Your generous gift is an important part of keeping our great community resource sitting upright and healthy. Seat sponsorship provides the theater with essential funds for preservation, maintenance, operations, and community programs while serving as a lasting tribute to the person, cause, or occasion of your choice.

Be a part of the State’s historic renovation by sponsoring a seat now. Each sponsored seat includes a seat-mounted plaque with your name or short dedication. We have 200 great seats left to sponsor!

Here are a few reasons that people sponsor seats:
• Leave a legacy for loved ones (children, grandchildren)
• Celebrate a special event or achievement
• Memorialize a loved one
• Honor your business, organization, or cause
• Celebrate your family name
• Include your name in history


“The community-based events at the State Theatre help us all connect with each other.” – David J. Denison, Amical

These ultra plush seats are Michigan made and provide the best viewing experience possible!

Click the Donate button below to purchase your State Theatre seat sponsorship online now, or click here to download more info and a form for mailing or faxing.


“The State Theatre is one of many reasons to come downtown. Showing our love and appreciation for Traverse City by supporting the State is an honor for our family.” – Denise Busley, Grand Traverse Pie Company

Someone will follow up with you after your purchase to confirm your dedication text and help you choose your seat, so please make sure to include current contact information. If you aren’t sure as to what you would like on your seat dedication, simply put that you’d like to confirm later.

“Our downtown is vibrant and the primary reason is the State Theatre. The State is inspiring” – Doug Verellen, Associated Dealer Services

Note: If you are purchasing a seat as a gift, let us know and we can get you a letter of acknowledgement to put under the tree. Email us for help.

After you enter your payment information, punch the + button on the review and confirm page to expand the box to include your dedication text. We will contact you to confirm your dedication.