Irondale’s 38th Anniversary Virtual Gala

Featuring the presentation of the M. Edgar Rosenblum Award to Bill T. Jones.

We are delighted to invite you to be a sponsor of Irondale’s virtual Anniversary Gala, honoring legendary Tony award-winning choreographer, director, author and dancer, Bill T. Jones.

Our tech team has created a virtual version of The Space at Irondale, which will allow guests to move through the different rooms of our space and experience Irondale’s work, watch Bill T. Jones’ acceptance speech, enjoy musical performances, and play theater games while they interact in real time with each other.

Stay Home and Visit the “Theater” – at the same time

During a year that was full of adversities, the Irondale Ensemble Project has been busier than ever! We’ve rebranded our looks, renamed the theater – which is now called The Space at Irondale –, and we’ve created so many projects (old and new) to keep connecting with our audiences while our physical space remains closed.

After one year of social distancing, we’re looking for new ways to feel INSPIRED! So we are excited to invite you to get to know more about us and our work in a month-long series of online events that will culminate in our Virtual Gala on May 13th.

We’re creating an online version of The Space at Irondale, where you’ll be able to walk around the space, see your friends, watch live performances, read more about Irondale history and our programs.


April 26th – Irondale Education Extravaganza!

Please join us for an evening highlighting Irondale’s education programs and the people that make them extraordinary! Featuring live panels and performances as well as pre-recorded conversations with some of our education partners, this hour-long event will give you a peek into the dynamic world of Irondale’s youth programming. The extravaganza is produced by three Irondale students, Nyles Emile, Ruby Papavassiliu, and Christina Ramsey. and will include original student performances. Two live panels with students and Teaching Artists will invite audience members to pose questions about Irondale’s work and the broader field of arts education, while a pre-recorded conversation with Jennifer Negron from The Pinkerton Foundation and Ben Esner, Director of the Center for K12 STEM Education at NYU, will give an insight into Irondale’s trailblazing STEM to STEAM program.

April 29th – Let’s Talk Theatre

Marvin Carlson, who is fluent in five languages, reads at least 10, who has seen theatre in more countries than most of us will ever travel to (and wrote a most entertaining book on the subject: Ten Thousand Nights) who brought me to Shanghai where I was introduced to the Chinese Opera and got to see an amazing production of Brecht’s Galileo, who wrote the best book on contemporary German Theatre,which got me all excited about going to Berlin in the first place to see it for myself (been back eleven times since) who has closely followed the work of Irondale for over thirty years, and who can tell you in great detail which of Shakespeare’s sonnet’s is the bawdiest, and I will sit down with me for a conversation about all this and possibly more. Please join us.

May 3rd – A deeper look into TPSU

May 10th – Cocktails and Conversations

May 13th Inspire 2021 Virtual Gala

Sponsorship Levels

We offer different sponsorship packages with tickets to the Virtual Gala, Irondale memberships, your name on our Donor Wall, video message or image to all attendees, Irondale swag, and more.

Select the size of the package that better fits your support!

Single Tickets

Shifting all of our programmings to online this year has helped us connect with more people around the world and we are so thrilled that you are one of them!

Join any of the free events and get your individual $20 ticket to our Virtual Gala!

Irondale exists at the intersection of art, education, and social justice.

Your sponsorship will help us move forward with programs such as:







You can still support our theatre and our mission even if you can’t be there to celebrate with us.

What our Audiences are Saying

Just walking into this creative space filled me with energy, reminded me of the need for such spaces in our communities, and caused me to pause and reflect on the"possible." Irondale Center through dialogue invests time talent and resources into a vision of community that is contagious!

...a place where audiences and artists matter.

Beautiful space. Great community driven programming. A gem of a theatre.

Irondale is an innovative, community centered theater really is by visionary leadership. They make great shows. They're good people. Go see their stuff.

We experience a great pleasure every time we have come to Irondale . Irondale is a celebration of the art and humanity.

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