Membership Benefit

The Kent Stage began as a part-time folk music venue in 2002, when the Western Reserve Folk Arts Association assumed operation of the struggling Kent Cinema. Now we are about to celebrate our 20th Anniversary year and the 501(c) non-profit organization continues to operate “The Stage.”

Tickets and other sales cover roughly 90 percent of the venue’s operating expenses; however, we depend on the Friends of The Kent Stage to help cover that other 10 percent. With that help and good management, we were able to sustain the venue during the recent shut-down.

During that time, we were also able to greatly upgrade the venue with new HVAC systems, lobby, entry, carpet, seating, stage, various mechanical updates and last but not least, new restrooms. As a Friend of The Kent Stage, you truly are responsible for allowing us to continue to operate and grow. In addition to the personal satisfaction of supporting this fantastic venue, your membership provides you with the following exclusive benefits….

Friends of The Kent Stage

Annual Membership Opportunities

Stage Hand Membership: $50 donation

1 Membership Card

Ability to purchase tickets prior to the general public

1 Free Ticket to a “members free” concert

Stage Manager: $75 donation (2 People)

2 Email Addresses required – 2 Membership Cards

Ability to purchase tickets prior to general public

2 Free Admissions to a “members free” concert

Production Manager: $175 donation

Stage Hand Membership plus

4 Buy One Get One 50% off Tickets each year!

(1 per quarter)

Director: $500 donation

Stage Hand membership plus one free use of The Kent Stage to show a movie.

Front Row: $750 donation

Stage Hand membership plus a permanent plate on a seat named after you.

Members may also receive coupons for benefits that can be redeemed at the box-office or online.

Please contact The Kent Stage management for donations at a high level and


We can be reached at [email protected]

Each membership runs for 1 year from the date purchased.

All memberships benefits must be used within that year.

Benefits are non-transferable.

The Kent Stage is operated by the Western Reserve Folk Arts Association, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. Your contribution should be tax-deductible, however, please consult with your tax preparer.

Gift Memberships

Gift Memberships now available

Mission Statement

The WRFAA was created to preserve and support traditional music and arts through education, concerts, festivals, outreach programs and workshops. The WRFAA provides individuals and organizations opportunities for exposure and participation in these activities within the region.

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