Sponsorship

It's help from people like you that keeps theatre accessible!

Open Stage, Harrisburg's oldest professional regional theatre, has been making theatre magic in our Central PA community for over 35 years. We employ artists who are committed to theatre as a life’s work and we inspire the next generation of actors through the classes, workshops, and outreach programs of The Alsedek Theatre School.

Our mission is to support a company of artists to present diverse offerings of thought-provoking theatre and educational activities in intimate settings. We believe deeply in the healing, connecting, and life affirming power of theatre and strive to make the livetheatre experience available and accessible to everyone.

At Open Stage, we are proud of the way our company of artists works together to push boundaries. We take risks beyond what might be expected from a traditional theatre experience, both with the work we choose to produce and the way we choose to produce it. During our season, Open Stage features plays and musicals performed by professional actors as well as students from The Alsedek Theatre School. There are also cabaret performances, streaming and in-person talk shows, a yearly production of The Diary of Anne Frank for local students, and a collaboration with Sankofa African American Theatre Company. Open Stage greatly values our commitment to artistic freedom, and works to encourage an active and living relationship between our audience and our company of artists.


We are excited to partner with like minded companies and groups who also value the importance of the arts and the importance of building connections to create stronger communities. Open Stage has made a commitment to support the cultural education of the community while building informed theatre audiences and artists.

We would love to have you join us on our journey.

Partnership with Open Stage can take a variety of forms. You, or your company, can:

  • Join us as a member of The Inner Circle

  • Sponsor one of our season shows or yearly events

  • Make Open Stage part of an employee donation matching program

  • Support Open Stage through Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

  • Volunteer with us at the theatre.

  • Donate to The Alsedek Theatre School

  • Support our RADtix program

  • Sponsor a chair in our Main Stage

We invite you to look at the information included here, and to join us in whatever capacity best suits you. Please reach out to our team with questions or with your own unique partnership needs and ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Inner Circle

 

By partnering with Open Stage as a member of The Inner Circle, you will become a vital part of our mission. We’ll be working together to support a community of artists as they present thought provoking theatre and educational opportunities, and making sure that those opportunities are available to everyone.


There are many levels of annual sponsorship, and customized sponsorships are also available. Check out the information below to learn about the benefits that you and your company would gain from our partnership.

Circle Levels

 

Patron Circle

$10/mo or $120/yr

$120+ value

or
$20/mo or $240/yr

$240+ value

or Patron Circle+ for 2

1 ticket to every Open Stage show*
listing in the program for the full season
invites to post show discussions
exclusive discounts and offers
reserve tickets for friends at the Box Office

Director Circle

$30/mo or $360/yr

$240+ value, $120 tax deductible

2 tickets to every Open Stage show*
reserved seating for general admission shows
plus everything from lower levels

Backstage Circle

$50/mo or $600/yr

$350+ value, $250 tax deductible

2 bonus tickets for use throughout the season*
backstage tour**
plus everything from lower levels

Artist Circle

$100/mo or $1,200/yr

$830+ value, $370 tax deductible

annual one-on-one meetings with a member of the development staff. Learn about our plans for the upcoming season before anyone else**
plus everything from lower levels
$250/mo or $3,000/yr

$4,630+ value

Producer Circle

"Production Sponsor" credit, including logo, online and on advertising materials all season for chosen production
thanked in curtain speech at each performance for chosen production
plus everything from lower levels

Sponsor Levels

 

Production Sponsor

$6,000
2 tickets to every Open Stage show*
10 bonus tickets for use throughout the season*
half page ad in our program for the season
listing in the program for the full season
reserved seating for general admission shows
discounted tickets to Open Stage shows
advertise in our lobby
For your chosen production:
"Production Sponsor" credit, including logo, online and on advertising materials all season
special thanks in curtain speech at each performance
6 tickets to opening night
invitation to first rehearsal**

Season Sponsor

$12,000
20 bonus tickets for use throughout the season*
6 tickets to opening night of a single production
"Season Sponsor" credit, including logo, online and on advertising materials all season
special thanks in curtain speech at each performance
invitation to first rehearsal of a single production**
invitation to speak during opening night curtain speech
plus everything from lower levels

Sustaining Sponsor

$24,000
4 tickets to every Open Stage show*
30 bonus tickets for use throughout the season*
10 tickets to opening night of a single production
full page ad in our program for the season
complimentary use of the Court Street Cabaret for up to 4 hours***
plus everything from lower levels

Angel Sponsor

$30,000
40 bonus tickets for use throughout the season*
invitation to first rehearsal of all productions**
plus everything from lower levels

Open Stage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible.

* Open Stage shows do not include special events or productions that are produced by a third party

** by request

*** usage subject to standard rental procedures and polices, special request needed

Join The Inner Circle!

Become part of our family of supporters.

Open Stage Gala

 

Open Stage presents a Gala benefit fundraiser every year in June, featuring performances, an awards ceremony, and a silent auction. We hope you will support Open Stage through sponsoring the Gala. You will be supporting Harrisburg’s oldest regional theatre, which is dedicated to creating thought-provoking theatre and offering theatre education for children, teens, and adults. Our patrons, students, sponsors, and donors inspire our company of artists to strive to bring the best of mind-opening contemporary theatre to Central PA. Read on to discover the various ways you can partner with us to support the Open Stage Gala.

Program Advertising Sponsor

full page 5"x8" - $1,000
half page 5"x4" - $500

Host Committee

$500
2 tickets to event
recognition in event materials

Front Row Sponsor

$750
4 tickets to event
2 complimentary tickets to any Open Stage show
plus everything from lower levels

Star Sponsor

$1,500
6 tickets to event
4 complimentary tickets to any Open Stage show
listing in invitation and gala program
half page ad in gala program
display on website
plus everything from lower levels

Celebration Sponsor

$3,000
8 tickets to event
6 complimentary tickets to any Open Stage show
full page premium space ad in gala program
featured display space (supplied by sponsor)
plus everything from lower levels

Event Sponsor

$6,000
10 tickets to event
10 complimentary tickets to any Open Stage show
major sponsor listing in invitation and gala program
full page ad in Season 37 program
prominent display on openstagehbg.com
featured banner/display space (supplied by sponsor)
plus everything from lower levels

Sponsor the gala!

Our largest annual fundraising event.

Capital 10-Miler: A Run for the Arts

 

Each year, hundreds of runners support a number of independent non-profit arts organizations in the Capital 10-Miler. Open Stage founded and continues to administer the Capital 10-Miler, which is funded by runner registration fees and generous sponsorship from local businesses and individuals. Open Stage assumes responsibility for all costs including permitting, insurance, race organization and promotion, runner shirts and prizes. The Capital 10-Miler's scenic course begins and ends on City Island, while runners traverse through some of Harrisburg's most notable landmarks and roadways .The Capital 10-Miler receives strong media coverage from PennLive, several television stations, and a number of running blogs

In-Kind Sponsor

cash, company product or service, such as gift certificates, promotion, food/drinks for runners. Acknowledgment at race.

Bronze Sponsor

$750
company promo material in runner registration bags
company logo on race shirts (if committed by 3/1)
2 complimentary race entries

Silver Sponsor

$1,500
company name listed on race brochures
company logo on race website
4 complimentary race entries
plus everything from lower levels

Gold Sponsor

$3,000
company banner at a key point in the course
6 complimentary race entries
plus everything from lower levels

Platinum Sponsor

$6,000
event title includes your company name
company executive may be the official race starter
company may participate in all race committee meetings
table space at all registration events and at the finish line
company included in all media exposure
company banner prominently displayed at start line
8 complimentary race entries
plus everything from lower levels

Sponsor the race!

Support the art organizations in Harrisburg.