Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is the premier classics theatre company in our region, serving more than 32,000 patrons and students each year. Sponsorship Opportunities for our Artistic Season, Education Programs, and Free Shakespeare for Kids place you among an enterprising class of institutional partners who have joined with us and share our commitment to the redevelopment of Downtown Baltimore City, and the timeless endurance of Shakespeare’s plays. Corporate support is a critical and visible part of making Shakespeare for Everyone.

We customize a recognition and benefit plan tailored for you based on your company’s needs and level of support. Sample benefits include:

  • Invitations to Opening Night VIP receptions
  • Recognition on our website, in the theatre, and in show programs
  • Promotional opportunities through digital communications
  • Advertising space in performance show programs
  • Meeting or event space within our theatre
  • Complimentary tickets for your employees or clients

To learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor, contact development@chesapeakeshakespeare.com or call 410-244-8571, ext. 107 or

Our audience

We attract a total audience of over 32,000 theatre patrons and program participants annually. 31% of subscribers and single ticket buyers live in Baltimore City, 24% in Baltimore County, 21% in Howard County, with the remainder from across the surrounding region

Our typical patron is a well-educated, active participant in the cultural and economic life of our community.

Our students

We serve nearly 17,000 students annually, with a focus on building the next generation of theatre patrons and artists. In our most recent completed season pre-COVID, student matinee sponsorships made it possible for over 1,800 students from schools with limited resources to see Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth for free. In all, we welcomed students from 118 schools (including 22 Title I schools) from 13 Maryland counties and three surrounding states. Our teaching artists also provided 113 days of in-school programming at 19 schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Howard, and Montgomery Counties.

For individual students, our growing program of after-school classes and summer camps at the Studio now includes over 20 different sessions for young people from kindergarten through high school. Sponsorships help to support these as well as internships and apprenticeships for early career professionals.

For Veterans

Our Olive Branch and Laurel Crown program has been built especially with the Veterans’ experience in mind. We have sponsorship opportunities available to support Veterans' programming ranging from $2,500 up to $10,000.

Any Questions?

To learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor, contact development@chesapeakeshakespeare.com or call 410-244-8571 x107.