Enabling everyone to discover the magic of Shakespeare.
Founded in 2003, the Delaware Shakespeare Festival (DSF) makes classical theatre accessible to all with our professional cast and crew. With help from our corporate sponsors, ticket prices are only $18 ($16 for seniors and $14 students), creating what Delaware Today calls, “summer’s must-do event.”
In 2015, DSF served about 4,7000 people, including between over 1,000 children, in Delaware and the surrounding region. We invite you to be a DSF supporter as we enter our fourteenth season!
We encourage you to sponsor the Festival. DSF will work with you to create a custom benefits package, potentially including logo placements, complimentary tickets, ads in the Summer Festival Playbill, and more.
Learn more about the sponsorship categories.
- Exclusive 2014 Headline Sponsor | $10,000
- The Comedy of Errors Sponsor | $5,000
- The Bridge Sponsor | $4,000
- Family Nights Sponsor | $3,500
- Opening Night Sponsor | $2,000
- Understanding Shakespeare Sponsor | $2,000
- College Apprentice Program Sponsor| $2,000
- Children’s Activity Tent Sponsor| $1,500
- Adopt-an-Actor Program| $1,000
Exclusive 2016 Headline Sponsor: $10,000
This exclusive sponsorship allows your company to show its commitment to the community throughout the entire year of performances and education and outreach programs.
The Comedy of Errors Sponsor: $5,000
Your company can be a production sponsor for DSF’s 2016 summer presentation of Shakespeare’s most famous play.
The Bridge Sponsor (At-Risk Youth): $4,000
The Bridge is DSF’s program which brings at-risk and adjudicated youth to the Festival free of charge. DSF artists also provide workshops that help participants to connect the themes of the play to their own lives.
Family Nights Sponsor: $3,500
Family Nights are our three Sunday Matinee performances. Children under 12 are admitted for free of charge and special family-friendly activities are scheduled.
Opening Night Sponsor: $2,000
Have your company be a presence at the grand opening and first night party. Traditionally, the New Castle County Executive has welcomed the audience from the stage before the show.
Understanding Shakespeare Sponsor: $2,000
Each night two DSF artists present an informal pre-show orientation to the audience. This helps to shake off any “Shakespeare-phobia” an audience might have.
College Apprentice Program Sponsor: $2,000
Every year, DSF provides 5-8 college students with a pre-professional experience. This sponsorship supports apprentice stipends and training workshops.
Children’s Activity Tent Sponsor: $1,500
On Family Nights, DSF provides a tent with Shakespeare-themed arts and crafts and other children’s activities.
Adopt-an-Actor Program: $1000 (10 available)
Attach your company’s name to the performance of one of DSF’s talented professional actors. Let us know what night you are coming, and we’ll arrange a post-performance meeting!
For more information, please contact:
David Stradley, Producing Artistic Director
Delaware Shakespeare Festival
P.O. Box 7567
Wilmington, DE 19803