The Free Shakespeare for Kids Program

Each year, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company attracts thousands of loyal patrons to the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City, MD, for outdoor productions of timeless classic works. This beloved program not only allows families to attend together, creating generations of loyal Shakespeare fans, it helps to  cultivate a community event, not just a cultural one. CSC’s Free Shakespeare for Kids (FSFK) program is the most visible and well-established sponsorship opportunity we offer, reaching the largely affluent, well-educated audience members we serve each summer.

The Free Shakespeare for Kids program provides free admission for the duration of our summer season (main-stage production only) for all children under the age of 19. This program invites children to enjoy Shakespeare and other classic playwrights for the first time on the stage, not the page, and helps attract and retain a deeply loyal fan-base of young, professional families. Every Sunday is Family Fun Day, with children’s activities, games, and featured-pre-show performances.

$10,000 FSFK Naming Sponsorship (Exclusive)
  • “Free Shakespeare for Kids Sponsored By” included in all promotional material, on front of tickets, and on front of summer season programs
  • Signage at the entrance to the Patapsco Female Institute and a designated area for sponsor-provided promotional materials
  • Prominent logo placement and visibility on CSC website and in all summer season electronic communications with live links to your company website
  • Logo placement on the front page of the kids’ program insert
  • Recognition in the curtain speech of every summer season performance and an invitation to give a brief welcome from the stage at one performance of your choice
  • Full-page ad with prominent placement in the summer season program
  • Highlighted acknowledgment on the donor page of all season programs
  • 25 sponsor tickets to be used at your discretion throughout the summer season
  • Invitations to all exclusive CSC donor events throughout the year
  • Preferential notification for your employees to enjoy discounted tickets to select performances throughout the year
$5,000 Sustaining Sponsorship of the FSFK program (Two Available)
  • Visibility and recognition in promotional materials specific to the CSC summer season
  • Half-page ad in the summer season production program
  • Recognition on the Education page of the CSC website
  • Acknowledgment on the donor page of all season programs
  • Logo placement on the front page of the kids’ program insert
  • 10 complimentary tickets to the summer performance of your choice
  • Invitations to all exclusive CSC donor events throughout the year
  • Opportunities for your employees to enjoy discounted tickets to select performances throughout the year
$2,500 Partner Level Sponsorship of the FSFK Program (Four Available)
  • Logo on CSC website and in summer season promotional materials
  • Quarter-page ad in the summer season program
  • Acknowledgment on the donor page of all season programs
  • 5 complimentary tickets to the summer performance of your choice
  • Invitations to all exclusive CSC donor events throughout the year
  • Opportunities for your employees to enjoy discounted tickets to select performances throughout the year
$1,000 Artistic Associate Sponsorship of the FSFK Program (Many Available)
  • 5 complimentary tickets to one performance during the summer season
  • Acknowledgment on the donor page of all season programs
  • Opportunities for your employees to enjoy discounted tickets to select performances throughout the year

CONTACT
Laura Malkus, Director of Development
(410) 244-8571 x107