New York City Children’s Theater’s 25th Anniversary Gala

Join NYCCT as we celebrate the past and dream about our future!

New York City Children’s Theater’s 25th Anniversary Gala

Honoring Idris Goodwin, Emma Halpern, and Marietta Ries Lavicka

We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our 25th year and our three honorees with exciting performances, great food & drink, and highlights from our past work.

NYCCT’s 25th Anniversary Gala live and in person!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
6:30pm – 10:30pm

The Edison Ballroom
240 W 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
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NYCCT will livestream the event and a link will be available to ticket holders.

COVID Protocols

For the safety of our guests and staff, we are requiring that all attendees provide BOTH proof of a negative COVID-19 test AND proof of vaccination before entering the venue.

Testing options:

Guests can take either a PCR or a rapid antigen test. The result must be negative.

  • A PCR test must be taken and photographed within 72 hours of arriving (test taken no earlier than Sunday, May 21st at 6:30pm).
  • A rapid antigen test must be taken and photographed the day of the event on Tuesday, May 24th.

Proof of a negative test can be presented physically or digitally by bringing a time stamped photo on your phone of your test, your email results, or a physical copy of your results.

Proof of vaccination can be presented physically or digitally. Examples include the original copy or a clear, unobstructed photo of the CDC vaccine card; Excelsior Pass; Excelsior Pass Plus; NYC Covid Safe App; or valid international proof of vaccination.

Masks will be optional. If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please do not attend the event.

If you have any questions, please email Thank you for helping us all celebrate safely. We cannot wait to see you at the Gala!



$10,000 – Leadership Table

  • VIP seating for ten
  • Verbal acknowledgement from stage during event
  • Listing on the invitation and in the journal
  • Full page journal ad
  • Bottle of champagne at your table

$6,000 – Sponsor Table

  • Premium seating for ten
  • Listing on the invitation and in the journal
  • Half page journal ad

$4,000 – Benefactor Table

  • Priority seating for ten
  • Listing on the invitation and in the journal

$400 – Friend Ticket

  • Priority seating for one
  • Listing on the invitation and in the journal

To be listed on our invitation as a Vice Chair, purchase your table before Friday, January 28, 2022.

To be included in our invitation committee, purchase two or more individual tickets before Friday, January 28, 2022.

Can’t make the event but still want to support New York City Children’s Theater?

Journal Ads

Celebrate New York City Children’s Theater and/or our honorees by purchasing an ad in our Gala journal!

Our ads this year will be completely virtual! They will be playing on the many screens at our venue throughout the night on a rotating slideshow. If you’d like to pay for your ad to be played multiple times, we are offering different time slot tiers for different prices. Each showing of your ad will be for approximately 15 seconds.

The entire slideshow will be available for viewing in our virtual journal, link provided the night of to guests


Ten Showings | $500
Five Showings | $300
One Showing | $100

You can send us a completed journal ad or our team can create one for you!

Creating Your Own Ad

Ads will be virtual and play on the many screens at our venue throughout the night on a rotating slideshow for approximately 15 seconds. Virtual ads must be submitted by Monday May 16, 2022 as a JPG or PNG. The virtual journal ad size is 1280px x 768px; if you’d like us to email you a sample size, please use the contact information below.

NYCCT Creates Your Ad

If you would like us to design your ad for you, please send your materials, copy and/or any images you’d like us to incorporate, by Monday, May 9, 2022* to see a proof.
*Please note, journal ads are due on Monday, May 16th. However, if you send ad assets after Monday, May 9th, we cannot guarantee that you will have time to see a proof.


Contact Information

For questions, assistance creating your ad, sample sizes, or to submit your ad, please email Nicole Hogsett, Marketing and Audience Development Director, at or 212-573-8791, x2.



Emma Halpern

Emma Halpern

Position - Family of Artists Award

Emma Halpern is an arts administrator, dramaturg, and arts journalist. Emma was a key staff member at New York City Children’s Theater from 2009-2019. read more

Idris Goodwin

Idris Goodwin

Position - Luminary Award

A catalyst for culture, Idris Goodwin uses his full creative powers to galvanize people to the community square. He is a creative voice for change, impassioned by art for social good. read more

Marietta Ries Lavicka

Marietta Ries Lavicka

Position - Harmony Award

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Marietta Ries Lavicka began her career at Morgan Stanley. She left to pursue a career in human rights. read more

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