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    Corporate Sponsors Take Center Stage

    Dorset Theatre Festival is where the action is.

    Dorset Theatre Festival is turning 40! We’re throwing a season long celebration and inviting the whole Northeast. Our corporate partners are VIPs and play an important role in supporting not only Dorset Theatre Festival productions and programs, but the region at large. The arts serve as an economic catalyst, and we continue to draw audiences and business to Southern Vermont through exceptional productions, top talent, and a deep commitment to our community.

    This year, in honor of our 40th Anniversary, we are kicking our outreach into high gear, bringing new audiences from Northern Massachusetts and New York through the Playhouse’s doors, as well as the doors of businesses like you. But we cannot do it alone. We must secure significant corporate sponsorship in order to bolster our marketing to reach the surrounding regions.

    Interested? Email natalie@dorsettheatrefestival.org for more information.


    Be a Star: Production Sponsorship

    Season Sponsor: $20,000

    • •  Inclusion in season announcement press release
    • •  Logo on season brochure
    • •  Logo on season and production collateral
    • •  Logo on website, linked to company site
    • •  Acknowledgement in programs and during curtain speeches
    • •  4 invitations to Opening Night receptions for every production
    • •  Invitations to special events throughout the season

    Celebrity Show Sponsors: $15,000

    • •  Inclusion in production related press releases
    • •  Logo on all production related collateral
    • •  Logo on production page on website, linked to company site
    • •  Acknowledgement in programs and during curtain speeches
    • •  6 invitations to Opening Night reception for sponsored production
    • •  Invitations to special events throughout the season

    Mainstage Show Sponsor: $7,500 Leader | $3,500 Partner

    • •  Inclusion in production related press releases
    • •  Logo on all production related collateral
    • •  Logo on production page on website, linked to company site
    • •  Acknowledgement in programs and during curtain speeches
    • •  4 invitations to Opening Night reception for sponsored production
    • •  Invitations to special events throughout the season

    Make a Difference: Program Sponsorship

    The impact of Dorset Theatre Festival’s programming is deeply felt throughout our local community and the national theatrical landscape. Sponsor a production or specific program, knowing that your support makes a true impact.

    New Play Development: $12,000 Leader | $6,000 Partner

    Creating an artistic home for some of today’s most exciting playwrights, Dorset Theatre Festival launches new plays into the national theatre canon through its New Play Readings, Workshops, Writers Retreats and Local First Festival.

    Young Playwrights & Education: $7,500 Leader | $3,000 Partner

    Providing professional mentorship and playwriting experience for the next generation of artists and audiences, this program reaches more than 300 middle and high school students each year.

    Apprentice & Training: $30,000 Leader | $10,000 Partner

    Offering pre-professional theatre artists the opportunity to work side by side with today’s top theatre directors, designers, and actors, the Apprentice Program welcomes 16 youth each summer as integral members of the Festival’s team.

    Giving Back: $7,500 Leader | $3,000 Partner

    Dedicated to providing theatrical access to those who serve our community everyday, Giving Back provides low-cost tickets to the military, firefighters, police officers, and community volunteers.

    Special Events

    Special one-night-only events reach an influential and engaged part of our community while providing critical operating support for the festival.


    Reach Our Sophisticated Patrons

    We are committed to growing a culturally diverse, informed, and engaged community. Your sponsorship puts you front and center in all our marketing, promotional, and online collateral: connecting you to our customers and enhancing your brand. Your organization will be promoted to:

    • •  Our season patrons: 4,000 annually and growing
    • •  Our social media followers on Facebook and Instagram
    • •  Our print market, which spans 3 states with exposure to over 30,000 readers in Vermont alone
    • •  Our radio listeners on VPRWAMCand WMHT, which cover 7 states in the Northeast
    • •  The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Berkshire Eagle, Manchester Journal, and Rutland Herald