The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's 30th Anniversary Season

Shakespeare in the Park 2018: A Midsummer Night's Dream at Centennial Park, August 9 – September 9, 2018

Our Annual Shakespeare in the Park production will be seen by up to 20,000 people. Advertising opportunities include space in our Playbill and banner advertising in Centennial Park throughout the run of the show.

Winter Shakespeare 2019: Julius Caesar at Belmont University's Troutt Theater, January 2019.

Directed by Santiago Sosa, our 12th annual Winter Shakespeare production will be attended by up to 8,500 people, including many area high school students.

The Winter production allows The Festival to provide both public performances and daytime school performances. The first eleven winter productions have served over 46,000 Middle Tennessee students and adults. The NSF was awarded grants to serve at-risk children, who are given the opportunity to experience these productions free of charge.

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival relies heavily on the generosity of corporations, foundations, individuals and government agencies for the facilitation of our efforts to provide Shakespearean experiences to Middle Tennessee.

Businesses and foundations receive excellent exposure and are granted myriad benefits in exchange for helping us continue to give the gift of Shakespeare.  Corporations and foundations may choose to sponsor The Nashville Shakespeare Festival in the following ways: 

Sponsorship in Playbills Example

Sponsorship in Playbills Example

 

Naming Rights: 

$40,000 Season, $25,000 Shakespeare in the Park, $15,000 Winter Shakespeare
"Naming Rights" is an exclusive presenting sponsorship, where your company name will appear as part of the name of the event, e.g. "<Your Company> presents Shakespeare in the Park" (Example), plus you receive the benefits of the corresponding sponsorship below.

Season Sponsorship:

 $25,000 ($40,000 for naming rights)
This sponsorship supports our major productions in both the summer and winter, including performances at Centennial Park and the Troutt Theater.  It is renewable annually and begins with the calendar year.

Benefits:

  • Sponsorship billing on all posters and postcards for the season
  • Sponsorship billing on all television commercials and internet PSA’s for the season
  • 3x8 logo banner in the park for the summer
  • Logo visibility in the lobby of Troutt Theater for winter performance
  • Full page ad in the playbill for both the winter and summer shows
  • Public acknowledgement and thanks during curtain speech before each performance of summer and winter shows
  • Royal Package seating for up to 30 people for your chosen night of Shakespeare in the Park
  • Royal Package seating for up to 30 people to the Winter Shakespeare show (night or nights of your choosing)
  • Opportunity for your organization to send representatives to participate in an educational workshop at the school of your choice
  • Reserved seating for up to 20 people to attend the corresponding sponsored school matinee performance with the school of your choice

Shakespeare in the Park Sponsorship: 

$10,000 ($25,000 for naming rights)

This sponsorship supports the summer production.  It is renewable annually.

Benefits:

  • Sponsorship billing on all posters and postcards for the summer show
  • Sponsorship billing on all television commercials and PSA’s for the summer show
  • 3'x8' banner in the park for the summer
  • Full page ad in the playbill for the summer show
  • Public acknowledgement and thanks during curtain speech before each performance of the summer show
  • Royal Package seating for up to 20 people for your chosen night of Shakespeare in the Park

Winter Shakespeare Sponsorship: 

$5,000 ($15,000 for naming rights)

This sponsorship supports only the winter production.  It is renewable annually.

Benefits:

  • Sponsorship billing on all posters and postcards for the winter show
  • Sponsorship billing on all television commercials and PSA’s for the winter show
  • Public acknowledgement and thanks during curtain speech before each performance of the winter show
  • Full page ad in the playbill for the winter show
  • Logo placement in lobby display at Troutt Theater for winter performance
  • Royal Package seating for up to 20 people to the Winter Shakespeare show (night or nights of your choosing)

Education Sponsorship:

$2,000

This sponsorship supports the educational components a production of your choice.  It is renewable with every show.

Benefits:

  • Sponsorship billing on Education Guides 
  • Half page ad in the playbill for the corresponding sponsored show
  • Public acknowledgement and thanks during curtain speech before corresponding sponsored performance
  • Opportunity for your organization to send representatives to participate in an educational workshop at the school of your choice. Reserved seating for up to 20 people to attend the corresponding sponsored performance with the school of your choice.

 

For more information about becoming a Nashville Shakespeare Festival Sponsorplease contact us at sponsorships@nashvilleshakes.org or (615) 255-2273