Gala Auction

Raise the Curtain Gala

Hartford Stage Gala Auction Preview

Our week-long virtual auction to support our Raise the Curtain Gala will run from April 10 – 17, 2021. Check back on April 10 for a full listing of all auction items!

Private Movie Screening at Real Art Ways

Invite up to 50 of your closest friends and family to enjoy the unique experience of a Private Watch Party in the Real Art Ways Cinema. Your options are virtually unlimited! You provide the film, and we’ll provide the soda and popcorn (with real butter!). With a full beer and wine list too, this is the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion!

Custom Cookie Design Kit

ANR Cookies is a Connecticut based kitchen, creating sugar cookie art designed just for you. Each cookie is made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients, and baked fresh for your occasion. You’ll have the opportunity to work one on one with a ANR Cookie Artist to choose a theme and 3 designs for your cookie decorating kits. Each kit will include fresh-baked vanilla sugar cookies with coordinating bags of colored icing and a step by step guide (with pictures!) for decorating all on your own. Whether you’re looking for a birthday party activity or getting a group of friends together for a wine night, cookie decorating adds so much fun to any event and could be a perfect fit for a zoom or outdoor party, no skills or baking experience necessary!

Russian Nesting Dolls signed by “Anastasia” star, Christy Altomare

Opening night of a Broadway Musical is special. It is a celebration of the beautiful show that has been created and the hard work and dedication of many, who have spent years on their craft to get to this point. These Russian Nesting Dolls were a gift from Christy Altomare to Lynn Ahrens on Anastasia’s Broadway Opening night, as a token of thanks for trusting her to captain their ship. They are a symbol of Russia, but Christy also believed them to be much like Ahren’s music; layered and full of beauty. They are signed on the bottom by Christy, along with “Home, Love, Family,” a quote from the show. Now they can fill your home with the magic of an opening night!

Berkshires Lakehouse Getaway

Take a break from daily chores and responsibilities in this beautiful, brand new 4 bedroom, 2 bath home lakeside in the Berkshires. Situated on Noyes Pond in Tolland, MA, only an hour from Hartford. Enjoy swimming, hiking, stand up paddle boating, canoeing or kayaking. You can even bring your own sailboat!

The Bacon Brothers Autographed Electric Ukulele

A one of a kind item – this top of the line ukulele will be a great addition to any collection. Autographed by The Bacon Brothers, Kevin & Michel Bacon, this Cordoba 15CM-E ukulele was played on their “A Road We Know Too Well” 2018 tour. Any fan has to have this, and musicians will appreciate the mahogany construction, rich sound, and fingerboard binding that sets this instrument apart from other models. Additional features include a sleek satin finish, silver tuners with pearl buttons, and premium Aquila strings.

DIY with a DEWALT 9-Tool Combo Kit

The DEWALT 9-Tool Combo Kit is ideal for just about anything! This kit features a drill driver, impact driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw, oscillating tool, grinder, right angle drill, Bluetooth speaker and work light. It also includes two contractor bags for portability. A perfect gift for a new homeowner, or a chance to replace your old tools with new ones!

See Your Name in Lights

Have a custom message designed and displayed on the Hartford Stage Marquee! Imagine walking through downtown Hartford and your special words are up in lights! Wish your friend or child a Happy Birthday on your way to dinner, propose on your way to opening night, or celebrate a loved one in a bright way! The choice is yours.

Private Party at Hartford Flavor Company

Look forward to gathering together again, and enjoy a private tour and tasting for 10 guests at Hartford Flavor Company’s distillery. Afterward, you’ll get to enjoy some of their specialty items from home – a set of Wild Moon Botanic Liqueurs including flavors of sumac, sage, lemon, and roasted dandelion root.

Original Acrylic Painting by Lucas Clopton

Lucas Clopton is a Manchester, CT-based Color Field artist. His work eschews figurative representation and targets color itself as the primary subject, producing striking large-format canvases that seem to glow from within. When he’s not painting, Lucus is Hartford Stage’s Audio & Video Supervisor. If you’ve been to a show, you’ve surely seen him working his magic in the sound booth! This painting, titled “What Gives This Mess Some Grace” is an absolutely stunning addition to any home.

Narraganset Beach House Getaway

Off-season beach house getaway for four adults for four nights in Narragansett at “Whitecaps,” a beach home designed by award-winning architect James Estes. Features of the home include unobstructed ocean views, two guest suites, each with private bath, and outdoor hot tub. Steps away from picturesque Bass Rock, minutes to the Block Island Ferry, and 30 minutes from Newport!

Manchester Brewery Package

Get a taste of Connecticut’s best local breweries with this gift basket from Manchester’s Labyrinth and Urban Lodge Brewing Companies! Labyrinth Brewing Company was founded by three life-long friends with a shared love for amazing craft beer and boasts a variety of ciders and IPAs. Urban Lodge Brewery features a variety of inspired ales in a beautiful outdoor venue. This item takes the best of both breweries and makes a perfect gift for yourself or a fellow beer lover! Included in the basket are multiple beers, swag, and $25 gift cards to both locations – plus exclusive Hartford Stage pint glasses! It’s the perfect time of year to start your CT beer trail!

3rd Rock from the Sun Script, signed by John Lithgow

A one of a kind trip down memory lane! Get your hands on the script of season 4, episode 15 of 3rd Rock From The Sun, the famous late 90’s sitcom, signed by actor John Lithgow known for his role of Dick Solomon on the show!

Celebrate Julia Child with a Private In-Home Dinner from Ani’s Table

Join Ani Robaina, owner and executive chef of Ani’s Table in CT for a “Celebration of Julia Child” – dinner and wine pairing for six. Classically trained at the French Culinary Institute, Chef Ani Robaina has always loved to cook. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she grew up in a home where her parents, siblings, and grandmother gathered in the kitchen. Ani trained under & was the Sous Chef for James Beard Award winning & Julia Child protégé, Executive Chef Monique Barbeau at the James Beard Award Winning Fuller’s Restaurant at the Seattle Sheraton. Ani’s Table was created to further spread her love of food through catering, private parties, cooking classes, weddings and corporate team building & events. This private dinner prepared in your home will consist of decadent, delicious and buttery French selections, including Duck Liver Mousse, Coq Au Vin and more!

New York City Apartment Just For You

Spend up to five nights in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom chic apartment in Chelsea, with lovely views of lower Manhattan. Just outside your door you’ll find some of the cities best art galleries, attractions and drool-worthy restaurants! Safely dine outdoors, or summon any cuisine for delivery from the comfort of the couch.

Ozark Script, signed by screenwriter Martin Zimmerman

Calling all Ozark fans! A full episode script, signed by writer Martin Zimmerman, details the life events of a financial adviser, played by Jason Bateman, who drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss. Created by Bill Dubuque, this binge-worthy crime drama series is a Netflix original and favorite!

Bacon and Bourbon Lovers Gift Set

We think the Bacon Brothers would approve of this exceptional package! From Connecticut’s own Litchfield Distillary, a bottle of Bourbon and cocktail set from Crate & Barrel will compliment any home-bar. Become a master Manhattan maker, and enjoy alongside one of the delectable items; artisanal bourbon-filled dark chocolate bon-bon’s, iberico ham chips, bacon chocolate and bacon bbq sauce! The winner of this gift set will have something to squeal about.

Sterling and Onyx Bracelet by Naomi Jewelry

This bracelet of brushed sterling silver pillows set apart by polished black onyx is a stunner. Handcrafted in New England, this piece would make a wonderful gift for someone special or a well-deserved treat for yourself! Length is 7.5 inches.