Performance & Event Sponsorship

Classical Series

Sponsor One Classical Music Season Performance: $20,000
Sponsor an Entire Season of Classical Music Performances: $200,000

Each season, Opening Nights Performing Arts presents an internationally recognized Classical Music Series comprised of the world’s leading soloists, ensembles, and orchestras in the acoustically pristine Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Recent classical artists include cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and vocal ensembles The King’s Singers and Chanticleer.


American Music Series

Sponsor One American Music Season Performance: $20,000
Sponsor an Entire Season of American Music Performances: $120,000

From bebop to swing, big band to guitar duos, and New Orleans second-line to R&B instrumental, Opening Nights Performing Arts presents the most current and cutting-edge American music performances in the Southeast. Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding, Pat Metheny, Trombone Shorty, and Diana Krall are just a handful of our most recent American Music Series artists.


Dance Series

Sponsor One Dance Season Performance: $10,000
Sponsor an Entire Season of Dance Performances: $120,000

The Opening Nights Performing Arts Dance Series is comprised of companies whose work encompasses ballet, modern, hip-hop, and more, and all presented in the exquisite settings of Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre and Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Recent Dance Series artists include lauded companies like Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Urban Bush Women, Ragamala Dance, and Mark Morris Dance Group.


Spoken Word Series

Sponsor One Spoken Word Performance: $20,000
Sponsor an Entire Season of Spoken Word Performances: $120,000

Stand-up comedians, internationally recognized chefs, celebrated activists, best selling authors, and many more make up Opening Nights’ Spoken Word Series. Lewis Black, Adam Johnson, David Sedaris, and Piper Kerman are just a few of our most recent artists to grace our stages.


Global Music Series

Sponsor One Global Music Season Performance: $10,000
Sponsor an Entire Season of Global Music Performances: $120,000

Our Global Music Series is boasts performances featuring both traditional and contemporary presentations of music from around the globe. Recent performances include those by the Soweto Gospel Choir (Africa), Zakir Hussain (India), and Danu (Ireland).


Chamber Arts Series

Sponsor One Chamber Arts Season Performance: $10,000
Sponsor an Entire Season of Chamber Arts Performances: $120,000

Opening Nights presents world-class Chamber Arts recitalists and small ensembles in various venues on and off of Florida State University’s campus each year. Many of the performances include state, country, and even international premiers of new work. Recent performances include the Ahn Trio, violinists Hilary Hahn & Nicola Benedetti, and guitarists John Williams & Miloš Karadaglić.


Theatre Series

Sponsor One Theatre Season Performance: $10,000
Sponsor an Entire Season of Theatre Performances: $120,000

We’re proud to present a varied selection of theatre companies each year, carefully selected to provoke thought, entertain audiences, and introduce new work in our community. The Acting Company, National Theatre of Scotland, and Actors from the London Stage are just a few examples of our most recent Theatre Series artists.


Film Series

Sponsor One Film Season Performance: $10,000
Sponsor an Entire Season of Film Performances: $60,000

Working with the leading filmmakers and curators of independent film, Opening Nights presents celebrated, gripping films every season. Screenwriters, directors, actors and more often attend our screenings and engage in inspiring dialog on the creative and technical process of filmmaking with our guests. Recent works include Racing Extinction (2015), Palo Alto (2014), and War Witch (2013).