The 501, now in its fourth season, is a membership society for patrons who wish to enhance their performing arts experience while also supporting the arts at Mercyhurst. Members enjoy exclusive benefits, including premium seats at star-studded performances, exclusive pre-show receptions, special events, and more. 

For the 2020-21 MIAC Live season, each 501 membership is for two people and entitles the bearers to:

  • Two tickets to The 501 Virtual Gala on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, which will include performances by MIAC guest artists; catering by Make It Fabulous, delivered to your doorstep; and more. 
  • First access to tickets for all 2020-21 MIAC Live performances, including Danú, Mike Super, the Kingdom Choir, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Matthew Morrison. 
  • Two premium seats to two performances of your choice during our 2020-21 MIAC Live season. 
  • Exclusive pre-show receptions before Mike Super and Matthew Morrison. 
  • Two tickets to The Spring Soirée on Saturday, June 5, 2021, which will include a cocktail reception and cabaret performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley. 
  • Name recognition in all MIAC Live playbills for the 2020-21 season. 

Memberships are available now and will be processed in the order in which they are received. 

More details about the 2020-21 season and The 501 can be found on the MIAC website. Questions? Please contact Brett D. Johnson, director, at 814-824-2663 or bjohnson@mercyhurst.edu.

Please note: We fully anticipate safely hosting the performances as scheduled, in accordance with state and local health department guidelines. In the event the 2020-21 MIAC Live season is postponed, your 501 membership will be honored during the 2021-22 season. Please note that 501 memberships are nonrefundable.