Name a Seat Campaign
Name a Seat in Japan Society’s Auditorium
Innovative programming calls for space to move! We invite you to name an auditorium seat and help us inspire generations to come.
A friend, loved one, milestone or special occasion through Japan Society’s Seat Campaign!
Our historic auditorium is host to approximately 200 events annually that inspire and inform thousands, including cutting-edge theater, music and dance performances, cultural and culinary inspirations from the prefectures, the latest in Japanese cinema and programs covering what’s current in business and global policy that affects the relationship between the United States and Japan.
In 2017, our auditorium was refreshed with all new auditorium seats, new carpeting and refinished wall panels. Your donation will help fund these renovations, while investing in Japan Society’s future!
To reserve, for questions or more information, please call (212) 715-1270 or email [email protected].
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You will have the opportunity to indicate your top three preferred seat locations on the reservation form. We will do our best to honor all seat location requests, however seat assignment is based on availability, and fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. Japan Society reserves the right to make the final seat assignments.
Yes, no goods or services will be provided in exchange for donations or naming a seat. These contributions will be fully tax-deductible within the limits of federal and state laws.
Naming a seat does not include tickets or the rights to sit in the named seat(s) during events/performances held in the auditorium. However, many of our performances are general admission and you may have the opportunity to sit in your seat if you arrive early.
Your plaque will remain in place for the life of the chair installed, until any future capital improvements are made to the auditorium seating.
Rows A through C have the potential to be moved out of the auditorium most frequently, while Rows D, E and O will be removed only occasionally. These rows have been designed to provide greater flexibility for our visiting artists, speakers and presenters, and can accommodate a broad range of performance needs. This new arrangement will enable some seats to be removed from the auditorium when these performances require flexible space. Seats will be placed back in their proper rows once the event or the performance concludes. Seats in Rows F through N are permanently installed and will not be removed.