The new Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University will be a world-class venue offering touring Broadway productions, celebrity concerts, dance, and much more.
To celebrate our inaugural season and to promote the center’s educational programming to the local community, we want to sponsor school buses to bring local schoolchildren to performances.
Your gift on Tiger Giving Day will help us introduce the power of the performing arts to children throughout our community.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to cover the cost of transportation for schoolchildren (K-12) to attend select performances.
Additional funds raised in excess of our goal will help cover transportation costs for additional performances during the season.
According to City of Auburn Mayor Ron Anders, Jr., "Many times over the years we've prepared our children to take field trips to other communities. And now we can do that here. It's just very exciting to think that they can go to school right here in their hometown, mom and dad's can drop them off, and they'll go right across town to a super event that they would normally see in a major metropolitan area. They'll be back in their classrooms by lunch—I think that's awesome."
Opening this fall, the performing arts center houses state of the art spaces and venues with superior acoustics and fully integrated technology. It will include a 1,200-seat main theatre, a spacious open lobby on two levels, and a porch and lawn amphitheater.
Auburn University’s ability to facilitate learning through the exploration and performance of the arts is a critical component of its engagement to the community. The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center will complement and enhance university, community, and regional initiatives to create inclusive artistic programming that provides meaningful experiences to the community and beyond.
Help local schools partner with us to provide children the extraordinary opportunity of experiencing the performing arts!