The VG Lounge, funded by the Vincent Gruppuso Foundation, is a high-luxury, private lounge for our theater patrons to enjoy before, during, and after a St. George Theatre show to enhance their experience.

With VIP Membership (Center Stage and above)* OR a $35 per person upcharge on your show ticket, your access pass grants you and your guest(s) the following benefits: 

  • Early arrival prior to doors opening to the public and access to the VG Lounge 90 minutes prior to show time, intermission, and one hour following the show
  • Complimentary water/soft beverages
  • Full-service cash bar and concession stand with lite bites
  • Comfortable lounge seating
  • Private restrooms
  • Coat check

*TO RESERVE YOUR VG LOUNGE EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP PERKS, please reach out to our Membership Coordinator, Leila Pollio at 929-378-4504 or

All VG Lounge Experience tickets must coincide with a show ticket for the desired event.  Please add this experience at the time of your show ticket purchase.

If you already purchased tickets and would like to add the VG Lounge Experience, please email


The Vincent Gruppuso Foundation, “Puddin’ Kids 1st”, was established by the family of Kozy Shack Enterprises founder Vincent Gruppuso. Vincent Gruppuso was a bread deliveryman back in the 1960’s who discovered Cozy Shack Pudding at Cozy Shack Delicatessen in Brooklyn, and began selling it to customers on his route. A few years later, Vincent bought the pudding recipes, changed the name from Cozy to Kozy, and opened a small factory in Queens, which quickly grew and expanded into a major business with over 400 employees in 3 different plants.

After Gruppuso passed away in 2007, his family felt the need to continue his work, not only with his business, but with his overall passion.  Thus, the Foundation was founded to support programs and projects associated with children’s needs, particularly in the Staten Island community. In addition to supporting the St. George Theatre, the Vincent Gruppuso Foundation has also made significant contributions to numerous organizations such as Staten Island University Hospital, New Ventures Charter School, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, Monsignor Farrell High School, Wagner College, and Staten Island Academy.

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