At The Heart Of The Arts And Entertainment

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization that relies on community support from businesses and individuals like you to fulfill our mission. Every year we provide an array of over 80 cultural and educational shows that promote artist quality, accessibility and education for all members of the community and beyond. The Kirby Center is an Award-winning, cultural arts center right in downtown Wilkes-Barre! This past year the Kirby Center received several awards including the Small Business of the Year from the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the 2016 Best Music Venue by The Times Leader and Pollstar ranked the Kirby Center #99 in the world based on ticket sales in 2016. We are the best venue to see Broadway, comedians, concerts and cultural events that enrich our community.

 Why Become Member?

  • When you become an individual or corporate member you are helping us to continue our mission of bringing quality entertainment to downtown Wilkes-Barre.
  • You help us to provide nearly 10,000 children with the opportunity to attend live theater performances through our Young Peoples Theater Series each year. You also help us to offer free Masters Classes that give children the opportunity to interact, perform and learn from traveling artists from national touring companies. 
  • Your membership is also tax-deductible and you get some incredible benefits that come with it.
  • Some of our benefits include the first to know about upcoming shows and the first to buy the best seats in the house. We offer a variety of both corporate and individual discounts, allowing you to buy tickets at a discounted rate for yourself, your employees or clients depending on which membership level you choose.

Contact Joell Yarmel, Manager of Membership and Corporate Sponsorship at 570-823-4599 ext. 225 or to find out more about becoming a member.


Why become a Sponsor? 

  • Get your business in front of thousands of people each year while helping to make an arts education experience possible for thousands of children and also help us to be able to distribute free tickets to our community based nonprofit organizations serving low income residents through our community outreach program.
  • When you become a Kirby Sponsor you not only get the member benefits but you also receive advertising benefits which give you exposure to thousands of patrons.
  • There are many different sponsorship opportunities available and we can customize one that fits your personal business needs.

Contact Lauren Pluskey, Director of Development at 570-823-4599 ext. 234 or to find out more about Sponsorship Opportunities.