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    Take Center Stage as a Dorset Theatre Festival Corporate Sponsor

    The Dorset Theatre Festival is where the action is in Southern Vermont.

    Dorset Theatre Festival has put Southern Vermont on the map as a cultural destination presenting the very best of Off-Broadway theatre, working with top theatrical talent, and producing at the highest level of artistic quality. Our corporate partners allow us to better serve our audiences, our artists, and our community through world-class mainstage productions, new play development, educational outreach programs, and a deep investment in our local community.

    Sponsorship Opportunities range from $1,500 to $20,000 and can include benefits such as:

    • •  Logo included in press releases, brochures, postcards and posters
    • •  Linked Logo on Dorset Theatre Festival website
    • •  Acknowledgement in programs and during curtains speeches
    • •  Invitations to Opening Nights and other special events throughout the season
    • •  Opportunity to host Dorset Theatre Festival artists at private or Festival events
    • •  Complimentary or discounted tickets for employees

    Reach Dorset Theatre Festival’s engaged community of sophisticated theatre-goers

    We are committed to growing a culturally diverse, informed and engaged community. Your sponsorship will put you front and center in all our newly designed marketing, promotional and online collateral to connect to our customers and enhance your brand. Depending upon your sponsorship level, your organization will be promoted in all of the following traditional media platforms:

    •  Season patrons: 4,000 annually and growing
    • Our fast-growing social media activity on Facebook lands between 600-1,000 views per unpaid posts; 4,000 to 7,000 views per paid post
    • Google Analytics yields high performing posts to targeted communities
    • Print market spans 3 states with exposure to over 30,000 readers in Vermont alone
    • Online digital versions yield 30,000 impressions per month per paper.
    • Radio ads on VPRWAMCand WMHT cover 7 states in the Northeast with Vermont Public Radio’s reach alone of over 170,000 listeners.
    • Editorial coverage provided by New York Times, Berkshire Eagle, Manchester Journal, and Rutland Herald, among others.

    As part of Hills Alive, Named One of the U.S. Top 50 festivals by The New York Times

    As a corporate sponsor, you join an elite group of regional and national companies who support the arts to enrich their community, keeping it vibrant – both culturally and economically – for the future.


    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 Exclusive; $3,750 Co-Sponsor

    • •  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 felt deeply throughout our local community and into the wider theatrical field, spreading throughout the nation. Sponsor a production or specific program, knowing that your support makes a true impact.

    New Play Development

    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 Program

    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 Program

    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

    Dedicated to providing access to those who serve our community everyday, Giving Back provides free and 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.