Enabling everyone to discover the magic of Shakespeare.
Founded in 2003, Delaware Shakespeare brings our community together for thrilling classical theatre and learning experiences. With help from our corporate sponsors, we served over 5,600 people in 2016, including between over 700 children, in Delaware and the surrounding region. We invite you to be a Delaware Shakespeare supporter as we enter our fifteenth season!
Delaware Shakespeare will work with corporate sponsors 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 2017 Headline Sponsor | $10,000
- Henry V or As You Like It 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 2017 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.
Henry V or As You Like It Sponsor: $5,000
Your company can be a production sponsor for the Summer Festival production of Shakespeare’s thrilling history play, or the Community Tour production of his comic masterpiece.
The Bridge Sponsor (At-Risk Youth): $4,000
The Bridge is Delaware Shakespeare’s program which brings at-risk and adjudicated youth to the Summer Festival free of charge. Teaching 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 Summer Festival Sunday 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 Summer Festival 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 of the Summer Festival, Delaware Shakespeare 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 summer, Delaware Shakespeare 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 Summer Festival Family Nights, Delaware Shakespeare provides a tent with Shakespeare-themed arts and crafts and other children’s activities.
Adopt-an-Actor Program: $1000
Attach your company’s name to the performance of one of Delaware Shakespeare’s talented professional actors. Let us know when you are coming, and we’ll arrange a post-performance meeting!
For more information, please contact:
David Stradley, Producing Artistic Director
P.O. Box 7567
Wilmington, DE 19803