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Special events at People’s Light bring patrons and friends together for fun and fundraising to support our artistic and educational mission.
  • One-night-only fundraiser performance!

    Broadway + Philly star power collide on March 18th to support accessibility programming at the theatre.

    Two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega. The show-stopping Zonya Love. THE "musician's musician" Mitch Chakour. Hosted by Philly (and People's Light!) favorites, Alex Bechtel and Jennifer Childs.

    Details below

Performance Details

Saturday, March 18, 8pm

Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent original Broadway cast, In the Heights film) performs with Zonya Love (The Color Purple on Broadway; Lights Out, Spiritual Uprising, and A Christmas Carol at People’s Light) and Mitch Chakour (the “musician’s musician” who’s played with Joe Cocker, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, and James Brown just to name a few...) to raise money for important access initiatives at People's Light. Philly's own Alex Bechtel and Jennifer Childs (Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Pantowill play the illustrious roles of emcees!

The performance takes place on the Leonard C. Haas Stage, and is followed by a champagne and dessert reception in the theatre lobby. Tickets for the performance and reception are $125. This event is a part of our Spring Gala - Shine Brighter: Accessibility for AllHigher support levels grant entry at 6pm for dinner in The Farmhouse, and additional benefits. 

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Vacation Raffle - SOLD OUT

Every year, we raffle off an amazing vacation as a part of our Spring Gala. 

All 300 vacation raffle tickets this year were sold before the gala and 2 winning tickets were pulled on Saturday March 18th. Both winners have been notified. Congratulations!!

If you didn't get a chance to enter this year, don't worry! We will be holding another vacation raffle next year in the spring.

  • Spring Gala | March 18, 2023

    The People’s Light Gala is the premier fundraising event for our theatre. Your participation in the event will help us raise $150,000 to spotlight the Theatre’s ongoing commitment to provide and promote accessibility so that we can all “Shine Brighter” together. For more information, details about sponsorship levels or to see how you can contribute to this year’s event, please follow this registration link:

  • The People's Light 20th Annual Golf Classic

    Our 20th Annual Golf Tournament, held on October 17th at Waynesborough Country Club was a huge success, raising over $48,000 for our Arts Discovery Educational programming.  Thank you to everyone who participated! Please join us next year at Waynesborough on Monday October 2nd, 2023. Details to follow.

  • Signature Events

    Committed volunteers in partnership with professional staff lead The People’s Light Annual Golf Classic and The People’s Light Annual Live Auction. For more information, contact Meghan Johnson, Manager of Special Events, at

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