12th Annual Gala Benefit
Fri, Sep 15 at 5:30 PM @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Dream, Believe, Achieve...that’s what we instill in all of our students at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Performing Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall. We provide an array of artistic programs and the training needed to become successful artists in dance, theater and music. We also provide these artistic performances throughout the local community. Each year, we partner with nearby schools, hospitals, and local organizations to inspire upcoming performing artists. We promote creativity, dedication, and confidence community wide. In honor of our 2018 Musical Broadway Production of Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, we are dancing on air for this year’s Ruth Eckerd Hall 12th Annual Gala Benefit, All You Need Is Love, on Friday evening, September 15, 2017.
Guests will enjoy cocktails and a silent auction followed by a seated dinner and dancing on the Main Stage. More than 350 honored guests, including representatives from leading corporations in the Tampa Bay area are expected to attend.
Proceeds from this event last year made it possible for us to provide many educational opportunities, including the prestigious GRAMMY® Museum’s Music Revolution Project now entering our sixth year and the newly expanded Teaching Without Borders program, which enables our Teaching Artists to provide first-class arts instruction off-site at local schools, hospitals, community and senior centers. In total, 35,000 students of all ages and abilities in the Tampa Bay region last year were impacted by these art experiences.
Sponsorships Opportunites range from $25,000 to $3,500. Individual tickets are $350. Seating is limited.
Call 727.712.2752 or email Eve O'Donnell for more details.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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Parking & Directions
Parking & Directions
Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759
Ruth Eckerd Hall is located one mile north of the Bayside Bridge (SR 611) and the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60).
On-site parking is available free of charge. Valet services are also available for most performances.
From St. Petersburg – Head north on I-275 towards Roosevelt Blvd (SR 686); head west and follow signs to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Cross the Bayside Bridge. SR 686 becomes McMullen Booth Rd. Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.
From Tampa – Head west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) towards Clearwater Beach. Turn right (heading north) onto McMullen Booth Rd. Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.
From Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor – Head south on East Lake Rd (SR 611). East Lake Rd becomes McMullen Booth Rd. Turn left onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is committed to providing an accessible building and pleasurable performance experience to every member of our audience and staff.
Special accommodations (ie. aisle seats, ramp access, space for a service dog, etc.) should be requested at time of purchase. Wheelchair locations with companion seats are available for all performances. Limited availability. Please order early.
Accessible Parking & Entry
On the Ruth Eckerd Hall campus, disabled parking places are located around the facility on a first come - first served basis. They are clearly marked; for additional assistance, please ask a parking lot attendant for direction. There are designated drop-off points at each entrance for easy access to the lobbies.
At the Capitol Theatre, the City of Clearwater provides public parking on the street and in local lots in the area. Patrons are welcome to use valet service when available at 50% off by presenting their disabled parking permit.
Elevators are available at the ground level accessing the Ruth Eckerd Hall upper lobbies, the Margarete Heye Great Room, the Dimmitt Atrium Lounge, the Hoffman Dress Circle Room and the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts. The Capitol Theatre elevator is located on the west side of the building.
Sign Language Interpretation
If you require a sign language interpreter, please submit a written request to the Patron Services Manager at least four (4) weeks prior to the event date. Mail requests to: Patron Services Manager, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL 33759. For more information, call Patron Services at 727.712.2707.
Hearing Assistance System
Patrons with a hearing disability may enjoy use of our state-of-the-art infrared Assistive Listening Device system free of charge. Listeners use a compact, portable receiver and earphones to hear clearly and easily from anywhere in the seating area. Please note, you will need to leave a driver's license or a credit card until the listening device is returned. Please speak to an usher at the Information Station to request an Assistive Listening Device.
Accessible restrooms are located near all event spaces, classrooms and administrative offices.
For more information or to schedule a tour of the facility, please call Patron Services at 727.791.7060 ext 4104.