While the Palm Theatre greatly appreciates your purchase of event tickets, ticket sales only cover a portion of direct production costs, not the ongoing operations of the theatre. The future of the Palm relies on you and we appreciate donations of any amount. Please consider becoming a member today and enjoy some great perks!

Ways to Become a Member



  • $50 – Stage Hand
    Membership benefits include:
    • A Palm coupon book ($75 value)
    • Member listing* by level in Live at the Palm season announcement, playbills, on Palm supporters web page,
    and in the season slide show
    * unless anonymity is preferred
  • $100 – Supporter
    Stage Hand benefits listed above plus:
    • Tickets for two to any Palm movie ($16 value)
  • $250 – Curtain Raiser
    Supporter benefits plus:
    • Complimentary tickets for two to all Palm fund raising events (up to $150 value)
    • Tickets for two to a Met Opera presentation ($40 value)
    • Premium seat selection for all Live at the Palm performances
    • Early-bird “Reserved Seats” for select community events
    • Palm reusable Chico shopping bag
  • $250 – Film Lovers
    Ensure the Palm’s viability as an independent movie house! Your donation supports film programming.
    Stage Hand benefits plus:
    • A Palm 10 movie punch pass ($85 value)
    • Palm reusable Chico shopping bag
  • $500 – Opera Angels
    Love the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD programming? Help the Palm operate this special programming by joining our Opera Angels circle!
    Supporter benefits plus:
    • Complimentary invitation to all Opera Angels’ parties
    • Complimentary tickets for two to all Palm fund raising events (up to $150 value)
    • Palm reusable Chico shopping bag
    • Option A: A named seat in the theatre (mezzanine section) and tickets for two to one
    opera of your choice per season, OR
    • Option B: Six tickets to attend the opera(s) of your choice per season ($120 value)
  • $500 – Live at the Palm Angels
    Support the Palm in bringing high quality national and international programs to the Telluride community. The Palm Scholarship Program and Artists in Schools Program are only possible with the Live at the Palm Series. Please help underwrite these special live performances and make the arts accessible in our community.
    Curtain Raiser benefits plus:
    • Tickets for four to a Live at the Palm performance of your choice (up to $180 value)
  • $500, $750, $1000 – Bronze, Silver, Gold Society
    Curtain Raiser membership benefits plus:
    • A named seat in the theatre – Bronze in balcony
    • A named seat in the theatre – Silver in mezzanine
    • A named seat in the theatre – Gold on first level, front section
  • $1500 – $2499 – Conductor
    Curtain Raiser membership benefits plus:
    • A patron leaf plaque on the donor wall in the Palm lobby (size varies by donation level)
    • Palm thank you gift
    • Free shipping on all ticket purchases
    •”Introduce a Friend to the Palm” voucher for a pair of complimentary tickets to a Live at the Palm event
  • $2500 – $4999 – Director
    Conductor membership benefits plus:
    • Invitation to all Palm Donor Appreciation events
    • Access to pre-performance artist receptions, master classes and other outreach activities, as available
    • Back stage tour of the theatre (call to schedule)
  • $10,000 – Trustee
    Director membership benefits plus:
    • Annual voucher for season tickets for two with priority seating to all Palm events
    • Use of the Palm for a private movie screening
    • Complimentary concessions at all Palm events.

Memberships payments at the $500 level and above can be split up – just ask!

For those interested in larger gifts, there are still a variety of naming opportunities available. Please contact Kathy at 970.369.5673.
Memberships are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


  • $500 – Friend of the Arts
    • Business listing by level in all Live at the Palm playbills
    • Business listing by level on the Palm “Supporters” webpage
    • Logo on Supporters slide in Palm pre-show slide show, played before all Palm events (when possible) and all movies and other digital programming
    • Early season seat selection and priority seats available for Live at the Palm performances
    • Two Palm reusable Chico shopping bags
    • Vouchers for 6 Palm movie tickets
  • $1000 – Arts Patron
    Above benefits plus:
    • Flash logo displayed on Palm Theatre’s homepage with click through to the “Supporters” page
    • Logo with hyperlink on the Palm “Supporters” webpage
    • Two (2) advertising slides in the Palm’s pre-performance slide show
    • Vouchers for 6 Met Opera presentation(s) of your choice
  • $2000 – Benefactor of the Arts
    Above benefits plus:
    • Logo displayed on all Palm Theatre email marketing. Weekly emails sent throughout the season to a dynamic list of 1700+ opt-in patrons
    • Logo displayed on all Live at the Palm performance advertisements (quarter page or greater)
    • An additional advertising slide in the Palm’s pre-performance slide show (3 total)
    • Voucher for 6 tickets to a Live at the Palm presentation(s) of your choice

Interested in a higher level of business exposure? Contact Kathy at: 970.369.5673.


Just What is a Frond?

Fronds of the Palm is a whimsical name for a circle of supporters with a serious commitment to the performing arts in Telluride and Southwest Colorado. Inspired since performances in the theatre’s very first seasons, the Fronds of the Palm have joined together to invest in the future of the performing arts.

Each Frond makes a four year pledge to contribute $5,000 annually, for a total commitment of $20,000. In making this pledge, Fronds are providing the most fundamental support for expanding the artistic potential of the theatre through a planned, multi-year financial support upon which the Palm Theatre can budget its programming more effectively.

In turn, this helps ensure that the Michael D. Palm Theatre continues to provide high-quality programming at affordable ticket prices so all members of the Telluride and the Southwest Colorado community have access to the performing arts.

In recognition of their generous contributions, Fronds receive the following benefits:

All Director level member benefits
Annual vouchers for either season tickets for two with priority seating or 10 free tickets to the Live at the Palm performance or Met Opera performance(s) of choice
Use of the Palm Theatre for your own private event (excluding fund raisers) twice during the four year pledge period, subject to availability.
Complimentary concessions at all Live at the Palm performances