Corporate Support

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's 2019 Season

Winter Shakespeare 2019: Julius Caesar at Belmont University's Troutt Theater, January 10-27, 2019, and at MTSU's Tucker Theatre in Murfreesboro, January 30 - February 1, 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 52,000 Middle Tennessee students and adults. The NSF receives grants to serve at-risk children, who are given the opportunity to experience these productions free of charge.

Summer Shakespeare 2019: The Tempest and Pericles at oneC1TY, August 15 – September 22, 2019, and at Academy Park in Franklin from September 26 - 29, 2019. 

Our Annual Summer Shakespeare production will be seen by up to 20,000 people. Advertising opportunities include space in our Playbill and banner advertising at oneC1TY and Academy Park throughout the run of the show. 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: 


Naming Rights: 

$40,000 Season, $25,000 Summer Shakespeare, $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 Summer Shakespeare" (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 oneC1TY and the Troutt Theater.  It is renewable annually and begins with the calendar year.

Benefits:

  • Sponsorship billing on all billboards, posters, and postcards for the season

  • Sponsorship billing on all television commercials and internet PSA’s for the season

  • 3x8 logo banner at oneC1TY 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

  • Reserved seating for up to 30 people for your chosen night of Summer Shakespeare

  • Reserved 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


Summer Shakespeare Sponsorship: 

$15,000 ($25,000 for naming rights)

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

Benefits:

  • Your logo on Nashville Shakespeare Festival's website

  • Facebook, Instagram and Twitter acknowledgements (Leading up to and during the run of the production)

  • Sponsorship billing on all billboards, posters, and postcards for the summer show

  • Sponsorship billing on all television commercials and PSA’s for the summer show

  • 3’x8’ digital banner advertisement for our six weeks at oneC1TY and our special week in Franklin

  • Public acknowledgement and thanks during curtain speech before each performance of the summer show

  • Reserved seating for up to 20 people for your chosen night of Summer Shakespeare

  • Full page ad in the playbill for the Summer Shakespeare

  • Reserved Royal Seating for 10 people for your chosen night of Summer Shakespeare (includes a catered dinner from Pastaria, preferred parking, and the best seats in the “house”)

  • Opportunity for your employees to volunteer at the event


Winter Shakespeare Sponsorship: 

$10,000 ($15,000 for naming rights)

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

Benefits:

  • Sponsorship billing on all billboards, 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

  • Reserved seating for up to 20 people to the Winter Shakespeare show (night or nights of your choosing)


Digital Banner Sponsorship:

$2,500

Benefits:

  • Logo visibility on digital signage during the 7 weeks of Summer Shakespeare (6 weeks in Nashville, 1 week in Franklin)

  • Name or logo placement on the production web page of www.nashvilleshakes.org

 

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

 
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