Royal Ball

Silent Auction Items

Case Statement
Royal Ball Sponsors & Donors
Media Kit
Event Information
Location / Directions / Parking

Case Statement

Gemini Children’s Theater has been bringing educational, creative, performing arts opportunities for over 19 years. The Royal Ball event is our annual fundraiser which allows us to keep these programs within reach of children and their families in our local Pittsburgh community.

Reduced funding for arts programs in our schools is making it more and more difficult for children to develop their creativity and imagination at an early age. Your participation in this event helps fill this gap. Your sponsorship will directly support discounted tickets to performances and events, scholarships for acting classes and summer camps and reduced educational outreach performances for elementary and pre-K children.

We hope you choose to participate in this event. The more support received the more children and families Gemini Children’s Theater will be able to reach.

Royal Ball 2016 Sponsors & Donors



Andora Restaurant, Andy Warhol Museum, Big Burrito Group, Carnegie Science Center, City Theatre Company, East End Food Coop, Eat'n Park, Focus on Renewal, Gemini Board of Directors, Hartwood Acres Mansion, PICT Theatre, Pittsburgh Children's Museum, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Positive Parenting, Silpada, Yu-Ling Behr/Sandra Cadavid



Title Sponsor - $10,000
Gold Sponsor - $5,000
Silver Sponsor - $2,500
Bronze Sponsor - $1,000
Shining Star Sponsor - $750


Sponsor Prospectus

Promotional Flyer 1

Promotional Flyer 2


To become a valued Sponsor of the Royal Ball and Gemini Children's Theater programing, please contact Dennis Palko, Development, Design and Marketing Leader at


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Event Information - Royal Ball 2016

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time: 11:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Syria Shrine Center

Tickets: $50 (Adults & Children)
Children 2 & under: Free (must reserve a seat)
Full Table: $450 (Table of 10 - Save $50)

Sponsorships Available!


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Your Child's Favorite Storybook Characters,
Interactive Musical Numbers,
Silent Auction,
and much, much more!

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Luncheon for the Royal Ball will be served buffet style with an assortment of traditional favorites for adults and children.


Carved Ham
Boneless Breaded Chicken Filet
Pasta Salad
Chicken Tenders
Macaroni and Cheese
Whipped Potatoes
Buttered Corn
Tossed Salad
Fruit Salad
Cookie Table
Non-Alcoholic Beverages


Royal Catering Provided by Stratwood Caterers

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Tickets for the Royal Masquerade Ball are sold as general admission single tickets or sold by the table. Tables seat up to 10 guests only. Children 2 and under are admitted free, although you must purchase a complimentary ticket to reserve their space at the table with highchair seat or booster seat.

General admission seating at tables are filled and assigned on a first come first serve basis after Royal Court Sponsor seating. Please understand that this is not a sit-down event and only a limited number of activies take place during dinner.

View Seating Map

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Location / Directions / Parking




Syria Shrine Center

1877 Shriners Way
Cheswick, PA 15024

Parking: Free

From Route 28 North bound

Take the Springdale exit (#12) and turn right onto Hyte Road, follow to the end and turn left onto Russellton Road, the Syria Shrine is one half mile on the left.

From Route 28 South bound

Take the Springdale exit (#12) and turn right onto Hyte Road, follow to the end and turn left onto Russellton Road, the Syria Shrine is one half mile on the left.

From the PA Turnpike (I-76)

Take old exit 5 now exit 48 (Allegheny Valley) go toward Cheswick and Springdale on Freeport Road, at the first red light turn left onto Pearl Street go to top of hill and the Syria Shrine is on the right.

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Royal Ball Credit Card Processing Form