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Take-A-Seat in Diversionary’s new Mainstage and create a lasting legacy at the third oldest LGBTQ theatre in the nation!


About the Securing Our Future Campaign

Did you know that Diversionary is the only theatre in San Diego that owns and operates its own facility? Securing Our Future is Diversionary’s $2.5 million campaign to substantially renovate our home on Park Boulevard and pay off the existing mortgage. Renovations include:

    • A new marquee to increase our street presence,
    • Transforming our lobby to become Diversionary’s third performance venue as an intimate Cabaret space,
    • Replace our aging staircase to our Mainstage and redirecting it from the sidewalk to our patio,
    • Full patron restroom makeover to become gender neutral, including adding a restroom backstage for cast and crew,
    • Expanding the size of the seats and stage in the Mainstage,
    • Enlarging the Black Box theatre,
    • Upgrading technical equipment and scenic shop facility,
    • Improving ADA compliance and accessibility,
    • And the addition of the new Education Center to support our growing arts education and outreach activities.

About Take-A-Seat

Diversionary Theatre invites you to make your mark in our newly renovated Robert L. Granat & Alfred J. Mazur Mainstage by participating in our Take-A-Seat program, a theatre seat naming campaign.

Starting at $1,000, your name or the name of a person or organization you would like to honor will be elegantly engraved on a plaque affixed to the arm of one of our brand new theatre seats.

Your contribution will fund Diversionary’s Securing Our Future – A Theatre Enhancement & Safety Campaign, ensuring the future of LGBTQ theatre in the San Diego community.

Take-A-Seat Donation Levels

$2,500 for Premium Front Row and Center Aisle Seating
$1,500 for Prime Center Seating
$1,000 for Side and Rear Seating

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of theatre seats does not guarantee the availability of those seats to patrons or their guests during Diversionary performances, but rather commemorates the spirit of generosity of those who have courageously contributed to help make this rare and ambitious campaign successful. Seat naming rights will be in effect for at least 10 years. Specific location of the seat(s) within the desired section of the theatre will be determined by Diversionary Theatre staff, who will notify you of the location.

Diversionary is a resilient community of artists, storytellers, advocates, allies, and educators. 

The time has come to ensure that our theater home reflects the quality of our art, ourselves and our community.

Campaign Committees

Campaign Cabinet

Matthew Thomason, Chair
Tom Abbas
Susan Atkins
Jenny Case
Jerry Hicks
Beth Kind
Al Mazur
Matt Morrow
Nic Reveles
Allison Rossett
Scott Williford

Finish Line Task Force

Jenny Case
Colleen Kendall
Debbie Macdonald
Matt Morrow
Nic Reveles
Scott Williford

Honorary Committee

Susan Atkins
Joann Clark
Kay Coleman
Jeffrey Dunlap
Lillian Faderman
Phyllis Irwin
Bob Grinchuk
Janice Montle
William Purves
Layne Rackley
Sue Reynolds
Neil Rothschild
Chris Shaw

Safety & Communications Committee

Matt Graber, Co-Chair
Beth Kind, Co-Chair
Jenny Case
Roxanne Govari
Matt Morrow
Glenn Sipes
Scott Williford

Make a Pledge

Gifts of $5,000 and above can be pledged over three years

To make a pledge learn more about donating, please contact Community Services Manager, LB Lujan by filling in this form. Alternatively, you can call us at (619) 220-0097 x 205.

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    How to Support

    Donate to Securing Our Future Now!

    Gifts of $5,000 or more will be recognized on the Securing Our Future Donor Wall at the entrance to the all new Austin & Joann Clark Cabaret. Please note that gifts of $5,000 and above can be pledged over three years.

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