PlayMakers Gala

PlayMakers Backstage Pass Gala 2023

Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art, UNC Chapel Hill

Experience PlayMakers from a whole new perspective! After many years at the Carolina Inn and more recently at the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art, we're thrilled to announce a brand-new "backstage pass" format for this year's gala, giving guests a chance to experience PlayMakers from a whole new perspective. Explore every corner of our facility, from the scene shop to the paint deck to the lobby, see how a show is put together, and mingle with amazing PlayMakers artists, all with a cocktail in hand! This intimate affair starts backstage in our scene shop with cocktails from Infinium Spirits, curated wines from Glasshalfull, and a unique culinary experience from Snap Pea Catering.

Tickets are still available at the $150 Footlight Experience! Join us at 7:30 PM for:

  • Guided tours exploring the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art
  • Custom cocktails from Infinium Spirits and curated wines from Glasshalfull
  • A unique culinary experience by Snap Pea Catering
  • Dancing and entertainment in the Paul Green Theatre, with a performance by special guest Kathleen Turner!

Registration Closed

Unfortunately, online registration has closed for this year's Backstage Pass Gala. If you have any questions, please contact Kymberly Burkhead-Dalton, Director of Development, at or at 919-962-4846.