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The Clemens Center Gala

April 22, 2023
6:00pm – 11:00pm



VIP – $125

includes one reserved seat, one cocktail voucher, and one gift bag 

General Admission – $75

includes event admission

Are you unable to attend, but would still like to support the Clemens Center?

Please select “Support Backstage Pass”
on the drop down menu


Contact our Director of Development, Kate Fuller:

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The Clemens Center Gala

Join us for our Backstage Pass Gala 2023, the Clemens Center’s largest annual party where guests get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the theatre while helping raise funds to support and sustain our historic building and the diversity of performing arts programming that we present each year. This year’s event will feature:

Spotlight Seating on the Powers Theater Stage
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar
Exclusive Backstage Tours
Live & Silent Auctions
Wine Pull
Dance Party & Dessert

Special Live Performance by:
Mentalist & Mind Reader Christopher Grace

Catering by:
Serendipity Catering

Join us and take center stage as you help us reach our goal of $70,000 at this year’s gala celebration! Every dollar earned will help support and sustain our historic theatre and the performing arts programming we provide each year.

Sponsorship Support:
If your business would like to support this year’s gala, sponsorships are still available. We would also be happy to customize a package to best suit your needs. View the available sponsor packages and benefits below:

Many Thanks to our 2023 Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

The Dunn Group logo

Centerpiece Sponsor:

WENY-TV logo

Wine Pull Sponsor:

Hilliard Corp logo

Bar Sponsor:

Schuler-Haas Electric Corp logo

Photography Sponsor:

Mike & Missy Wayne

Dessert Sponsor:

Appleridge Senior Living Logo

Lock & Key Sponsor :

Ray Jewelers

Gift Bag Sponsors:

Chemung Supply Corporation logo      Gough Holding Corp logo      Kennedy Valve logo

Table Sponsors:

Capriotti Properties
Chemung Canal Trust Company
HOLT Architects/Streeter Associates, Inc.
L. Glenn Poppleton
Mengel Metzger Barr & Co., LLP
XGen Pharmaceuticals DJB

Laury Ellen Ward, Chair
Karen Cromer, Executive Director
Christina Episcopo
Kate Fuller
William Kasian
L. Glenn Poppleton
Holly Strickland

For questions and/or more information, please contact:
Kate Fuller Director of Development (607) 735-2776 | katef@clemenscenter.org

Masking and proof of vaccination are not required for event attendees. If conditions change in the region to merit a return to use of masks, you will be informed in advance.

Dates/times/programs/protocols subject to change. 

You can request a copy of our most recently filed financial report from the Charities Bureau Registry on the New York Attorney General’s website www.charitiesnys.com or by contacting us:

Chemung County Performing Arts dba Clemens Center, PO Box 1046, Elmira, NY 14902
New York State Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005

Information on New York charitable organizations can be found on the New York Attorney General’s website www.charitiesnys.com or by contacting (212) 416-8401.


Ticket prices vary for each performance and are either Reserved or General Admission seating. For patrons with special needs, please inquire about services when placing your order.

The Clemens Center Box Office and ClemensCenter.org are the only OFFICIAL and AUTHORIZED sellers of Clemens Center event tickets. Tickets purchased from other sources may be 1) more expensive 2) invalid and 3) ineligible for assistance. The Clemens Center is not responsible for tickets purchased from other sources.

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