

To join, please call the Friends Service Desk at (626) 395-6400, or join online by going to the Caltech giving page, clicking on "Special Gifts" and then selecting "Friends of Beckman Auditorium" as the designation.

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$100 - CURIOSITY

  • Four priority seating tickets for each event in the popular Watson Lecture series
  • Friends of Beckman Auditorium e-newsletter
  • Friends' discount of $3 off reserved seating single event tickets (excluding special events)
  • Early entry to the Auditorium Lobby through the exclusive Friends' Entrance
  • Advance notice and priority ticketing assistance for Caltech events
  • Acknowledgement of your support at events throughout the season

$250 - EXPLORATION

Membership privileges listed for Curiosity, plus

  • Six priority seating tickets for each event in the popular Watson Lecture series
  • Preferred seating at most Beckman Auditorium events
  • Friends' discount of $4 off reserved seating single event tickets (excluding special events)
  • Excursions to local scientific and cultural destinations
  • Invitations to artist receptions and speaker dinners

$500 - DISCOVERY

Membership privileges listed for Exploration, plus

  • Access to the Beckman Lounge before events and at intermission
  • Preferred parking at all Caltech public events
  • Two complimentary tickets to select high-profile events (such as Stephen Hawking lectures and the Einstein Centennial Lectures)

$750 - TRANSFORMATION

Membership privileges as listed for Discovery, plus

  • Eight priority seating tickets for each event in the popular Watson Lecture series
  • Annual subscription to Caltech's Engineering & Science magazine (normally $20/year)
  • Friends' discount of $5 off reserved seating single event tickets (excluding special events)

$1000 - ZENITH

Membership privileges as listed for Transformation, plus

  • Ten priority seating tickets for each event in the popular Watson Lecture series
  • Four complimentary tickets to select high-profile events (such as Stephen Hawking lectures and the Einstein Centennial Lectures)
  • Private tour of one of our cutting-edge research laboratories
  • Acknowledgement as a cosponsor of Caltech Public Events in printed materials

If you are unable to join The Friends at this time, your contribution in any amount is welcomed and encouraged.

The Friends of Beckman Auditorium is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.