Live from the comfort of your own living room, you're invited to join us for our first ever virtual fundraiser event! With the shelter-in-place order extended through the end of May, we are reimagining our annual gala fundraiser as an online event that the entire community can experience. The event is FREE to all.


Palo Alto Players 2020 Virtual Gala Fundraiser: PLAY!

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 5pm PT (plus join us for the pre-show virtual happy hour at 4:30pm PT)


Hosted by Palo Alto Players Artistic Director Patrick Klein and Managing Director Elizabeth Santana, the program will feature: 


  • Special ‘at home’ performances and guest appearances from some of your favorite Players’ artists

  • Local food & drink partners (purchase directly in advance to ensure availability!)

    • PLAY! menu at Teleferic Barcelona: Palo Alto's premier location for authentic Spanish paella and tapas • 650.321.0512 • takeout or $10 delivery between Redwood City and Mountain View (limited availability—first come, first served)

    • Gott's: your choice from a full menu of American roadside classics • 650.326.1000 • takeout or delivery via DoorDash

    • The Market: delectable deli and dessert offerings from the store voted Palo Alto's "Best Grocery & Produce" • 650.665.7590 • in-store shopping, curbside service, or delivery

    • PLAY! signature cocktail ingredients from Willows Market: wine, spirits, craft beer, and more from Menlo Park's neighborhood favorite • 650.322.0743 • in-store shopping

  • An online auction with one-of-a-kind experiences

  • A virtual improv show whose title will be chosen by YOU

  • And more playful surprises!

Attendance is free and open to all. Reserve your ticket now!
All proceeds from the gala fundraiser will keep your local theatre, artists, and community thriving.


Thank you to our 2020 gala event sponsors: