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For detailed information and a link to the application please click on the following link: 2016 Grant Application

The Saints' 35-35-35 Membership Anniversary Initiative:

$35 Dollars Membership Fee for

35 Year Old and Younger Members for our

35th Anniversary Year (June 1, 2015-May 31, 2016)

We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Saints Organization's newest membership initiative.  In honor of our 35th Anniversary, we are offering a $35 membership for those 35 years of age and under.  The Saints would love to attract younger folk to join us in our mission of assisting the most vibrant performing arts scene in the country.
We would appreciate your spreading the word to your family, friends, business associates and fellow performing arts community enthusiasts.  Please feel free to twitter, tweet or sing, the announcement of this fabulous opportunity to see great theatre, dance and music performances for free while providing a valuable service to the performing arts community.  This would be a great gift for those who have run out of unusual ideas for birthdays, graduations, Grandparents Day, anniversaries, etc. so please spread the word.  Be the first Grandparent, Parent and young adult to usher together as a result of this unique opportunity.  

Just a reminder that those 16 and older are eligible to join our one of a kind organization.  The $35 Membership for those 35 years of age and younger in honor of our 35th Anniversary is a great entry into a very magical world and it is a most affordable way to experience the best that Metro Chicago offers in dance, music and theatre..
To join the Saints, please read these instructions: Join the Saints!


 The Saints are volunteers for the performing arts.  At the present time our 2000+ members serve well over one hundred Chicago and suburban theater, dance and music organizations, ranging in size from storefronts to world-class theaters, from seasonal musical groups to world-trotting dance companies.

The Saints members provide help to these groups for a variety of activities including ushering at performances and in return are allowed to attend these activities and performances at no charge.  Members choose the venues and performances where they want to volunteer, as often as they like.
American Theater Company
The Saints also award financial grants to not-for-profit performing arts organizations located in Chicago and the surrounding area. in 2015 the Saints will donate over $110,000.00 in grants to over twenty different performing arts organizations.


The Saints hold General Membership Meetings several times a year.  These meetings offer members the opportunity to learn more about the organization and its affairs, meet and socialize with other members and to participate in interesting presentations given by famous personalities from the performing arts community. The Saints members also receive a monthly newsletter, "Spotlight", which lists the numerous volunteering opportunities.  These opportunities are updated twice weekly via the “CyberLine” e-mail to all members.

The Saints is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and donations to The Saints are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Victory Gardens Biograph TheatreIn short, The Saints allow you to be part of the vibrant Chicago arts scene and see many fine performances, all for the cost of a nominal yearly membership fee.  Join us!
Photos by Merle Branner and Jim Venskus


Click on the link below to see a map of most of the venues where we offer ushering opportunities.
Map of Ushering Venues

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